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German logistics startup sennder acquires Spanish rival Innroute

Digital freight-forwarding platform grows European business – and gains 10,000 connected vehicles – after an aggressive year for fundraising.

Spanish logistics startup Innroute reported having 7,500 vehicles in its digital freight platform at the time of purchase by sennder. Photo: Innroute

German logistics startup sennder had acquired Spanish competitor Innroute, expanding its 

European digital freight-forwarding platform after raising more than $100 million in 2019. 

The Berlin-based firm announced the acquisition on Linkedin on September 25. Terms were not disclosed.

“We are very happy to grow this quickly – and we warmly welcome the Innroute team to the sennder family,” sennder said in its Linkedin message.

Like sennder, Innroute offers a digital platform matching over-the-road freight. Ahead of the purchase, Innroute had said it had more than 3,000 carriers and 10,000 trucks on its platform.

Assuming sennder retains Innroute’s customers, its connected vehicle base grows from 7,500 to 17,500.  

sennder had an existing office in Barcelona. Its Spanish team will join Innroute’s in Madrid.   

Sennder has raised more than $100 million this year, most recently with $70 million in series C funding in July.  

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Nate Tabak

Nate Tabak is a Toronto-based journalist and producer who covers cybersecurity and cross-border trucking and logistics for FreightWaves. He spent seven years reporting stories in the Balkans and Eastern Europe as a reporter, producer and editor based in Kosovo. He previously worked at newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the San Jose Mercury News. He graduated from UC Berkeley, where he studied the history of American policing. Contact Nate at [email protected].