Airspace Technologies has opened its first European office, at Schiphol-Rijk in the Netherlands. The new operation, Airspace BV, will be managed by Marcel Andriessen.
Logistics software provider Airspace said it would expand its team across the Netherlands, France, Germany and the UK as part of its strategic growth.
The company’s software uses machine learning to identify the fastest and lowest risk path out of millions of possibilities, it said. This ensures that any potential delays are avoided and guarantees the customer real-time, end-to-end visibility, Airspace added.
The software could also be of use in light of Brexit, with Airspace saying its technology can “greatly reduce the impact of the logistics issues for the customer and allow vital products and services to still be delivered on time”.
Airspace BV managing director Andriessen has led logistics companies specialising in worldwide time-critical services over the last 20 years. He served as managing director at time:matters for 10 years.
“I am looking forward to getting back into time-critical logistics and to bring Airspace’s leading-edge technology to the European market,” said Andriessen. “Customers here have not experienced the speed and transparency that Airspace offers, and I welcome the opportunity to show them how much better time-critical logistics can be.”
Airspace Technologies’ co-founder and CEO Nick Bulcao said: “The time-critical market is full of difficult problems. Customers too often have a poor experience because the industry is trying to solve these problems using antiquated practices. Shippers across Europe need a modern platform that can provide the level of transparency and error prevention that these critical shipments deserve.”