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Siemens Digital Logistics merges with Locom Software

Siemens Digital Logistics and Locom Software have completed their corporate merger on 14 December. Effective immediately, these consolidated companies are operating under the brand name Siemens Digital Logistics, which is the legal successor firm of the former Locom companies. The merger applies retroactively as of October 1, 2018.

The managing directors of the new firm are Holger Schmitt (CEO), Christopher Christian (CFO), and the former  CEO of Locom, Christian Schmidt (CTO). The company’s locations in Frankenthal and Karlsruhe (Germany) and Wroclaw (Poland) are to be further expanded.

Leader in innovation

The goal of the merger is to become one of the leading providers of innovative digitalisation and consulting services in the logistics sector, and to contribute decisively to shaping the future of the logistics industry with progressive ideas.

This merger will enable customers, including well-known companies in industry and trade as well as in logistics service-provider sector, to benefit from a new, strategically expanded solution portfolio featuring comprehensive, end-to-end coverage of the complete supply chain – ranging from consulting and both strategic and tactical planning to transparent and reliable management of supply chains and global logistics
networks, Siemens Digital Logistics pointed out.

Innovative IT solutions

“This consolidated portfolio comprises not only custom-tailored consulting services, but also innovative IT solutions for reliably and effectively controlling cross-industry logistics networks, such as the Supply Chain Suite IT platform and the cloud-based logistics platform AX4. Applying the digital twin approach enables planners to analyse
complex logistics tasks based on real data, simulate solution approaches, and optimise processes iteratively. By combining multiple software products, it is possible for example to configure and operate digital control tower solutions for various logistical scenarios.”

The company formerly called AXIT under Siemens Group ownership already since 2015, began doing business as Siemens Digital Logistics as of October 2018. With this recent fusion, SPPAL has bundled and broadened its range of offerings for holistic management of value-adding networks and supply chains. The merger
underscores the ongoing strategic advancement of Siemens’ portfolio and the company’s long-term vision of expanding its market position for consulting and IT services aimed at the logistics sector.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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