Active Ants brings strategic investor bpost on board

Active Ants and bpost have come together for a strategic partnership between both organisations. bpost will acquire a majority of the shares in Active Ants BV. The current directors and shareholders Jeroen Dekker and Jean Lahaye will stay with the company and have defined a clear mission: realising qualitative growth in the world of cross-border e-commerce logistics.

In recent years, Active Ants experienced rapid growth and often made innovative investments. Continuing this strategy required more and more capital. Nevertheless, Active Ants was hesitant to work with the first money lender to come along. Instead, the company searched for and consciously chose a strategic investor.

“The knowledge, the network and the financial position of bpost allows Active Ants to significantly expand its operations in the field of cross-border e-fulfilment without compromising its quality of service. We are thrilled to work with such a major strategic investor,” says Jeroen Dekker, managing partner at Active Ants.

Active Ants is a fast-growing e-fulfilment company located in the heart of the Netherlands: Nieuwegein. The company specialises in cross-border e-commerce logistics. With innovative solutions in the field of storage, order picking and packaging, Active Ants has realised a competitive advantage when it comes to the efficient processing of e-commerce orders. Active Ants employs 179 people.

bpost is a leading postal service in Belgium. It offers a wide range of products and services for letters and parcels. bpost's main activities are picking up, sorting, transporting and delivering letters and parcels. Every day, bpost's employees deliver 8.1 million letters and 190,000 parcels to 4.7 million households in Belgium. bpost and its subsidiaries also develop activities pertaining to the proximity and convenience business. We are “always on the road” to bring our customers closer together and make their lives easier. Since 2012, bpost conducts its international parcel activities under the banner of “Landmark Global, a bpost company.” bpost is listed at Euronext Brussels. In 2017, bpost earned more than €3 billion in revenue.

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