MBE Worldwide S.p.A. (‘MBE’) is pleased to announce the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of PACK & SEND New Zealand (‘PACK & SEND NZ’) from the former PACK & SEND NZ master licensee.
MBE is a leading commerce-enablement platform providing e-commerce, fulfilment, shipping, marketing and print solutions to SMEs and consumers. In 2022, MBE served over 1 million business customers worldwide, generating €1.3 bn (US$1.4 bn) of system-wide gross revenue, through its 3,150+ business solutions centres in 52 countries, and €22 bn (US$23 bn) of gross merchandise balue traded through its PrestaShop e-commerce solutions.
PACK & SEND SYSTEMS (‘PACK & SEND’), the franchisor of the PACK & SEND system that was acquired by MBE Worldwide in 2021, was founded in Sydney, Australia in 1993. Since that time, it has operated in the shipping and logistics industries through a network of entrepreneurs and master licensees.
PACK & SEND NZ has been trading in New Zealand since 2008 as a master licensee of PACK & SEND, supporting a network of franchise partners currently comprising 20 business solutions centres.
With this acquisition, MBE reinforces its presence in the Oceanian market where three of its family of brands now operate: MBE, PACK & SEND and World Options. PACK & SEND NZ will continue to operate as an independent company within New Zealand. All MBE Group companies operating in Oceania will retain their respective business concepts and brands.
“We are excited to now be part of the MBE Group,” said Matthew Everest, Managing Director of PACK & SEND NZ. “The future developments and synergies we can implement working together are a fantastic driver for further growth of the PACK & SEND brand in New Zealand. We share with the MBE team the same values, culture and most of all customer satisfaction as our primary objective.”
Paolo Fiorelli, Chairman and CEO of MBE Worldwide, said: “We welcome PACK & SEND NZ to the MBE family. We acquired the franchisor of PACK & SEND based in Australia in March 2021. In March 2023 we acquired PACK & SEND UK. With the acquisition of PACK & SEND NZ, the entire global PACK & SEND Network is now part of the MBE Group’s directly operated countries. We will be working together to further improve our offering of high-value solutions to customers in the Oceanian market.”