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Warehouse management systems (WMS) provider Microlistics is launching its wares into the UK & European markets to expand its global footprint.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Microlistics is a Gartner-recognised WMS provider operating across Australia, Asia Pacific, North America and the Middle East. The company has four product lines: WMS Enterprise, its fully integrated flagship; WMS Chilled, its cold storage product; WMS 3PL, its multi-site and multi-client 3PL software; and WMS Express, its pre-configured, rapid implementation package.
Customers include Linfox Asia, Brand Collective, ESAB, Thomas Foods International, Berli Jucker Logistics, Havaianas, TT Logistics and TNT Express Logistics. Logistics warehousing services are provided to many of the world’s leading brands though the Microlistics 3PL client base, to companies such as Unilever, Nestle, Birkenstock Footwear, Procter & Gamble, Officeworks, DKSH and many more utilising the Microlistics 3PL WMS.
Microlistics, which joined the WiseTech Global group in January 2018, will leverage the group’s local networks, long-term locally based LSP WMS experience and expertise, and work and provide local support from regional offices in Ede, the Netherlands, and Milton Keynes, UK.
Founder and managing director of Microlistics Mark Dawson said: “This is a great opportunity to leverage WiseTech’s global reach and expand into a key trading region. We have enhanced our WMS products for the European market and its regulations and look forward to bringing new benefits to customers across this region.”
Global advisory company Gartner this year included Microlistics in the global identification of leading ‘Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)’ for the fifth consecutive year. Microlistics was included as a notable mention in the Magic Quadrant from 2014 to 2016, before being upgraded to full inclusion in 2017 and 2018.
 

Australian software named in Gartner Magic Quadrant

Microlistics MD Mark Dawson.

Global advisory company Gartner has included Microlistics in the global identification of leading warehouse technology products, ‘Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)’ for the fifth consecutive year.
Microlistics, part of the WiseTech Global group, is a provider of warehouse management software encompassing enterprise, express, cold storage, and third party logistics. Inclusion in the Quadrant places Microlistics among 13 of the top global warehouse management systems.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Microlistics works with customers across Asia Pacific and, more recently, in North America and the Middle East. The company’s customers include Linfox, Mitre 10, ESAB, Thomas Foods International, Berli Jucker Logistics, Spotlight Retail Group, Brand Collective, Concept Logistics, Nick Scali, Russell Corporation, TT Logistics, TNT Express Logistics, and many other leading supply chain organisations.
Microlistics managing director Mark Dawson said: “Inclusion in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant is recognition of the quality, breadth and depth of our WMS, as well as our growing international presence. Microlistics combines leading edge software development with proven, practical knowledge and experience to improve our customers’ warehouse and business operations, whether they are small businesses or large multi-site distribution centres. We do this by designing and implementing products that provide our customers with extensive functionality, rapid deployment, data analytics and reporting capabilities.
“On top of this, we are part of the WiseTech Global group, which we joined in 2017, making us part of a global logistics systems company with over 7,000 customers in 130 countries.
“WiseTech Global has powerful innovation capability that will help us accelerate development of our high productivity WMS and a global reach that we can leverage to bring new benefits to more customers.”
Microlistics was included as a notable mention in the Magic Quadrant from 2014 to 2016, before being upgraded to full inclusion in 2017 and 2018.

WiseTech Global announces ninth acquisition for 2017

Sydney-based logistics software company, WiseTech Global, has acquired Warehouse Management System (WMS) provider, Microlistics, for $40 million, expanding its e-commerce capabilities.
“With the impact of e-commerce and advances in automation, warehouse management is an increasingly complex and specialised part of the international supply chain,” said WiseTech Global CEO, Richard White.
“The combined strength of WiseTech’s global innovation capabilities and our CargoWise One supply chain execution platform integrated with Microlistics’ powerful warehouse solutions for enterprise, express, third party logistics and cold storage will provide significant benefit to logistics providers.
“WiseTech is uniquely well-placed to deliver the technology convergence and deep integration necessary to facilitate omnichannel, multimodal movements across the supply chain ¬– of which warehousing is a critical component,” he said.
Microlistics Founder and Managing Director, Mark Dawson, said that joining the WiseTech Global Group is a key part of its evolution.
“With the global strength and powerful innovation capability of WiseTech, and our WMS expertise, together we will accelerate development of high productivity WMS to bring significant new benefits to the logistics industry,” said Dawson.
“Microlistics will remained focused on warehouse management solutions and we can leverage WiseTech’s global reach, resources and the CargoWise One platform, which for our customers will mean the opportunity for end-to-end execution, control and visibility of the supply chain,” he said.
Microlistics will reportedly continue to develop and deliver its warehouse management solutions with Dawson at the helm to its worldwide customers, and potentially to the 7,000 logistics providers across 125 countries that use WiseTech’s integrated supply chain execution solutions.
According to the Australian Financial Review, Microlistics made $6.8 million revenue in 2016-17, and WiseTech reported $153.8 million in revenue for the same period – spending $50.4 million on research and development.

WiseTech Global to buy WMS provider Microlistics

Mark Hall of WiseTech Global on the left with Mark Dawson of Microlistics on the right.

WiseTech Global has acquired Microlistics, a provider of warehouse management systems encompassing enterprise, express, cold storage and-third party logistics.
Microlistics has customers across Asia-Pacific, North America and the Middle East, including Linfox, Mitre 10, ESAB, Thomas Foods International, Berli Jucker Logistics, Spotlight Retail Group, Brand Collective, Concept Logistics, Nick Scali, Russell Corporation, TT Logistics, TNT Express Logistics, and many other supply chain organisations.
WiseTech Global CEO Richard White said: “With the impact of ecommerce and advances in automation, warehouse management is an increasingly complex and specialised part of the international supply chain.
“WiseTech is uniquely well-placed to deliver the technology convergence and deep integration necessary to facilitate omni-channel, multi-modal movements across the supply chain, of which warehousing is a critical component. Ultimately, the native embedding of Microlistics WMS solutions into our integrated CargoWise One platform operating across 125 countries will substantially increase productivity for local and global logistics providers and their customers.”
Microlistics founder and managing director Mark Dawson said: “Joining the WiseTech Global group is a key part of our evolution. With the global strength and powerful innovation capability of WiseTech and our WMS expertise, together we will accelerate development of high productivity WMS to bring significant new benefits to the logistics industry. Microlistics will remained focused on warehouse management and we can leverage WiseTech’s global reach, resources and the CargoWise One platform, which for our customers will mean the opportunity for end-to-end execution, control and visibility of the supply chain.”
Remaining under the leadership of Mark Dawson, Microlistics will continue to develop and deliver its warehouse management solutions directly to its worldwide customers, and potentially to the 7,000 logistics providers across 125 countries who utilise WiseTech’s integrated supply chain execution services.

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