Expanding its presence in Europe, Riege Software International opened a branch in the Netherlands in spring 2011. The new managing director Benelux and contact person in the Leersum office is Henk Boorsma.

Meerbusch, Germany – With offices in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America, Riege Software International has been present in the market for more than 25 years, providing comprehensive logistics software services and has over 850 installations of its software solutions in more than 120 countries. The new branch office in The Netherlands puts Riege in a position to serve small and medium-sized firms in particular but also forwarders, carriers and shippers in any of the Benelux countries. Henk Boorsma, 44, an industry professional with more than 20 years of experience in the logistics sector, heads a team of Dutch speaking experts. They serve local transport companies, forwarders, freight handlers and manufacturing companies.

Since its foundation in 1985, the family-owned company, based in Meerbusch, Germany, has offered innovative software solutions for air and sea freight, ground handling and customs clearance, and has extended its product range with country-specific modules. In particular, Scope, the new modular software solution for air and sea freight management, developed and implemented by Riege Software International, has recently been extended with specifications for the Dutch market. Country-specific components, such as a direct connection to the Dutch customs system Sagitta, enable ecustoms clearances for imports, exports and warehousing (including NCTS and C/sum and DGVS). These have been implemented along with interfaces to accounting software like Exact Online, Exact Globe and Account View.

Users in the Benelux countries thus benefit from a multi-functional software solution that offers a free choice of modules for all operational requirements in sea and air freight, customs clearance as well as for handling agents. Among the first clients of the new branch office are transport companies 2Achieve and Globcon Logistics who are currently using the Scope software solution. Henk Boorsma is very satisfied with the feedback from the markets so far: “With the fully integrated customs and interface to accounting packages, Scope is ready to serve the Dutch freight forwarders with a modern application. Currently we are talking to a lot of potential customers who are very interested in benefiting from Scope as well.”

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is based in Meerbusch, Germany, and provides multi-functional and integrated software solutions for air and sea freight operations, ground handling as well as customs services. A family run business and trusted partner of forwarders, carriers and manufacturing companies, Riege Software employs approximately 80 qualified staff. With profound industry experience and IT know-how the company implements and supports customer-specific projects in all aspects of standard and value-added services, offering a wide range of service and support. Riege Software International supports more than 300 customers worldwide with offices in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. The list of long-term customers who benefit from Riege software solutions includes Astracon, Dachser, DB Schenker, DSV, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, SDV Geis, UTi and Zufall.