Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Cubic Global Tracking Solutions and arviem AG Form Strategic Partnership for Global Cargo Monitoring Services

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – January  27, 2014 – Cubic Global Tracking Solutions, a subsidiary of Cubic Corporation(NYSE: CUB) announced today it has entered into a five year leasing agreement and strategic partnership with leading cargo monitoring service provider, arviem AG of Switzerland. The agreement is valued at more than $3.2 million to supply container tracking and monitoring equipment for arviem AG’s Global Cargo Monitoring Service.
“arviem AG will be using Cubic’s Global Sentinel® products and technology to monitor 30,000 shipments each year, and provides invaluable intelligence to customers as their cargo navigates the uncertainties of today’s logistics supply chain.” said Jim Kilfeather, vice president of Cubic Global Tracking Solutions. “arviem will also be entering into a strategic partnership with Cubic to develop advanced cargo monitoring capabilities based on our technology platforms which will further enhance the value proposition and service offering.”
Cubic Global Tracking Solutions is a leading provider of asset visibility solutions. Cubic’s smart devices can go on moving assets or containerized cargo and provide location, status and sensor information anywhere around the globe. Cubic is also the creator of a unique mist® mesh networking technology that is integrated into our product suite providing an M2M solution with least cost and maximum flexibility. Cubic’s technology is extensible to the pallet level, and can also be used to instrument and monitor remote fixed assets economically.
“Managing a global supply chain without really knowing where your cargo is, its condition, who has custody of it, or when an event occurs, is merely experiencing your supply chain, not managing it.” said Stefan Reidy, chief executive officer of arviem AG.
arviem AG is an independent Global Cargo Monitoring Service provider offering Cargo Monitoring Service as a ‘pay-as-you-go one-stop’ service. arviem AG assists Fortune 500 companies such as DOW Chemical, Nestle and Bacardi to track and monitor their high value cargo and respond to events within their global supply chain.
About Cubic Corporation
Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments: Transportation Systems, Defense Systems, and Mission Support Services. Cubic Transportation Systems is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for transport authorities. Cubic Defense Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems and secure communications. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services for the U.S. and allied nations. For more information about Cubic, see the company's Web site at www.cubic.com.         
About arviem AG
arviem is an independent Global Cargo Monitoring Service provider offering the Cargo Monitoring Service as a ‘pay-as-you-use one-stop’ service.
arviem is headquartered in Switzerland, and incorporated according to Swiss law.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Une start-up suisse spécialisée dans la logistique de transport lève 1,35 million de francs

Arviem, une start-up zougoise spécialisée dans les services de monitoring pour le transport cargo a bouclé un tour d’investissement d’1,35 million. Parmi les investisseurs, l’on retrouve Swisscom Venture et la ZKB.
Pour poursuivre son développement, la start-up de Baar Arviem, spécialiste du monitoring de transport de marchandise en temps réel, a levé 1,35 million de francs suisses, annonce le site spécialisé Startupticker.ch. Elle a fait appel à la plateforme d’investissement destinée aux start-up Investiere pour mener son tour. La moitié des fonds a été levée auprès de business angels privés issus de la communauté Investiere. L’autre est promise par Swisscom Ventures et la banque cantonale zurichoise. Investiere a même dû refuser des investisseurs, et s’est basé sur leur philosophie pour trier les candidats: «Notre politique veut que les start-ups aient accès aux meilleurs investisseurs, par forcément les plus riches», explique Steffen Wagner, co-fondateur de la plateforme, cité par Startupticker.ch.
Cette injection d’argent frais devrait permettre à Arviem de réaliser un chiffre d’affaire positif cette année et d’investir dans l’analyse de données, son cœur de métier. «Nous allons également élargir notre offre de prestations avec nos logiciels de monitoring, et nous renforcer dans la vente», explique à notre rédaction Stefan Reidy, CEO.
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La start-up compte déjà parmi ses clients Nestlé et Baccardi. «Nous existons depuis 2008, et nous nous sommes toujours financés nous-mêmes jusqu’à présent. Nous arrivons à un point où il nous faut grandir, et nous avions besoin d’argent», poursuit le CEO.
La solution d’Arviem, qui compte six employés et une vingtaine de personnes «outsourcées», offre un service de monitoring de la chaîne d’approvisionnement, qui permet de recevoir en temps réel des données et analyses sur leurs chargements, facilitant la prise de décision et réduisant les coûts.
http://www.ictjournal.ch/News/2013/12/18/Une-start-up-suisse-specialisee-dans-la-logistique-de-transport-leve-135-million-de-francs.aspx

