Descartes acquires Impatex

The UK’s largest and oldest-established customs and freight forwarding software company, Impatex has been acquired by US-based Descartes Systems. Owned by its founder, Peter Day, who launched the company in 1980 and was joined in the business by his wife Sue in 1982, Impatex provides its iCE (Integrated Customs for Europe) Customs processing system for high-volume forwarder users which is progressively replacing its well-established Customs Manager predecessor, in use by hundreds ... [+]

Drinks with ICE

The Impatex Customs processing system has added a Registered Excise Dealers and Shippers feature. It comes in response to a request from one of Impatex’s largest and longest-standing customers that wanted to migrate away from a self-developed legacy REDS system. Impatex MD Peter Day said: “Although the REDS facility is only ... [+]

NetFreight breaks free

The NetFreight web-based freight management and customs processing package is now available in 'the cloud, following an extension of the alliance between its developer Impatex, and freight industry hardware specialists Albacore Systems. NetFreight – launched in 2005 and acquired by Impatex in 2007 – was designed as a browser-based system, operating ... [+]

Vive la difference

French logistics student Pauline Bourderiou is about to sit her final examinations, with the help of a four-month internship at UK freight and customs software supplier, Impatex. During her stay with Impatex, she worked behind the scenes on the company’s 24/7 Help Desk to learn about the company’s software and the UK ... [+]

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