Mail Boxes Etc. Worldwide Acquires Pack & Send to expand its global footprint and presencein the Shipping and Logistics industry
Warsaw, March 1st, 2021
MBE Worldwide (“MBE”), a leading third-party provider of shipping, fulfillment, print and marketing solutions with ca. 2,600 locations in 52 countries, acquires Pack & Send (“P&S”) - a leading and well recognised brand in Australia, New Zealand and UK in the Shipping and Logistics service industry.
MBE - which already owns three complementary brands: Mail Boxes Etc., AlphaGraphics and PostNet - focuses on the first and last mile of shipping services mainly in the express courier business segment, and serves as a local provider of customized marketing and print solutions. MBE has a solid track record of fast-paced growth, both through organic growth - driven by a solid and innovative core business - and acquisitions which are one of the key pillars of the company’s long term strategic plan.
Pack & Send, founded in 1993 and based in Sydney, is a well-founded company with robust long-term plans operating in the shipping and logistic services, with 144 Centers providing strong added value to its customers. Pack & Send has a strong brand and footprint in Australia, and covers two important and complementary territories, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, through strong, established Master Licensees.
Both companies currently operate in the business services industry through a network of locations that serve primarily businesses (small‐ and medium‐sized enterprises) as well as consumers. Pack & Send will continue to operate as an independent company and will retain its current management team. Pack & Send Headquarters will remain in Moorebank, Australia. The companies will maintain their individual names, business concepts and brands.
“This is an exciting development for the Pack & Send franchise system,” said Michael Paul, CEO and Founder of P&S. “Combining forces with MBE Worldwide creates unique opportunities to synergize with colleagues similarly steeped in managing a franchise‐based network of entrepreneurs.”
“Pack & Send is an excellent strategic fit for MBE because of its entrepreneur‐driven, people‐centric, customer‐first business model, which complements our MBE business and culture” said Paolo Fiorelli, Chairman and CEO MBE. “We are excited to welcome Pack & Send to the MBE family and to work together to provide high‐value solutions to our business and consumer customers across the globe.”