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics kooperiert mit arviem AG

Seit Anfang Juni 2013 kann der Osnabrücker Logistikdienstleister Hellmann Worldwide Logistics einen weiteren Kooperationspartner willkommen heißen. Mit der schweizerischen arviem AG ergänzt Hellmann sein Dienstleistungsportfolio um einen innovativen Service im Bereich Cargo-Monitoring. Gemeinsam werden die Partner ihren Kunden eine Lösung zur Echtzeitüberwachung von Frachtsendungen anbieten. 

Die Lösung der arviem AG besteht aus dem Zusammenspiel der Hardware (Monitoring-Device) und der Software. Das Besondere: Kunden können die komplette Lösung pro Frachtsendung als Dienstleistung zum Festpreis buchen. Große Investitionen entfallen damit, da die Dienstleistung als reine "pay as you use" – Variante angeboten wird. Das Modell macht die Unternehmen gleichzeitig flexibler, weil sich je nach Bedarf zusätzliche Container oder aber auch einzelne Frachtsendungen ausstatten lassen können. Da das Tracking-Gerät nicht fest mit dem Container verbaut ist, kann es der Kunde jederzeit eigenhändig in wenigen Sekunden ohne weitere Werkzeuge anbringen. Das Gerät verfügt über mehrere Sensoren, die Umgebungsbedingungen wie Temperatur, Feuchtigkeit oder Erschütterungen erfassen. Per GPS und / oder Satellit (Iridium) lokalisiert das System den Container zusätzlich auf bis zu 30 Meter genau. 

Jeder Kunde legt vorab fest, über welche Ereignisse er informiert werden will - zum Beispiel, ob sein Container während des Transports geöffnet wurde oder von der geplanten Route abweicht. Das Tracking-Device übermittelt die gewünschten Daten über Mobilfunk oder Iridium an die Alarmzentrale der arviem. Eine Software bereitet dann die Informationen auf und stellt sie den Kunden per E-Mail oder in einem web-basierten Dashboard zur Verfügung. 

"Durch die Verwendung der Cargo-Monitoring-Lösung ergeben sich auch im Bereich des Supply Chain Managements vielfältige Vorteile. Hellmann hat es sich daher zur Aufgabe gemacht, die Lösung der arviem AG mit seinem bestehenden logistischen Know-how zu bündeln. Die Bereitstellung von Echtzeitdaten bedeutet eine Verbesserung der gesamten Supply Chain in den Bereichen des Bestandsmanagements, der Produktqualität, der Versicherungsprämien und der Verzollung. Dies führt für die Kunden der arviem-Lösung zu einem deutlichen Wettbewerbsvorteil bei der Steuerung ihrer Logistik", so Felix Scherberich, Global Chief Contract Logistics Officer bei Hellmann. 

Bei diversen Fortune 500 Kunden wurde diese Dienstleistung erfolgreich vorgestellt und zwischenzeitlich implementiert. Bereits am Tage der Unterzeichnung der Kooperation - anlässlich der "Transport & Logistik Messe" in München - wurde ein erster Vorvertrag mit einem Kunden des Hauses Hellmann gezeichnet: mit der Firma Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. Der weltgrößte Markenanbieter von Spritzgießsystemen und Dienstleistungen für die kunststoffverarbeitende Industrie wird demnächst das ersten gemeinsame Projekt mit Hellmann umsetzten. 

Ziel der Kooperation ist die zukünftig gemeinsame Nutzung des Marktpotenzials für Cargo-Monitoring-Dienstleistungen und somit die Gewinnung von Neukunden sowie der Ausbau der bestehenden Geschäftsbeziehungen beider Partner. 

