Whistl is stepping up its growth strategy – which already has seen it snap up Prism DM and sign a global alliance – by buying its second fulfilment firm, the privately held Nottingham based Parcelhub and its sister company Mail Workshop, for an undisclosed sum.
Mail Workshop was launched in 2003 and, like Whistl Fulfilment, also provides ecommerce shipping and fulfilment, printed matter fulfilment, picking and packing.
Parcelhub followed in 2010 and provides a multi-carrier shipping and ecommerce customer service solution for small to medium sized e-tailers who cannot access large scale discounts available to large volume mailers.
Distributing over 6 million parcels annually across the UK on behalf of hundreds of ecommerce, eBay and Amazon retailers, the company employs 90 people with a headquarters in Nottingham and was founded by managing director Mark Rosenberg and director of IT Steve Riley. Rosenberg will remain as MD and continue to operate the business from Nottingham under the Parcehub and Mail Workshop brands.
Whistl’s is actively pursuing growth strategies in the doordrop media, parcels, fulfilment and international markets.
Whistl UK CEO Nick Wells commented: “We are delighted to welcome Parcelhub and Mail Workshop into the Whistl family. It is a business that shares the same values as Whistl – providing excellent customer services cost effectively and also identified a gap in the market providing solutions for clients that could not access the services and discounts available to large volume mailers.
“Working together we will be able to optimise our current parcels services to customers and build upon our expertise and presence in the fulfilment market.”
Rosenberg added: “We have got to a stage in the development of the company that we need the extra firepower from Whistl to enable us to maximise our potential and to create opportunities for further growth. We have a similar entrepreneurial outlook to business, providing services that make customer’s businesses run better operationally and cost efficiently.”
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