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Done deals: August 19, 2021

Contracts, mergers, acquisitions and big deals in the supply chain sector this week


August 19, 2021
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Drone Delivery Canada

Drone Delivery Canada Corp. has signed a sales collaboration agreement with Nexeya Canada, a Hensoldt Company, to jointly explore military applications for DDC’s drone solution. The agreement is for the parties to collaborate to identify, develop and bid on military projects utilizing DDC’s drone solution for delivery and/or sensor related applications in Canada. The initial term of the agreement is 24 months.

CITT & FMA

CITT and the Freight Management Association of Canada (FMA) have formalized an alliance. The two organizations have had strong ties for over 60 years. “The Freight Management Association of Canada was the first organization that came to mind when we considered a formal declaration of mutual support. Between our long history, many successful collaborations, and our clear alignment, there couldn’t be a more natural fit,” said Pina Melchionna, CITT’s President & CEO. “We’re looking forward to projects spinning directly from this alliance – and to partnering with FMA member companies.

HID Global

HID Global has acquired Omni-ID, a manufacturer of RFID tags and industrial IoT hardware devices for passive and active tagging, tracking, monitoring and alerting applications. The acquisition strengthens HID’s presence in India and China. Omni-ID provides passive, rugged long-range RAIN RFID ultra-high frequency (UHF) tags and labels in several form factors. The company focuses on the industrial, oil & gas, transportation and other markets seeking rugged UHF RFID solutions for use in challenging environmental conditions (high heat, wind, dirt, explosive and other difficult scenarios).

FourKites & Cleo

Chicago-based FourKites and Cleo are offering an integration to accelerate data exchange for carriers across the global logistics and transportation industry. Cleo will serve as an integration broker, providing the connections that enable carriers of all types to access FourKites’s APIs.

Waymo & Ryder

Ryder System, Inc. and Waymo Via, the trucking and local delivery unit of autonomous driving developer Waymo, are working together to provide maintenance for Class 8 autonomous trucks. With a growing fleet and geographical footprint, Waymo Via needs scalable solution for truck maintenance. Ryder has a network of more than 500 maintenance facilities in the U.S. and nearly 90 years of fleet maintenance expertise. The two companies will partner on servicing and evolving maintenance practices for autonomously driven trucks across Waymo Via sites in Texas, Arizona, California, Michigan, and Ohio, as well as roadside service between hubs.

– August 19, 2021