Swisscom and ZKB Join investiere in CHF 1.35M Round for arviem

Zug, 16 December 2013 - arviem, a Zug-based startup providing global cargo monitoring services, announces the successful closing of a CHF 1.35 million financing round. arviem provides its well-known blue chip clients such as DOW Chemical, Nestlé, Bacardi and Hellmann Worldwide Logistics with a real-time end-to-end cargo monitoring service that empowers them to optimize their supply chains. arviem’s clients receive accurate real- time data and analytics on their cargo shipments and can therefore take critical decisions and reduce costs dramatically.
To raise this amount, arviem partnered with the acclaimed online startup-investment- platform investiere. About half the funds raised were provided by private business angels from the investiere-community. The other half came from investiere’s co-investors Swisscom Ventures and Zürcher Kantonalbank.
Typical for investiere investment rounds, the online investment platform provided a private lead investor. This lead investor, who contributed close to 20% of the capital raised in this round, performed complementary due diligence and shared his findings with all the co- investors.
investiere was also given a demanding syndication mandate and was able to bring Swisscom and Zürcher Kantonalbank on board as co-investors. investiere structured the deal, shared its due diligence findings and coordinated between all the parties involved, once again proving its ability to find the best opportunities and its dedication to state-of- the-art deal structuring that benefits all the parties involved.
The financing round was significantly oversubscribed on investiere’s online platform. Therefore, only investors with the biggest strategic value to arviem were able to participate. investiere co-founder Steffen Wagner explains: ‘‘It is our policy that entrepreneurs should be able to pick the best investors, not necessarily the richest. We pride ourselves on our impressive investor community, many of whom want to share their experience, know-how and networks with the startups they invest in.’’
The funds raised will allow arviem to reach profitability this year. arviem will further invest in its core value proposition, namely data analytics. Moreover, front office processes will be enhanced so that an accelerated growth strategy can be realized.


About arviem
arviem is an independent Global Cargo Monitoring Service provider offering end to end trade monitoring and management services. arviem’s services enable clients to effectively manage their (global) supply chains. The company has a unique skill set of logistics and supply chain know how and solutions, allowing it to offer a portfolio of critical skills and services. arviem is headquartered in Baar, Switzerland.

For more information, please visit www.arviem.com.

About investiere
investiere is a community of about 3'000 top investors and industry experts focused on startup companies, as well as being one of Europe’s leading online startup investment platforms. Since 2010, 20 outstanding startups have used investiere to raise funds from private investors who bring relevant industry expertise and networks. Using the platform, the community itself identifies the most promising investment opportunities which are then further reviewed by experts from the relevant industry. A final selection is made by the investiere team and its partners after a careful due diligence. Once approved by the investiere team, investors can directly choose a specific startup and become a shareholder with all voting and property rights provided by the law. investiere systematically combines private investors with selected lead investors as well as institutional co-investors. investiere is operated by Verve Capital Partners AG with domicile Switzerland.

For more information, please visit www.investiere.ch. 

Deutsche Telekom and arviem AG launch M2M partnership

March 21, 2013

Deutsche Telekom AG today signed a nearly double-digit million euro contract with leading cargo monitoring service provider arviem AG of Switzerland. The partners will jointly offer their customers a real-time monitoring solution for freight consignments, the two companies announced. For Deutsche Telekom the partnership is an important building block for expanding its business in solutions based on machine-to-machine (M2M) communication.


As part of the partnership Deutsche Telekom is providing both the hardware and the SIM cards. The software solution that evaluates the data collected comes from arviem. In the next step Deutsche Telekom will be offering a complete, single-source service, including the software. The special feature is that customers can book the solution for a fixed price (OPEX) per consignment, so major investments are not required. The business model also makes companies more flexible because they can fit out individual containers or even individual consignments on demand.

The solution itself - and not just the model - is flexible. As the tracking device is not built into the container, the customer can attach it to the outside of the box himself at any time. The device incorporates several sensors that record ambient conditions such as temperature, humidity or vibrations. Furthermore, the system localizes the container's position to within 30 meters by GPS. Each customer specifies in advance which events he wants to be informed of - such as whether his container has been opened in shipping or is taking a route that differs from the one that was scheduled. The M2M solution relays the data required via the mobile network. Software then processes the information and sends it to the customer by e-mail or on a Web-based dashboard.

Cargo monitoring is crucially important for many companies if they are to remain competitive. More than 16 million containers a day are under way around the world, and an average of 30 percent of freight consignments arrives either damaged or late.

For Deutsche Telekom, M2M is one of its most important strategic growth areas. "We rely on strong partners in order to be able to offer a wide range of solutions and services for different industries and application scenarios. Cooperation with arviem is an important milestone in this process," said Jürgen Hase, Head of Deutsche Telekom's M2M Competence Center. For arviem, Deutsche Telekom's global presence and powerful network were what counted. "When companies are monitoring their cargo globally in real time, they need seamless and reliable connections and services," said Stefan Reidy of arviem AG.