Whistl has acquired the Nottingham-based Parcelhub and its sister company Mail Workshop.
Mail Workshop was launched in 2003 and provides eCommerce shipping and fulfilment, printed matter fulfilment, picking and packing. Parcelhub followed in 2010 and provides 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 6m 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 Managing Director Mark Rosenberg and Steve Riley.
This is the second acquisition by Whistl following a management buyout in 2015. It acquired Prism DM in July 2017 as part of its growth strategy into the fulfilment market.
Whistl is the UKs largest Downstream Access Business Mail provider and is actively pursuing growth strategies in the doordrop media, parcels, fulfilment and international markets.
Nick Wells, CEO Whistl UK Ltd, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Parcelhub and Mail Workshop into the Whistl family. It is a business that shares the same values as Whistl – providing excellent customer services cost effectively and also identified a gap in the market providing solutions for clients that could not access the services and discounts available to large volume mailers.
“Working together we will be able to optimise our current parcels services to customers and build upon our expertise and presence in the fulfilment market.”
Mark Rosenberg added: “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. We have a similar entrepreneurial outlook to business, providing services that make customer’s businesses run better operationally and cost efficiently.”
Following the purchase of the business, Rosenberg will remain as Managing Director and continue to operate the business from Nottingham under the Parcehub and Mail Workshop brands. The value of the deal was not disclosed.