Dr. Stefan Anschütz Becomes Co-Managing Director of Städtler Logistik GmbH
Nuremberg, 06/14/2022 – In addition to his role as CEO of Hamburg-based Opheo Solutions GmbH, Dr. Stefan Anschütz joins the board of management of Nuremberg-based Städtler Logistik GmbH as of now. The 51-year-old will run Städtler Logistik’s business together with Michael Reichle, who has been successfully managing the long-established company for more than 20 years.
This joint management enables the two companies to strategically expand their complementary product ranges and develop new customer solutions. For more than 60 years, Städtler Logistik GmbH has been one of the leading providers of transport management and routing & scheduling software, as well as logistics consulting and freight auditing services. Opheo Solutions GmbH, on the other hand, supports its customers with award-winning software for truck dispatching, tour optimization and telematics. Both companies are part of Solvares Group, the European leader for intelligent resource optimization in field sales, field service, transport logistics and service.
“As CEO of Opheo Solutions and Co-CEO of Städtler Logistik, Stefan Anschütz will be responsible for the holistic management of the two companies’ tour planning business and leverage the associated growth potential within the Group“, Matthias Grünberger, Spokesperson of the Solvares Executive Board explains the company’s strategic orientation. “The software products offered by Opheo in the areas of tour control, ETA forecasting and telematics are an excellent complement to Städtler’s portfolio. In turn, Städtler’s products for transport awarding, billing and invoice checking offer highly interesting enhancements for Opheo’s customers“, Grünberger states.
Städtler CEO Michael Reichle has welcomed the reinforcement in the Executive Board: “Our close cooperation benefits both our companies and our customers. I am looking forward to working together with Stefan Anschütz, who is a proven expert in software solutions, on the future of transportation logistics to support our joint growth in the Solvares Group.”
Stefan Anschütz had initially founded initions AG in 2001 and as CEO headed it for 20 years. In 2021, he spun off the logistics software business from the main company as Opheo Solutions and brought it into the Solvares Group. Prior to founding initions AG, Stefan Anschütz was a lecturer in artificial intelligence and computer-aided planning at the University of Hamburg. The passionate runner, cross-country skier and beach volleyball player is looking forward to his new responsibilities:
“I have known Städtler Logistik as a market companion for many years already. The company has a strong portfolio of services and excellent customer references. Joining forces with Michael Reichle to offer our customers an even broader range of products in the future is a wonderful task that I am very excited about.”
Städtler Logistik from Nuremberg, Germany, has been the specialist in the field of transport logistics for more than 60 years now. The optimization of transport logistics, cost minimization, process improvement and and increasing competitive strength are among Städtler Logistik’s core competencies. Its market-leading software solutions with innovative web suites for transport management and route planning are used worldwide by well-known companies from industry, trade and services. They meet the highest demands in the areas of transport planning and optimization, scheduling, accounting, tracking and tracing as well as simulations and controlling. Furthermore, the company supports its customers by offering consulting services covering all operational and strategic aspects of transport and warehousing logistics. In the area of freight controlling, Städtler offers IT-supported freight auditing and freight invoicing offering high savings potential while at the same time taking workload off the customer.
Städtler Logistik is a member of Solvares Group, the European champion for resource optimization along the entire value chain.
Opheo Solutions GmbH has been present in the market as a software innovation leader in the field of truck route optimization and dispatching for more than 20 years. The standard software which is also called Opheo automates truck dispatching and relieves the dispatchers of all calculations. Thanks to AI-based tour optimization and smart forecasting algorithms, transport operators can drastically reduce time and mileage and better utilize transport resources. This way, Opheo combines tour planning, tour optimization, telematics and ETA forecasting into a modern workplace environment for dispatchers and drivers: the digital transport control center. Since December 2021, Opheo Solutions is part of Solvares Group.
Solvares Group is the European champion for resource optimization along the entire value chain. The Group’s portfolio includes solutions for the entire supply and service chain, from transport logistics to sales and field service. The focus is always on intelligent resource optimization through best-of-breed solutions that offer customers decisive competitive advantages. Solvares Group was first created in 2018 by the acquisition of FLS GmbH. The expansion incorporating Vienna-based impactit GmbH, Nuremberg-based Städtler Logistik GmbH & Co. KG and Hamburg-based Opheo Solutions GmbH in 2021 created a market leader for resource optimization in Europe. Solvares Group has 264 employees at 8 locations in 4 countries. Its headquarters are in Heikendorf, near Kiel, Germany.
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