Leading IT and telecommunications provider b4b Group has signed a multi-year contract with Fujitsu UK & Ireland, a global leader in technology and business solutions, to underpin its smart border solution, Atamai Freight.

The solution enables goods to move seamlessly by verifying the integrity of freight from the point of loading to the point of unloading, using innovative digital technology, including a smart seal, provided by b4b Group, to secure and assure the content of road freight between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

As well as being a technology partner for the Atamai Freight service, Belfast-based B4b Group will also provide sales and after-sales support.

It follows successful trials of the service with logistics providers including Manfreight and food manufacturers.

Unifying all the different elements of the supply chain on a single digital platform means businesses can automatically complete complex customs procedures and provide customers with accurate arrival times for goods.

Mark Fraser, Sales Director, b4b Group said:

“We are delighted to partner with Fujitsu UK & Ireland to deliver this revolutionary platform that can dramatically improve operational efficiencies for the movement of goods.

“As hauliers and suppliers seek to deliver goods to their customers on time, they are faced with a complicated logistics process. Harnessing the transformative power of digital technology however, through the Atamai Freight platform, we can cut through those complications, facilitating safe, and secure passage for shipments saving both time and money.”

Atamai Freight is being delivered by a consortium that also includes blockchain specialist Ubloquity and supply chain pioneer Entopy.

Christian Benson, Vice-President, Client Managing Director at Fujitsu UK & Ireland added:

“With the help of our consortium partners, we are establishing a new level of collaboration and trust throughout the UK supply chain making it easier to move goods. Atamai utilises Smartlocks, GPS and Blockchain to secure and assure the content of road freight between GB and NI. It provides real-time visibility of each journey and consignment, which can then be shared with participating businesses and government authorities.”

b4b Group provides fully integrated managed IT services to an expanding customer base which incorporates household names within the private and public sectors across the UK and Ireland.