Maersk’s digital logistics platform Twill increases its presence in Gdansk

Twill is expanding its presence in the Polish city of Gdansk where it has located its technology hub and is now recruiting developers, analysts, designers and many more to support the digital journey.

Anna-Sophia Metzel, Marko Mihajic, 29 July 2021

Since April 2017, The Hague-based company Twill has positioned itself as an end-to-end digital logistics solution for small and medium-sized businesses, simplifying their logistics journey. Today, the company’s vision is to create a world where products and services can flow freely for everyone – a vision that has already appealed to over 5,000 active customers. Twill strives to provide small and medium-sized enterprises with a simple, reliable and easy-to-use online platform to manage their logistics efficiently and without hassle. Initially affiliated with Damco, A.P. Moller - Maersk’s freight forwarding and supply chain management arm, Twill has been powered directly by Maersk since 2018, creating multiple operational and customer synergies and strengthening its position as Maersk’s digital logistics powerhouse.

Twill opened its office in Gdansk, Poland already in 2017 to provide digital support for freight forwarding customers. What started as a small team of four developers has today become a vibrant group of around 25 product owners, engineering managers, tech leads, scrum masters, also including Twill’s first-ever first-line support team for customers. The enlarged team has also moved to a new prime location in Gdansk’s Alchemia business centre, where creative office design and relaxed corporate culture foster productivity and collaboration. And the team is now growing further!

Greater footprint in Gdansk

Strong collaboration with Maersk, which also has an office in Gdansk, has resulted in more new hires, with the first Maersk developer joining the Twill office in August. The Twill team itself will soon be expanded to include new backend and frontend developers, business analysts, designers and many more functions.

“I’ve been with Twill from the beginning of our journey in Gdansk and I have seen multiple changes over the last four years”, shares Arek Putko, Engineering & Site Manager of Twill in Gdansk.

“Our goal has always been to hire people who can help us create a world-class product and a world-class technical team.  I am now looking forward to the further growth of Twill and Maersk within technology and to seeing new additions to both Twill and Maersk in Gdansk.”

Arek Putko
Arek Putko, Engineering & Site Manager of Twill in Gdansk

The work of the Gdansk-based Twill team has gained recognition in the Maersk community and has helped hire new employees in Gdansk also for Maersk’s own Technology teams, strengthening A.P. Moller – Maersk’s technology footprint in the Polish city.

“Maersk is currently transforming into a global integrator of container logistics, and its Technology department is a key player in that journey”, shares Jan Castelijns, Engineering Director at Twill.

“I am happy that the Gdansk office will play a role in this transformation, and that our own Twillers have been front-runners in this process.”

Jan Castelijns
Jan Castelijns, Engineering Director at Twill

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