Our focus is solely to provide value for GS1 Member Organisations. So if our technology makes your members smile, we know it will reflect positively on you as a GS1 Member Organization and you as a service provider.
Trade Connectors FMBA was established in July 2019; however, the history of the company began back in May 2015 where GS1 Denmark and GS1 Hungary decided to develop a GDSN Certified Data Pool. This Data Pool was ready for production in May 2016 for the GDSN Major Release.
At the same time, GS1 Denmark and GS1 Hungary established a joint venture company called Trade Connectors A/S which was the foundational steps for Trade Connectors.
After some successful years as Trade Connectors A/S, GS1 Denmark and GS1 Finland decided to transform the company from being a shareholding company (A/S) into a Limited Liability and not-for-profit association (FMBA) which is called Trade Connectors FMBA.
The reason for the legal entity change was to ensure the attractiveness of the organisations interest, namely to ensure that; the joint ownership remains, it is not-for-profit, the membership of the association will be exclusively for GS1 Member Organization and to build a GS1 Platform.
The operational side of the association is conducted with very close collaboration with the Members project teams, the Product Management team and Development team.
Trade Connectors has its main operational activities performed from Denmark, Hungary and Finland. In Hungary, we have a very close business partnership with Pro-Sharp with whom we are providing all operations and development services.
Annual General Meeting
The association is governed by an Annual General Meeting, where our members can participate.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is constituted by the A-Members of the association.
There is a Platform Committee which drives and governs the Joint Development. The Platform Committee is conducted between the A-Members of the association to leverage the economics of scale.
To ensure that GS1 Member Organisations invest jointly in technology and avoid having to invest individually with multiple vendors.