| Limited liability company
(Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung)
|89.9 million Euro (2022)
Number of employees
TIMOCOM GmbH with head office in Erkrath is a German IT and freight technology company. TIMOCOM is the operator of Europe’s first Smart Logistics System.It was founded in 1997 and sees itself as an IT service provider for all companies involved in transport. Its flagship product is a freight exchange.
TIMOCOM has representative offices in Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and branches in Spain and France.The company achieved turnover of €74.6 million in the 2018 financial year. TIMOCOM employs more than 500 employees from over 30 different countries. TIMOCOM is one of the market leaders in Europe with its freight and vehicle exchange, originally TC Truck&Cargo. This exchange regulates supply and demand in transport services through its own online marketplace. TIMOCOM has offered its networked applications, services and interfaces within the Smart Logistics System since 2018. TIMOCOM has been awarded the title “Best Brand” in the “Freight Exchange” category every year in the reader’s vote of ETM-Verlag (publishing house) since 2008. The company’s products and services are offered in 44 European countries and in 24 languages.
It was founded in 1997 as TimoCom Soft- und Hardware GmbH by the entrepreneurs Jens Thiermann and Jürgen Moorbrink as well as the software developers Gunther Matzaitis and Oliver Schubert. The first part of the company name "Timo" was created from the first letters of the two first-mentioned founders. The company presented the freight, and vehicle exchange TC Truck&Cargo as its first product which enabled users to provide freight or transport vehicles digitally and avoid cost-intensive empty runs.
TIMOCOM extended its offering in the years that followed to an extensive transport platform.Amongst others, applications for cost calculation, route planning, vehicle tracking, assigning storage spaces and long-term transport tenders were developed.
TIMOCOM went online in 2006 and enabled users to place offers in real time. This step changed the processes of logistics company extensively in Europe.
Due to the fact that hundreds of thousands of offers were placed on the TIMOCOM transport platform on a daily basis, the decision was taken to provide the relationship of supply and demand as a new online service in 2009. The transport barometer is now used by many companies as a controlling factor for their pricing.
The company head office was relocated to Erkrath in 2014. A second building complex was added in 2017.
Jens Thiermann handed over the operational management to his son Tim Thiermann, Managing Partner, in 2019.Since then, he has managed the company alongside Sebastian Lehnen, Member of the Executive Board.
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