Blackbay announces acquisition by
Supply Chain leader BluJay Solutions
BluJay’s Global Trade Network enhanced with industry leading mobile platform capabilities
4 April 2017 – London, UK – Blackbay Ltd, a leading provider of mobility enabled solutions for the Transport and Logistics industry has been acquired by BluJay Solutions, previously known as Kewill, a market leader of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network.
“Intelligent mobility solutions have become an indispensable part of delivering a world-class experience for our customers and their customers; adding Blackbay is the perfect extension to our Global Trade Network,” commented Doug Braun, CEO of BluJay Solutions. Nigel Doust, CEO of Blackbay added, “We are very excited to be a part of BluJay Solutions. BluJay's global reach and approach to delivering value in the supply chain is a perfect match for our team.”
With an ecosystem of supply chain software, services, and the first Global Trade Network, BluJay unlocks the power of more than 40,000 universally connected partners so companies can achieve greater trade velocity, transform their supply chain economics for disruptive advantage, and see beyond the horizon to optimise their future in the global economy. “Blackbay’s mature and flexible Delivery Connect platform will provide our customers with new mobile workforce management, track and trace and workflow capabilities,” said Doug Surrett, BluJay's Chief Product Strategist.
Blackbay, headquartered in the UK with offices in Australia and New Zealand, will fully integrate with the global BluJay team. The two companies have partnered for nearly a year with a significant customer in Asia using the world-class mobility platform. Braun added, “Blackbay team members are highly motivated, customer-focused, and forward-thinking. We look forward to learning from them and continuing to execute on our global vision together."
Doust concluded, “BluJay brings market-leading Transportation Management, Warehouse Management, and Customs Management solutions to Blackbay’s customers, and provides the scale to take full advantage of Blackbay’s transformational mobility solutions. This is truly exciting times for our team, our partners, and particularly our customers.”
About BluJay Solutions
BluJay Solutions delivers supply chain software and services to the world’s most progressive retailers, distributors, freight forwarders, manufacturers, and logistics service providers. Transforming supply chain logistics with the BluJay Global Trade Network, we enable customers to unlock the power of more than 40,000 universally connected partners. With BluJay, companies can achieve greater trade velocity, transform their supply chain economics for disruptive advantage, and see beyond the horizon to optimize their future in the global economy. To learn more, visit: www.blujaysolutions.com, or follow us on Twitter at @myblujay and LinkedIn.
Blackbay is the leading provider of mobility-enabled solutions for the Transport and Logistics Industry. The Company’s configurable end-to-end products ensure first time, on time, every time delivery by connecting the shipper, operations, management, the driver and crucially the customer with real-time data and automated workflows to create smarter Delivery Companies.
Blackbay’s solutions deliver real-time track-and-trace, dispatching, on-the-road processes routing and scheduling capabilities to enable operations, drivers and other mobile workers to optimise the delivery process, streamline operations, improve compliance, increase revenue and enhance the overall customer experience.
Blackbay was supported by venture capital trusts managed by Albion Ventures LLP, a leading UK venture capital fund manager (www.albion-ventures.co.uk). Blackbay engaged in the process managed by Silverpeak, the technology investment bank, who were the exclusive lead adviser to Blackbay and its shareholders.
For additional information, contact Nigel Doust
Blackbay +44 7899 064699