Whistl has announced the acquisition of privately held Nottingham based Parcelhub and its sister company Mail Workshop. Both businesses will continue to operate under their respective brands.
Mail Workshop was launched in 2003 and provides ecommerce shipping and fulfilment, printed matter fulfilment, picking and packing.
Parcelhub launched in 2010 to provide 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 Mark Rosenberg, managing director and Steve Riley. The businesses will continue to operate under their respective brands and with Rosenberg in charge.
The purchase is the second acquisition by Whistl following a management buyout in 2015. It acquired Prism DM in July 2017.
Nick Wells, CEO Whistl UK, said: “We are delighted to welcome Parcelhub and Mail Workshop into the Whistl family. It is a business that shares the same values as Whistl.
Rosenberg said the deal allowed for further growth: “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,” he said.
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