Transmetrics to Bring Logistics Efficiency with a €1.67 Million EU Grant
Brussels/Sofia, 9 December 2019 – Transmetrics, a leading software provider of predictive optimization solutions for the logistics industry, announced that the company has been awarded a €1.67 million grant by the European Commission in the ultra-competitive European Innovation Council Accelerator programme. This funding will support the development of Transmetrics’ unique AI-driven logistics optimization software. Over 1,800 applications were submitted to this funding round but EC selected to finance only 75 projects that truly represented breakthrough deep-tech innovations with significant societal impact.
Transmetrics is well-known for its successful work with some of the leading logistics companies in the world, such as Kuehne+Nagel, DB Schenker, DPDgroup, Gebrüder Weiss, and more. During this project, Transmetrics will develop its next-generation predictive optimization software to respond to the needs of mid-size cargo transport companies.
Transmetrics’ software aims to address extreme inefficiencies in logistics. For example, trucks in the EU are driving on average half-empty, wasting economic resources and creating unnecessary emissions, while logistics is responsible for 30% of the world’s carbon emissions. Today, logistics service providers are still planning their resources mainly in Excel, based on the experience and gut feeling of planners. Transmetrics’ software replaces this manual planning process.
However, the goal of Transmetrics is not to substitute the planners, but to make them better at their job by combining their knowledge and experience with an automated AI-driven planning tool. As a result, companies can easily calculate and organize the most optimal logistics resource quantities based on multiple business constraints, costs, and accurate demand forecasts. Due to its data quality improvement module, Transmetrics’ software can work even with low-quality data that is common for the logistics industry.
“We are extremely happy and proud to receive this grant, given the fierce competition. It will allow Transmetrics to accelerate the development of our innovative software, scale our new product and bring economic benefits to this tough market” said Asparuh Koev, Founder of Transmetrics. “This is the industry where profit margins are very thin and by optimizing logistics asset management with Transmetrics, mid-size companies can double their profit and reduce unnecessary carbon emissions by using fewer assets needed for transport.”
During the preliminary trials with two European logistics companies, Transmetrics’ state-of-the-art technology has already proven significant benefits for the mid-market players, saving over 20% of transport costs. For its potential to bring innovation to the logistics optimization market, the project received support from highly reputable European logistics associations such as ALICE, CLECAT, and FORWARD Belgium. Once launched, Transmetrics’ product will be offered on a software-as-a-service monthly subscription and companies will be able to deploy it in under three months.
As a state-of-the-art AI platform developed exclusively for the Supply Chain, Transmetrics optimizes transport planning by leveraging the power of predictive analytics and machine learning. Transmetrics combines the strengths of humans with those of AI, ensuring the highest operational benefits, and reducing the environmental impact of logistics.
We’ve developed a unique approach for analyzing, modeling, and predicting transport flows with very high accuracy. Our unrivaled technology requires a rare combination of knowledge in multiple disciplines, something unique to Transmetrics. Our advantage comes from having strong experience in both the technical (Big Data and Predictive Analytics) and domain (Transport and Logistics) areas. Our products have brought significant benefits to the top-tier logistics companies worldwide that have experienced an up to 25% reduction in transport costs while increasing their fleet utilization up to 14% and maintaining high service levels. For more information visit www.transmetrics.ai