UK delivery company MetaPack said Wednesday that it has acquired XLogics Group. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Europe, Xlogics is a shipping provider. MetaPack is backed by Index Ventures, Cross Atlantic Capital Partners and Brainspark.
London, UK. 11th December 2013: MetaPack, the leader in providing intelligent delivery solutions for eCommerce and Multi-Channel retailers, announces today the acquisition of one of Europe’s leading shipping providers, Xlogics Group.
The acquisition of XLogics Group, which comprises XLogics GmbH, based in Rheinbach, Germany and XLogics Sp. z o.o, in Zielona Góra in Poland, means that the MetaPack Group now has direct integrations with over 200 carrier networks across the EU and Rest of World. The combined group can now offer its customers access to more than 3000 carrier services worldwide. Together, the group’s systems will power the allocation, delivery and tracking of over 350 million parcels this year to consumers across the world, with the capacity to deliver to any global location, on behalf of a retail customer base of almost 20,000 shipping from more than 44 countries.
MetaPack, headquartered in London, opened an office in Hamburg last year in response to growing demand for its services in Europe, sees the acquisition of XLogics as a continuation of this international expansion. Critically, the acquisition also strengthens MetaPack’s ability to support the international growth of retailers based in the UK, Continental Europe and the US as they continue to target consumers outside of their home markets.
Managing Director of the XLogics Group, Henning Berndt states: “The last 10 years of Xlogics Group were truly a success story. We created strong and trustful cooperation with our clients. This deal is the base to expand the solution and service offering of XLogics and MetaPack simultaneously what will be a great benefit for all our clients. Our staff is looking forward to fruitful cooperation and interaction within the new company structure and I am happy to provide the best and most powerful solutions of the market to our clients.”
MetaPack’s Founder and CEO, Patrick Wall comments: “We are delighted to bring the XLogics Group and MetaPack together to form the leader in the field of eCommerce delivery management. XLogics, like MetaPack, have many years’ experience of helping their customers to fulfil online delivery promises and we are very excited about the possibilities that this deal brings.”
Whilst account management and customer support operations will continue as before, MetaPack and XLogics will collaborate extensively on joint technology projects and product integration, in order to bring the benefit of their continued operations and technology expertise to bear for customers.
Founded in 1999, MetaPack provides eCommerce and multi-channel delivery technology to leading retailers. MetaPack’s highly configurable platform connects shippers with parcel carriers, as well as a wide range of alternative delivery, collection and returns services. MetaPack works with all parcel carriers to help improve the delivery experience for shoppers and serves over 75% of the top 100 UK retailers, as well as many SMEs and suppliers. Increasingly its customers are using MetaPack technology to expand overseas, as well as utilising new data-related and anti-fraud services. MetaPack has offices in London and Hamburg and includes many large continental European retailers as customers.
About XLogics Group:
The XLogics Group offers state of the art logistics, technology and dispatch solutions as well as consultancy services to global retailers combining both B2B and B2C expertise; XLogics solutions are utilised by customers in over 30 countries, across 4 continents. Clients include information specialist KOMSA Kommunikation Sachsen AG, covering all areas of the toy market Simba Dickie Group, national post services provider in The Netherlands PostNL, Hermes Logistik Gruppe Deutschland and global logistics provider Kühne + Nagel, whose operations in contract and integrated logistics areas are supported by XLogics. Their technology offers high level automation of warehouse and dispatch services, resulting in the capacity to print rapidly thereby improving efficiency and output.