ECS Group’s Cargo Digital Factory and Wiremind Cargo are co-ordinating their digital expertise under a new technology-focused and autonomous company: CargoTech.
The pandemic has spotlighted the importance of digitalisation across all air cargo processes. With the launch of CargoTech, ECS Group’s in house solution developer, Cargo Digital Factory, and the French software and data-science company, Wiremind Cargo will focus their efforts on intelligently digitalising the air cargo industry. CargoTech also supports one of the four pillars of ECS Group’s new Augmented GSA concept, comprising Commercial, Technology, Sustainability, and New Abilities.
Based in Paris, France, Cargo Digital Factory and Wiremind’s newly established dedicated cargo business unit will collaborate to digitalise as many air cargo processes as possible. Existing Cargo Digital Factory products such as its APOLLO BI & Reporting System, PATHFINDER Track & Trace solution, and QUANTUM pricing support system, and Wiremind Cargo’s shipment volume evaluation & flight planning system SKYPALLET, form the basis of CargoTech’s product portfolio. The two divisions will jointly innovate and design additional digital solutions to expand the standard product portfolio, as well as tailor individual products for all actors of the cargo supply chain: airlines, GHAs, GSAs, and freight forwarders.
“ECS Group and Wiremind have been business partners since June 2018. ECS became a customer of Skypallet in its early days and we helped enhance the product as a key user. We both share a common vision and ambition to digitalise the industry in a way that removes complexity and manual work and focuses completely on the user experience. We believe that whatever can be digitised should not remain manual but are also aware that not everything can be automated. ECS Group offers solutions for both scenarios. Whatever requires human expertise is covered by our New Abilities portfolio, whereas CargoTech takes care of automating and digitalising routine processes to reduce costs and optimise revenues while fostering innovation,” Cedric Millet, ECS Group chief strategy & digital officer, explains. “Under the CargoTech umbrella, we will enhance and develop digital products both for the benefit of our existing ECS Group customers, as well as for all other airlines in the world. Our solutions are modular, and customers can subscribe to one or several products as required.”
“Our intensified collaboration with Cargo Digital Factory will enable us to deliver more quickly on our vision of becoming a leading provider of end-to-end software solutions to the air cargo market,” Nathanaël de Tarade, board member at Wiremind and CEO of Wiremind Cargo, says. “Not only will we be taking SkyPallet to the next level, but we will also be introducing new products to the market that we are developing together.”