Challenges

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The logistics hackathon is a platform to collaborate and create innovative solutions for 6 challenging logistics issues. Each of these cases is brought to you by one of these leading shippers and service providers in Belgium. Challenges are distributed on a first come, first serve-basis at the check-in of the hackathon on Wednesday, November 27th.

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Spadel is a European family owned group whose mission is to offer consumers, throughout their lives, natural solutions to their needs for hydration and refreshment. It markets brands of natural mineral water, spring water and refreshing drinks based on natural mineral water: SPA and Bru in Benelux, Devin in Bulgaria, Wattwiller and Carola in France and Brecon Carreg in the United Kingdom. Sustainable development is a natural component of the Spadel group’s DNA. In 2018, Spadel achieved a turnover of € 314.4 million, an increase of 8.8% compared to 2017. At the end of 2018, the Spadel group employed 1,345 people.

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DESIGN. BUILD. CONNECT. Jan De Nul Group shapes water and land. Worldwide. From complex offshore services for the fossil as well as the renewable energy sector, over large dredging and reclamation projects on the edge of water and land, to all possible civil constructions on land. Well integrated competences and investments lead to creative, sustainable and innovative solutions. In this way Jan De Nul Group meets the customers’ current and future wishes.

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The Soudal Group is Europe’s leading independent manufacturer of sealants, PU-Foams and adhesives. The company, established in 1966 by its chairman, Mr. Vic Swerts, proudly remains family owned and independent from large multinational corporations. Soudal is a strong brand all over the world. It serves professionals in construction, retail channels and industrial assembly and has over 50 years of experience with end-users in over 130 countries worldwide. With 19 manufacturing sites on 5 continents and 64 subsidiaries worldwide, Soudal ensures optimal technical and logistical support.

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TIMOCOM is an IT and data specialist with headquarters in Erkrath (Germany). More than 500 employees from over 30 countries work for Europe’s first Smart Logistics System. TIMOCOM augments logistics with smart, safe and simple solutions for the daily challenges of its customers. They are part of a neutral network with more than 43,000 verified companies Besides Erkrath, TIMOCOM also has representative offices in Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary.

All of TIMOCOM is united by a common vision for the future of logistics. We believe in a world without logistical challenges. We have therefore made it our mission to make logistics smart, safe and simple. We call this future: Augmented Logistics. Augmented Logistics is also our promise. We understand it to mean an extension, reinforcement, enhancement and improvement in logistics. For our customers, this means that they can solve their logistical challenges with TIMOCOM in a smart, safe and simple manner. Learn More

DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain. We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions.

Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than 50% of its revenue. In 2018, DP World handled 71.4 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 91.2 million TEU is expected to rise to approximately 100 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand. LEARN MORE

Logistics service provider ODTH First Class Logistics offers tailor-made, flexible logistics services with well-trained employees and global multimodal possibilities. We have been investing for years in our processes, infrastructure and locations, and are the owners of our warehouses and IT systems. Our people are well trained and have contributed to making us the great company we are today. As a family business, we are able to ensure short decision-making processes. This allows us to respond flexibly to changing customer requirements. Our motivated workers, warehousemen, employees and managers strive daily for maximum customer focus. We work for a variety of customers active in sectors such as FMCG, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, dry food, steel & coil and high-quality goods.

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