Kewill Systems, the supply chain control solutions firm, has announced the signing of an agreement with Ipacs e-Solutions Group, a leading IT solution provider for the transportation and logistics industry.

Ipacs e-Solutions Group has offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai that together serve marketplaces across Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan and Greater China.

The impetus behind Kewill’s interest in Ipacs includes the opportunity to participate in Asia’s growing international trade marketplace together with the ability to bring Ipacs “java-based advanced logistics system to the EMEA and North American marketplaces.

All Ipacs e-Solutions offices will continue to be operated as a standalone entity within the Kewill Global Trade and Logistics business. Sing Lam Wong will remain as CEO of the new Kewill Ipacs e-Solutions, which will become a subsidiary of the Kewill Group, headed by Paul Nichols, CEO of Kewill Systems.

“The Asian marketplace – including Southeast Asia, Korea, Greater China and Japan – comprise the fastest growing market for Logistics solutions worldwide,” says Nichols. “We found the ideal opportunity to extend the capabilities of our international trade solutions into Asia with Ipacs and its award-winning technology. Incorporating Ipacs capabilities with our market leading trade solutions in EMEA and North America will create an unprecedented global trade solution that can be initiated from anywhere in the world and provide complete visibility and control of goods throughout the export/import process.”

Ipac’s freight forwarding solution, Advanced Logistics System (ALS) is designed on an open platform with leading edge Java and J2EE technology that deploys with an international data and multi-lingual format. The scalability of ALS allows adaptation to varying operational requirements including the needs of the North American and European marketplace. Ipac’s customs product Tradenet and freight and logistics applications are used by over 1,000 Logistics Services Providers (LSPs) and customs agencies.