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Logistics software specialists CSA and DBIS unify under a single brand - TBA

June 2017
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CSA and DBIS become TBA – simplifying operations

Two of the UK’s leading supply chain, automation, bulk, general and container cargo software specialists have re-branded as TBA. TBA Leicester, formerly CSA Ltd (Central Systems & Automation), and TBA Doncaster, formerly DBIS Ltd, now sit alongside Dutch sister company TBA Delft under a unified TBA brand. TBA now offers integrated solutions for the entire lifecycle of ports, terminal and warehousing operations: design, implementation, operation and optimisation.

Formed in 1979, TBA Doncaster designs and installs CommTrac, the bulk, break-bulk and general cargo terminal operating system (TOS) of choice for 30 terminals worldwide. It also supplies a wide range of advanced automation solutions for the most demanding industrial environments. Both TBA Doncaster and CommTrac are multiple award-winners in the technology categories of the annual International Bulk Journal Awards.

David Trueman, managing director of TBA Doncaster said: “The names are changing but our structures, management and respective customer bases remain the same. However, by coming together under the TBA brand and simplifying the way we operate, we believe we can enhance the way we serve our customers. This means adding value through complementary, end-to-end digital solutions and shared expertise that will help our customers simplify their own operations for enhanced efficiency, integration, profitability and safety – plus help them future-proof the long-term performance of their businesses”.

Formed in 1988, TBA Leicester designs and installs the Autostore range – warehouse management system (WMS) and warehouse control system (WCS) solutions – for manufacturers and logistics operators plus container terminal operating system (TOS) solutions for port and inland terminal operators. Autostore WMS is a multi-award-winning technology solution as recognised by Logistics Business magazine and TBA Leicester is the recipient of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Andrew McKaig, managing director of TBA Leicester said: “TBA Leicester and TBA Doncaster combine over 60 years' experience delivering cutting-edge strategic control, automation and inventory management software systems that set the industry standard in supply chain and cargo management. Not only does unifying under the TBA brand signify our commitment to offering our worldwide customers class-leading solutions for their existing supply chain and terminal operations, it also expands their options for innovation as the ‘Internet of Things’ evolution gathers pace”.

TBA Delft is a leading international provider of container terminal consultancy, training services and software with a client-base that includes all major terminal operators worldwide as well as large local port operators and manufacturers. In addition, TBA Delft supports the implementations of both U.K.-based sister companies, further reinforcing the company goal of providing end-to-end solutions for every TBA client.

The unification of the three renowned businesses combines a stunning track record of more than 100 installations worldwide with over 1,000 successful projects undertaken, enabling consistent innovation of new software designs and unrivalled attention to customer care.

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