Multichannel logistics expert Staci is developing its international reach into a new continent, as following years of growth in Europe and the United States, the group is launching in Asia with the creation of its subsidiary Staci Asia Pacific Limited, based in Hong Kong.
Since 2010, Staci has been helping its customers to expand internationally by opening subsidiaries or making acquisitions across Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA.
Today, the logistics specialist is further expanding its international positioning by setting up operations on the Asian continent, with three warehouses to deliver in the APAC region.
Thomas Mortier, CEO of Staci, said of this major international development
We took the decision to set up in Asia in response to requests from many of our customers to be able to provide them with the same service that we already provide in all European countries and the USA. We will be delivering in the APAC region from three warehouses in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Shanghai. This move into Asia means that we can now cover three continents and meet our customers’ strong CSR expectations by bringing their stocks as close as possible to where the point of distribution.
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Staci Group, a leading multichannel fulfillment platform, has closed the acquisition of Amware Fulfillment, a US fulfillment company providing omni-channel and customized logistics solutions to direct-to-consumer, e-commerce and retail businesses. With this acquisition, Staci reaches a critical size in the United States where the group settled back in March 2019, with the opening of a first warehouse in Jersey City.
Expanding its US footprint is at the core of Staci’s strategy. Following Amware’s acquisition, Staci’s US branch will now be able to reach 98% of the US territory in 2 days via ground transportation, relying on its 800+ employees and 18 strategically located warehouses for a total of 2,400k+ square feet. On top of expanding geographically Staci’s reach, Amware will also allow Staci to keep developing its presence in e-commerce logistics and to keep strengthening in dynamic verticals such as the Health & Wellness.
The combined group will represent €740m ($790m) of revenues and will rely on a global network of 81 fulfillment centers, +4,000 employees, a stronger exposure to high-growing end markets as well as reinforced omnichannel capabilities. The United States is now the group’s leading geography with approximately 30% of revenues.
Staci Group is an independent and flexible international logistics specialist. Staci has developed a wide range of innovative and tailor-made logistics services to address their customers’ evolving needs as well as the rise of multi-channel distribution. Staci is headquartered in Saint-Ouen-L’Aumône (France) and is controlled by Ardian, alongside the managers and Société Générale Capital Partenaires.
With the acquisition, Staci Group will replace Rotunda Capital Partners, which has been an investor in Amware Fulfillment since 2014.
Harry Drajpuch, CEO of Amware Fulfillment is thrilled with this new development “In the current market for fulfillment services, it’s rare to find a provider that combines significant size and scale with a more personalized, collaborative approach to solution design. That’s the unique value the Staci-Amware union brings – robust, high-volume fulfillment and parcel shipping solutions that are also highly customized.”
Thomas Mortier, CEO of Staci Group is looking forward to expanding his organization: “We wish a warm welcome to the Amware team. The combination of our strengths and know-how is a fantastic opportunity to continue the development and growth of both companies in the USA with a network of warehouses that now enable us to cover the whole country from East to West.”
ABOUT AMWARE FULFILLMENT, LLC
Founded in 1989, Amware Fulfillment is a US asset-light logistics services provider, offering clients a one-stop-shop solution to manage their e-commerce and omni-channel fulfillment. The company mainly provides picking, packing, kitting services to middle-market D2C companies as well as transportation services through national parcel carriers. Amware has a diversified client base across both D2C and B2B segments, serving approximately 200 customers mainly operating in retail, consumer goods, health, and wellness. Amware Fulfillment now has approximately 2,400k+ square feet of storage space spread across 15 sites, enabling a 98% reach of the US territory in 2 days via ground transportation. The company has more than 800 employees and an annual turnover of €200MM.