Active Ants E-commerce Logistics takes over MCS Fulfilment

Active Ants from Nieuwegein is taking over the company MCS Fulfilment from North Brabant, thereby expanding its market share in the Netherlands. The takeover became official on 1 October. On that date, MCS’ one hundred employees, three facilities and sixty clients moved over to Active Ants.

Since Active Ants brought in the strategic investor bpost in 2018, the company has directed its attention towards rapid growth. This takeover contributes to the realisation of that goal. “MCS’ clients (online shops), their orders, its corporate culture and its people are all a perfect fit for Active Ants,” says Jeroen Dekker, managing partner at Active Ants. “We therefore expect the integration to proceed smoothly and will quickly begin to realise the benefits of our combined strengths.”

For MCS, this takeover was part of its corporate strategy. “We managed to expand the business in a healthy and profitable manner. Given the current scope of our operations, we felt it would be best for the company to join a larger party,” says Jeroen Reedijk, managing partner at MCS. “We wanted to take the next step in automation and efficiency and can benefit from working with a partner who is already one step ahead of us in that regard: Active Ants. We look forward to the future with confidence.” Jeroen Reedijk and his partner Guus Munnik will continue to work as directors at Active Ants.

MCS Fulfilment was originally founded in Rucphen (North Brabant), but it quickly outgrew its first facility and therefore relocated to the business park in Etten-Leur. From there, the company offered its fulfilment services to small and medium-sized online shops. The organisation made a name for itself in the Netherlands and abroad by offering consistent quality at the right price. MCS employs circa 100 people. Active Ants has a staff of around 250 people.

From left to right: Jeroen Reedijk (MCS), Guus Munnik (MCS), Jean Lahaye (Active Ants), Jeroen Dekker (Active Ants)