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IT Duo Join Forces for Multimodal

With a new date secured for Multimodal 2021 two leading specialist technology providers are teaming up to attend the show together, for the first time. 

Brands Forward Computers and BoxTop Technologiespart of the Freight Software Group – both provide specialist technology for the freight and logistics sectors but with different solutions, aimed at distinctly separate customer sectors. Together the duo has an existing portfolio of over 300 customers.   

Multimodal organisers recently announced a new date for the exhibition of 19-21 October 2021. 

The annual flagship exhibition, brings together thousands of people from across the supply chain, taking place at the NEC in Birmingham and features conference sessions, networking and awards, spanning three days. 

BoxTop has been a regular exhibitor since 2012 and Forward Computers has been a less frequent attendee.  Forward Computers is the UK’s leading independent supplier of freight forwarding software to the logistics sector and was acquired by Freight Software Group in 2019.   

Forward Computers Managing Director Richard Litchfield commented: “Now part of the same group but with a distinctly different proposition, by joining forces we can offer freight and logistics customers, of different sizes the perfect technological solution.”   

BoxTop Business Development Manager Paul Richardson added

BoxTop is delighted to be back at Multimodal – we’ll be attending in force this year and are looking forward to meeting our customers both new and old in a safe face to face environment.”   

The Forward Computers team is one of the longest established freight software development companies, providing an end-to-end solution for a wide range of operators in the UK, Europe, Asia and the US.   

With Brexit causing a huge headache for many in the sector there continues to be massive growth in the market for specialist technology. According to a recent report the logistics industry continues to prioritise operational efficiencies and investment in technology adoption. Freight forwarders that offer innovative online solution offerings including customs brokerage, and transportation management solutions are expected to lead the way and use technology to improve the customer experience.  

Logistics portfolio director at, Clarion Events Robert Jervis added: “Both Forward Computers and BoxTop Technologies are long-standing customers of Multimodal and we value their ongoing support. I am sure that their collaboration will be a great success and we wish them all the best going forwards.” 

Richard added: “Forward Computers has a long-established and reliable product developed over two decades but we’re looking forward to unveil our latest product development directly to customers at Multimodal 2021.”     



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