Established in Genoa in 2012, Circle S.p.A. is the Innovative SME heading CIRCLE Group, specialized in the analysis and development of innovation and digitalization solutions for the port and intermodal logistics sectors and in international consultancy with a focus on the Green Deal and energy transition topics.
Besides Circle, the Group comprises software houses Info.era, Progetto Adele and Cargo Start, purchased respectively at the end of 2017, in July 2019 and December 2022, as well as consulting companies Circle Connecting EU and Magellan Circle.
Synergies between each component within the Group have allowed it to expand the portfolio of solutions in the fields of IoT, optimization, Digital Twin, Big Data and Process Automation, and to strengthen its software products: Milos® – the suite for all players of intermodal logistics, such as inland terminals, port terminals, ports, MTOs and shipping agencies – the Port Community System Sinfomar, Master SPED® and Master TRADE® solutions – respectively dedicated to shipping and logistics and to commerce and industry, and Star Tracking® solution for airport-to-airport tracking.
Conceived to make migration of customers to a digital business model, Federative services provide in cloud and pay-per-use mode, more efficient, complete Circle’s services for the Supply Chain.
With Circle Connecting EU, Circle supports Public Entities and Companies, by identifying their positioning at a European level (Strategic Communication and Advocacy) and funding opportunities (EU Funding Accelerator).
Thanks to the joint venture agreement and purchase of Magellan Circle, a Portuguese entity delivering advocacy services to European Institutions, Circle Connecting EU offers further services at a European level regarding the Iberian Peninsula, having strengthened its presence in Brussels and having exploited the maximum advantages from opportunities linked to the Next Generation EU Recovery Fund.
Moreover, the recent purchase (December 2022) of 51% of Cargo Start, innovative start-up specialized in the development and sale of innovative technological products and services for air cargo, CIRCLE Group can strengthen its offer in a rapidly expanding and strategic segment for 2024 Connect 4 Agile Growth roadmap.
Circle leads the network of enterprises Log@Sea, enhancing its evolved solutions for the Gate Automation of ports and intermodal hubs.