RELEX’s game-changing technology helps retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers automate and optimize their supply chains, cut spoilage, reduce inventory and boost on- shelf availability. Leveraging the power of in-memory computing, the system delivers large volumes of data over 100 times faster than traditional alternatives, giving its predictive demand forecasting and actionable analytics even more immediacy and impact. With easy implementation and demonstrated rapid return on investment, RELEX has already won over many of Europe’s largest retailers.
US and Europe-based Summit Partners has extensive experience supporting the international growth of disruptive enterprise software companies. This is Summit’s first investment in a Finnish company and the first equity investment RELEX has accepted. RELEX has expanded organically since 2005 and now operates in 17 countries across Europe and Africa.
“We look for businesses with the potential to become global leaders in their sectors,” said Summit Partners London-based managing director Han Sikkens, who has joined the RELEX board of directors. “RELEX offers outstanding proprietary technology and impressive results; it’s quick to implement, generates a rapid ROI to its customers and is steered by a talented management team whose values and growth strategy we fully support.”
“We interviewed a broad cross-section of RELEX’s customers and were impressed by the exceptionally positive feedback about their staff, management of implementation projects and long-term commitment to their customers’ success,” added Steffan Peyer, a Summit VicHe President who has also joined the RELEX Board along with Summit vice president Antony Clavel.
“Putting the customer first, offering a transparent, honest partnership, and remaining R&D driven so our customers will always get cutting edge tools, is absolutely the basis of our success —and we’re confident that this approach will be well-received by North American retailers, wholesalers and manufacturing companies, who face the same challenges as their European counterparts,” said RELEX Group CEO Mikko Kärkkäinen. “Summit is a perfect fit for us both culturally and strategically, especially as we expand worldwide. We have a shared vision of making RELEX a global force in supply chain management technology.”