MBE Worldwide, one of the largest third-party logistics, printing and communications service retail networks in the world with 2,300 locations globally, acquired AlphaGraphics, Inc. (“AlphaGraphics”), a leading design, printing, marketing and communications retail system.
Following this acquisition, MBE Worldwide’s global network now encompasses more than 2.600 global business service centers - ca. 500 in the U.S. and 2.100 internationally in 40 countries - with expected to achieve System-wide Sales of ca. 800 million euro in 2017.
Both MBE Worldwide and AlphaGraphics currently operate in the business services industry through a retail-based network owned and operated by individual entrepreneurs. MBE specializes in third-party logistics, focusing on shipping, micro and related retail logistics services. AlphaGraphics concentrates on offering premium graphic design, printing, marketing and communications services. Both companies serve primarily businesses (small- and medium-sized enterprises) as well as private consumers.
Thanks to this 61.5 million dollar investment (excluding possible post-closing adjustment), and also considering recent US-based PostNet acquisition in April 2017, MBE ensured an even stronger presence in the U.S. market and an expanded global services offering.
“AlphaGraphics 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. Furthermore, AlphaGraphics has earned a reputation for technological and service excellence in the highly competitive print, marketing and communications industry in the U.S.” said Paolo Fiorelli, Chairman & CEO MBE. “We are excited to welcome AlphaGraphics to the MBE family and to work together to provide high-value solutions to our small business and consumer customers across the globe.”
“This is an exciting development for the AlphaGraphics network system,” said Gay Burke, AlphaGraphics Executive Chair. “Combining forces with MBE Worldwide creates unique opportunities to synergize with colleagues similarly steeped in managing a highly professional network of entrepreneurs.”
For more information about MBE Worldwide, AlphaGraphics and PostNet, please visit www.mbeglobal.com, www.alphagraphics.com , www.postnet.com
AlphaGraphics, Inc. is a franchisor of locally owned and operated Business Centers offering a complete range of print, visual communications, and marketing products and solutions including: full-service digital, offset, and large format printing; design services; mailing; one-to-one marketing solutions; promotional products; web to print solutions. The franchise office of AlphaGraphics in Salt Lake City provides support for their Business Centers. For more information about AlphaGraphics services and/or affiliation opportunities, go to www.alphagraphics.com.
Founded in 1992, PostNet is the leading network system known for providing a wide range of convenient and high-quality design, printing and shipping solutions for business and consumers, from custom business cards, brochures and flyers to eye-catching posters, banners and signs. PostNet service centers also offer professional packing services and shipping with UPS, FedEx, DHL and the U.S. Postal Service; as well as private mailbox rental, direct mail services and more. For more information about PostNet services and/or affiliation opportunities, go to www.postnet.com.