BluJay Solutions has announced the acquisition of Australia-based Expedient Software as it looks to expand its presence across Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific.
BluJay Solutions is a global provider of supply chain applications, networks, and data solutions.
Expedient provides customs and forwarding software for the logistics market in Australia and New Zealand. The acquisition sees BluJay broaden its customs and forwarding technology offerings, along with its presence in the Asia-Pacific region.
"We continue to strategically invest in technologies that enable frictionless supply chains for our customers. As a major player in the Australian customs and forwarding market, Expedient brings highly complementary technology to BluJays portfolio, along with a knowledgeable team to bolster our presence and expertise in the Asia-Pacific market," Andrew Kirkwood, CEO of BluJay Solutions.
"We are delighted to welcome Expedient Softwares team and customer base to BluJay."
Scott Craven, Expedient Software managing director says as part of BluJay, the company will continue to provide efficient software for its customers while gaining the strength of a global company.
"Our customers will benefit from an expanded footprint in Australia, New Zealand, and throughout the region, plus world-class support and infrastructure community, to best serve their needs. We are excited about the future with BluJay," he says.
Expedient Software is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, and counts among its customers many of the top couriers, multi-national logistics companies, and mid-market freight forwarders in the region.
The company has been in operation for 30 years. The company was the first logistics software supplier in Australia to provide a cloud-based solution. Expedient offers several modules including customs clearance and forwarding software, with transport and container management, workflow, and track and trace functionality.
Craven says on a day-to-day basis, customers will experience no changes. The company will integrate with the global BluJay team, which has Asia-Pacific offices in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and India.
"This region, Australia and New Zealand in particular, represents a significant market for global trade," says Doug Surrett, chief strategy officer at BluJay Solutions.
"Joining forces with Expedient not only expands our customs connectivity in these countries but also demonstrates our commitment to serving multi-national companies and domestic forwarders in this region," he says.
"Through a blend of Data, Networks, and Applications, delivered in the BluJay Way, our DNA platform powers the Frictionless Supply Chain for thousands of the world's leading manufacturers, retailers, distributors, freight forwarders, customs brokers, carriers, and logistics service providers."