Hermes Logistics Technologies has expanded its teams in India and the UK as the company’s Hermes 5 cargo management system is adopted by cargo ground handlers, airlines and airports around the world.
According to Hermes, Atul Kumbhare joins the Indian office in Pune, where he will lead the development team and work with Sachin Gokhale, manager and head of quality control. Kumbhare has 20 years of industry experience.
In the UK, Nishant Singh and Steve Palmer have joined to work on the development of Hermes NG, a new modular, pay-as-you-go cargo management system which goes to trial in March 2019. Additional members of staff are set to join later this year. Singh and Palmer have a combined experience of 43 years in global digital system architecture.
“We are growing our teams in India and the UK to allow us to continue the development of new applications as part of our Hermes NG suite, which will complement H5’s software as a service cloud offering,” said Yuval Baruch, chief executive officer of HLT. “By growing our presence in India, we will be able to strengthen quality assurance and quality control, and in addition, provide a more tailored response to our Asian customers.”
The latest implementation of H5 took place at Luxembourg Airport for LuxairCARGO. The first phase of the system was completed at the end of 2018 and the second phase is set for deployment in the second quarter of this year.
“As Hermes continues to develop its core products to meet the demands of a growing customer base, we are pleased to welcome new members to our global team to provide support and innovation to our digital solution portfolio,” said Alexis Labonne, Chief Technology Officer, HLT.
H5 was implemented at Hanoi Airport in April 2018 and will soon go live at with RSA National at Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport. It is due to be rolled out at Hyderabad Airport, where HLT has signed a five-year contract with operator GMR Group to provide rolling upgrades to the system.