Wallenius Wilhelmsen accelerates digitalisation processes through new investment
Wallenius Wilhelmsen invests in DeGould to accelerate the supply of automated vehicle inspection systems, powered by AI. “We continue to digitize critical components of our finished vehicle logistics processes and the investment in DeGould is an important milestone in our strategy”, says EVP & COO Logistics Services at Wallenius Wilhelmsen, Mike Hynekamp.
The technology offered by DeGould automates the vehicle inspection process where high resolution images are combined with AI algorithms to deliver full vehicle condition reporting. This leads to a more efficient and flawless inspection process across the full lifecycle of the vehicle. Over the last eight years DeGould has captured over 100 million vehicle image sets on behalf of its customers. The latest product, the new Auto-compact system, incorporates the AI algorithms and sets new standards for defect detection.
We believe investing in DeGould creates significant value for our mutual current and future customers by enhancing our capabilities in bringing end-to-end, integrated supply chain solutions to market
EVP & COO Logistics Services
“We are excited by the growth opportunity ahead of us and are especially pleased that Wallenius Wilhelmsen will join us on this journey. They have been a really supportive partner and we look forward to working together even more closely to strengthen our leading position in automated vehicle inspections”, says Ed Jones, CEO at DeGould.
About Wallenius Wilhelmsen
Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA is a global provider of ocean and land-based logistics services within the RoRo industry. The company employs 8,700 people in 29 countries, worldwide, and controls 130 vessels, alongside 9 terminals, 65 processing centres, and a Global inland distribution network. Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange
DeGould is a privately held British company founded by Dan Gould. A team comprised of over 40 experts in engineering, machine learning, computer vision, and software development. The company supplies market leading solutions to a range of OEM and finished vehicle logistics customers. Systems have been installed across three continents for customers, including Wallenius Wilhelmsen, JLR, Bentley, Daimler, and Ford Motor Company.