PipeChain is owned by MA-system AB, a Swedish group founded in 1976 by Per Grettve focusing on logistics and cloud-based IT tools.
PipeChain has more than 300 active customers in over 20 countries with more than 10,000 system users.
In 1997 when Internet was new, Per Grettve, realized that it could be used to connect customers and suppliers in common processes.
That was the start of an idea to design next-generation supply chain systems. Per choose to explain the principals using the metaphor of water. When you turn on the tap the whole supply chain senses the demand. This was why he called the system PipeChain®.
The company was founded in 1999 with the vision to integrate and automate the entire supply chain from end-to-end. When the Internet bubble burst 2002 he realized that the PipeChain idea was too visionary and hard to sell, which is why he repositioned the company and included traditional order processes and EDI.
As a consequence he bought two companies in 2005 (EDI and WebEDI) which were integrated into Pipechain. This became the start of the solution we offer today.