Alpega expands European freight exchange footprint with Wtransnet acquisition

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Belgium-based logistics software company Alpega has acquired freight exchange Wtransnet to expand its footprint in southern and western Europe. With the addition of Wtransnet, Alpega is growing its carrier network to significantly more than 70,000 transport professionals across Europe, which provides for a strong value-add to its customers.

As a supplier of end-to-end solutions that cover all transport needs, including transport management services (TMS) and freight exchanges, Alpega already operates three freight exchanges – Teleroute, Bursa and 123cargo – focused on regions such as France, Benelux and Romania. Wtransnet, owned by Wotrant SL and headquartered in Terrassa, Spain, is the leading freight exchange in Spain and Portugal with a growing footprint in countries such as Italy, France and Germany.

The combination with Wtransnet promises an increase of the liquidity in terms of shipments and trucks for all freight exchanges in the group. This will improve the value proposition to customers who will be able to access a wider market in the future. The acquisition will also enable Alpega to introduce new services and accelerate the investment in the next generation of freight exchanges. It is envisaged that all freight exchange brands in the group, including Wtransnet, will continue to operate in the market with different geographical focus areas.

“After 22 years having worked on building the safest transport community in Europe, it is time to provide our customers with even more business opportunities. The acquisition will enable us to extend our network of logistics operators and transport companies throughout Europe”, says Jaume Esteve, CEO of Wtransnet. Fabrice Maquignon (photo), CEO of Alpega: “The management of Alpega is grateful to partner with Wotrant. This is an exciting strategic addition to the group which allows us to provide more value to the customers, introduce new services and accelerate the investment in the next generation of freight exchanges”.