Groupe CAT joins Vinturas platform

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Source: , 2019-10-16

Consortium now involved in more than 12m vehicle movements per year in Europe.

  • Groupe CAT, a major European independent player in transport and vehicle logistics, with operations in, joins Vinturas
  • Vinturas consortium now consists of Groupe CAT, Axess Logistics, Koopman Logistics Group, NVD and AutoLink
  • Digitalization of supply chain, leading to transparency, process improvements and a better customer journey for OEM’s and Fleet owners

Leek (Netherlands), October 15 - Vinturas, a consortium of leading automotive logistics service providers in Europe, has the logistics Groupe CAT join its consortium. With the accession of Groupe CAT, Vinturas will be involved in more than 25% of all supply chain vehicle movements in Europe, which ranks it as the leading platform in the industry.

Vinturas, established at the beginning of 2019, has taken an important step in the development of its network and services with the addition of Groupe CAT. The consortium, through its members, now covers all key markets in Europe and its digital platform will manage more than 12m vehicle movements per year.

Supply chain visibility

Thanks to Groupe CAT’s strong position in the market, Vinturas will lead the standardization of digital processes, in an industry still largely paper based. Standardization will result in significant process improvement for customers of the Vinturas platform. Additionally, it will lead to more transparency in an improved customer journey, as Vinturas provides end-to-end track and trace functionality for every new vehicle leaving the manufacturing location on its way to the dealer. Groupe CAT, established more than 60 years ago, operates in 27 countries and employs 9.000 people.

Leading platform

Vinturas CEO Jon Kuiper: “With Groupe CAT now joining the consortium, Vinturas has become the leading digital platform in our industry. The digitalization of the Finished Vehicle Supply Chain will give our customers, from OEM to dealer, finally the insights and value creation the industry has been waiting for.”

Vinturas blockchain based platform

Vinturas has developed a blockchain based platform providing digital services to OEM’s, Fleet-owners and dealers. The platform is currently tested with major customers and will go to production early 2020.

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About Vinturas:

Vinturas is the new standard for digital data sharing within European automotive finished vehicle logistics. The international digital platform is an initiative of four European leading logistics experts: Axess Logistics (Scandinavia), Koopman Logistics Group (the Netherlands and Germany), National Vehicle Distribution NVD (Ireland and UK) and Autolink Group (Baltics, Finland, Russia and CIS countries). IBM is the technology partner of Vinturas.