Parcel service provider GLS Italy has acquired 100% of the share capital of parcel shop network ProntoPacco.
ProntoPacco has over 6,000 pick-up and drop-off points in its network. Through its widespread network of parcel shops and digital solutions, GLS Italy’s consumers will be able to collect and ship their parcels in a more convenient, flexible and digital way.
This acquisition is expected to bolster GLS Italy’s position in the e-commerce sector. GLS Italy and ProntoPacco have been in partnership since April 2022. ProntoPacco will remain an open network and continue offering its services to other players in the last mile.
Klaus Schädle, group area managing director of GLS, said, “This acquisition allows us to strengthen our national and international position in the fast-growing B2C and C2C segments. Thanks to ProntoPacco’s extensive network and the digital solutions offered, we are further cementing our relationships with existing e-commerce customers and attracting new ones looking for a reliable partner.”
Luciano Colantuono, founder of ProntoPacco, commented, “The announcement represents an important step forward for ProntoPacco and we are delighted to join the GLS family. Our company has always placed the utmost importance on the quality of service provided to our customers and joining forces with GLS Italy will allow us to strengthen this commitment further.”
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