February 11, 2010 – Guildford, UK  Kewill (LSE: KWL), a leading provider of solutions that simplify global trade and logistics, has today announced it has secured partnership agreements with key European partners covering Ireland, Slovenia, Spain and the Nordics region to enhance its global electronic customs network, Kewill CustomsXchange.

Cargo Community Systems (Ireland), Trinet (Slovenia), _bytemaster (Spain) and Emma Systems (Nordics) are now all signed up to allow their customs software applications to handle onward connections to customs and legislative authorities in their respective countries, for Kewill CustomsXchange.

These partners, which are all members of EurTradeNet (ETN) – the professional association of leading certified customs-related service providers in Europe, are a welcome extension to the regional coverage of Kewill CustomsXchange that is already in place for countries such as the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and globally for the USA and Singapore.

Kewill CustomsXchange, is a fully integrated global customs solution which enables logistics service providers and manufacturers, who need to process customs declarations in multiple countries, to trade more simply and cost effectively. Essentially, Kewill CustomsXchange acts as a messaging hub where customs information is entered in the same format and through the same interface regardless of its final destination. Through the deployment of one global solution, users benefit from increased productivity and efficiency, improved customer service, increased responsiveness, agility and better control.

Each of the partners’ applications has been designed and developed specifically to meet the customs requirements of their respective countries by their teams of local experts. Already in use by a wide variety of businesses to ensure compliance locally, when used in conjunction with Kewill CustomsXchange it will enable much smoother trading for companies such as logistics providers who regularly take care of international shipping arrangements on their customers’ behalf.

Evan Puzey, Chief Marketing Officer at Kewill said, “At Kewill, we can demonstrate that customs solutions need to be developed, delivered and supported by local domain experts. We apply these same high standards to our customs partnerships across the globe, to ensure that our customers benefit from local expertise with local customs authorities. We chose to partner with Cargo Community Systems, Trinet, _bytemaster and Emma Systems because we believe they have unrivalled customs experience in their respective countries.”

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, 3PL’s and 4PL’s, 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 3M, 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.


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