Company profile

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.eraProgetto Adele (now NEXT Freight) and Cargo Start, purchased respectively at the end of 2017, in July 2019 and December 2022, as well as consulting companies Magellan Circle and Magellan Circle Italy, and NewCo NEXT Customs.

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 SinfomarMaster 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 Magellan Circle and Magellan Circle Italy, Circle supports Public Entities and Companies, by identifying their positioning at a European level (Strategic Communication and Advocacy) and funding opportunities (EU Funding Accelerator), with a strong verticalization on Next Generation EU Recovery Fund.

The purchase, in December 2022, of 51% of Cargo Start, 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.

Circle signed in December 2023 an agreement for the acquisition of 20% of the share capital of ACCUDIRE, Innovative Venetian startup providing a Collaborative Digital Platform which helps various players of the global Supply Chain manage the document flows accompanying the shipments of goods, starting from the e-CMR.

Finally, in February 2024, Circle set up the NewCo NEXT Customs, dedicated to digital services of customs optimization and functional to initiatives aimed at the harmonization of customs processes, a highly strategic area for the evolution of Connect 4 Agile Growth path.

Circle S.p.A. is listed on the Euronext Growth Milan market of Borsa Italiana since 26th October 2018 (alphanumeric code: CIRC; ISIN ordinary shares code: IT. 0005344996).