15/03/2016

INTERLOG acquires OCS software and consolidates its VMI expertise

Press release

Orleans, March 15th 2016

Non asset-based, international third- and four-party logistics (3PL/4PL) services provider Interlog announces the acquisition of the Order Control System software (OCS) from the original developing firm CTS. This operation continues the growth scope of Interlog, whose core business is to provide industrial services and solutions designed to improve the performance of their supply chains.

CTS, a software company founded in 1986, designed and developed OCS, a VMI (vendor managed inventory) application package that has encountered great success among leading FMCG industrials. VMI is part of a strong trend that echoes the willingness of economic actors to contribute to both sustainable development and to improve process efficiency.

Interlog, founded in 1999, provides 4PL, technology and software development, and freight audit and payment services to a broad group of international and Fortune 400 firms. Offices in France, India, Portugal and the U.S. service customers in 20 countries in sectors including the food industry, consumer products, luxury, banking, automotive, electronics, steel, packaging, healthcare, and energy.

This new step in Interlog’s development follows the acquisition in July 2015 of 3PL company Pro-Log, a provider of freight audit and payment as well as logistics cost management solutions for U.S. companies.

Pioneering in 2004 with the implementation and management of shared VMI for the international companies Cadbury and Sara Lee, Interlog has since then acquired a strong operational expertise in supply and transportation between industrials and retailers.

Alain Vincent, Manager and Co-Founder of CTS: “Based on an innovative concept we created OCS to manage VMI activities. We have served our customers for over 30 years and we have continuously done our best to make all possible improvements. We have decided to sell this branch of our activity to Interlog, with whom we share the same values of customer service and performance within the framework of independent business. “

Jean-Marie Mascarenhas, President of Interlog: “I welcome the combination of our companies which, after 10 years of collaboration, gives the OCS project a new impetus. This acquisition marks a new milestone in the creation of value in the supply chain and therefore contributes to make supply chains a source of growth for our clients. Olivier Zoïs and Benoît Thiebaud, respectively IT and Logistics Operations directors, remain at your disposal to answer your questions and give you additional information on this project.”