June 22, 2011 – Bad Homburg v. d. H. - Kewill (LSE: KWL), a leading provider of global trade and logistics software, has appointed Andreas Giger as Product Manager Customs EMEA.

In his position, Andreas Giger will be responsible for the customs solutions in the European, Middle East and African markets (EMEA). This includes Kewill CustomsXchange (KCX), an electronic solution that enables Kewill clients to comply with international customs regulatory requirements via one central connection.

Based in Germany, Andreas Giger will support Kewill’s focus on driving growth and expanding the customs solutions business following on from our recent successes in launching new global trade solutions such as Kewill Import Control System (ICS), Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS) and TMS Quick Start.

Prior to joining Kewill, Andreas Giger held senior management positions with JPMorgan Chase Vastera for seven years as Director Operations EMEA, where he was responsible for the operational and customer relationships. Before that, he worked at IFCO Systems as Director Logistics, with responsibility for the management of the company’s worldwide logistics. Andreas Giger furthermore gained 15 years of domain experience at TNT Express GmbH as Manager Operations Development.

“We are very pleased to have Andreas join Kewill,” says Ronald de Vries, Vice President Customs, EMEA at Kewill. “He has an extensive background in customs solutions and brings an exceptional product management understanding. This will enrich our existing experienced customs domain team and enable Kewill to continue to provide market leading compliant customs solutions.”

About Kewill Plc:

Kewill delivers solutions that simplify global trade and logistics.

Global businesses face ever increasing complexity across their supply chains including decisions on sourcing, customs, compliance, transportation, storage, finance, visibility and connectivity. Inefficiency in any of these areas will lead to supply chain delays and result in increased costs. Kewill has a suite of software solutions that significantly simplify the management of the most complex global supply chains for enterprises and logistics service providers.

With over 35 years experience in global trade management and logistics, and over 600 employees worldwide, Kewill is a long-time innovator of solutions for manufacturers, distributors, retailers, freight forwarders, transport companies, customs brokers, 3PLs and 4PLs, as well as other related institutions involved in financing and underwriting global trade such as banks and insurance providers.

Kewill’s solutions are in daily use by more than 40,000 users worldwide and our global customer base which entrusts us with the management of their supply networks includes divisions of Bayer, Caterpillar, DHL, FedEx, Ford, General Electric, General Motors, H.J. Heinz, Kimberley-Clark, Kraft, Levi Strauss, Mazda, Nestlé, Nike, Palm, Procter & Gamble, Smith & Nephew, Sony, TNT, Unilever, UPS, Vodafone, Yamaha, Xerox.  www.kewill.com.


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