Düsseldorf, 2009-10-01 – A small sensation has arrived in the European transportation and logistics branch: Since 2009-10-01, TimoCom Soft- und Hardware GmbH has entered the business of long-term transportation contracts with its TC eBid® invitation-to-tender platform. With this platform, all people participating in the transportation and logistics chain have the opportunity to release invitations to tender and to submit offers. This means that transportation companies, haulage contractors and the new target group of industrial and commercial clients will benefit.
To be able to work profitably in the logistics business, service innovations that increase the competitiveness of companies in a continuous and a targeted manner must be brought forward. This is a maxim that TimoCom has turned into the most important principle of its business. The best example: Its TC Truck&Cargo® freight and vehicle exchange, operating across all of Europe. This exchange has established itself as the European market leader in a very short time. Now, a new and promising TimoCom product has arrived on the market: TC eBid®!
The product is an invitation-to-tender platform and the logistics-based consequence of the TC Truck&Cargo® spot market platform. With TC eBid®, a product comes to market that will significantly simplify and make more efficient the business between companies and service providers with partial and complete loads, in the long-term contract business. The advantages for TC Truck&Cargo® clients: You can now take part in the contract business and place your bids free of charge in TC eBid®! An important advantage especially nowadays; with this offering TC Truck&Cargo® clients benefit from even better capacity utilisation and a higher level of efficiency.
In turn, TC eBid® clients can offer long-term or project-based transportation bids to approximately 30,000 certified service providers from all over Europe. In addition, these consigning companies obtain access, free of charge, to the Europe-wide TC Profile® directory of freight forwarders as well as the TC eMap® calculation module.
Just like TC Truck&Cargo®, TC eBid® is especially user-friendly, safe and available in 24 different languages. As with TC Truck&Cargo® , TimoCom fully stays out of the contract handling process and acts merely as a technical middleman. Marcel Frings, Director of Key Account Management and jointly responsible for TC eBid®, sees the orientation toward the needs of the client as the main success factor for TimoCom: "TimoCom comes from this branch, TimoCom understands this branch. For this reason we know the needs of the transportation sector. With TC eBid® we have developed a meaningful supplement to our spot market platform TC Truck&Cargo® . With TC eBid® we are happy to open up a new business field for our current established customers. Overall, we are offering all those involved in the transportation and logistics sector a new, efficient product that will also optimise and efficiently shape the operation processes in the long-term transportation business."
For the transportation and logistics branch, TC eBid® primarily means added efficiency, transparency and productivity. For TimoCom, the new product is a milestone in our company's development!