Lufthansa Cargo Partners Plug and Play to Expand Startup Cooperation

Lufthansa Cargo Partners Plug and Play to Expand Startup Cooperation

German Airline Lufthansa Cargo will form a partnership with Plug and Play, a global technology accelerator; Lufthansa will take the role of Anchor partner in the joint venture.

Plug and Play are based in Sunnyvale U.S. and are the world’s biggest technology accelerator, they facilitate partnerships between companies and technology startups.

The main aim of these partnerships is to combine knowledge and expertise in their given areas to further develop and implement digital solutions in a timely manner. The program gives companies in the logistics sectors the opportunity to network and gains from each other through the exchange of ideas to help drive digitization.

Lufthansa Cargo Head of Digital Transformation, Boris Hueske said, “By working with startups, we get to try out innovative ideas and new technology. These innovations might be the basis for new services for our customers or process optimizations. They are a major factor in the digitization of logistics.”

Founder of Plug and Play Supply Chain & Logistics, Mike Zayonc explained, “We are very excited to have Lufthansa Cargo on board as one of our supply chain anchor partners as they are a perfect fit for our ecosystem of industry-leading corporate partners,”

“Having partners like Lufthansa Cargo, ExxonMobil, Panasonic, DHL, Prologis, the United States Postal Service, Ericsson, Maersk, and BASF working together to collaborate with the most advanced technologies is a perfect venue to digitally transform any global fortune 500 company’s end-to-end supply chain.”