A52 Announces a New Strategic Partnership
A52 Warehouse just announced a new strategic partnership with the Lenton group that will allow A52 to expand outside of Canada. 3rd party fulfillment is fast becoming the norm for many brands. We asked Kevin Kirsten a few questions about this new partnership and what it means to their current business and what their customers can expect in the future.
Congrats on the investment from the Lenton Group. The press release talks about a strategic partnership to help expand your business. Can you explain to our readers what this means for A52 in Canada?
We are really excited about the new partnership with Lenton. We have a lot of happy clients at A52 and for many years, we have had requests for us to expand to execute thier global fulfillment. This new partnership will allow us to give the A52 premium service to our clients anywhere in the world using Lentons large network of warehouses, line-haul transportation and last mile delivery which is crucial in Europe and Asia.
Ok, this is really interesting. So, your current A52 clients will be able to fulfill their products from warehouses all over the world and deal with 1 company?
Yes, our vision is to have our clients connect with our world class Warehouse Management System (WMS) and manage their product fulfillment using our network of warehouses and transportation hubs. There are obviously huge time and money saving advantages to having 1 fulfillment partner with integration to their ERP and Web-store systems and we are excited to build this into our at features at A52.
What's happening in Canada?
Yeah, our business in Canada is seeing some really amazing growth and we recently moved into a new 160,000 square foot facility in Surrey, BC.
Full Press Release Below
A52 Warehouse joins forces with the Lenton Group
PRESS RELEASE – Vancouver, February 8, 2016 –A52 Warehouse Inc., a Canadian omni-channel fulfillment company whose customers include many of the premium brands in the industry, and a subsidiary of No Limits Group, announces that it has closed a major investment by the Lenton Group, a global premium logistics leader with strategic partnerships including France’s GeoPost S.A., Japan Post Co, Tigers Ltd., IBC and exclusive agent for Cathay Pacific Cargo, Dragon Air and general sales agent for Air China.
A52’s partnership with Lenton will together enable them to further their vision of facilitating their clients’ global needs of efficiently delivering product into the hands of consumers through B2B bricks & mortar retailers and B2C ecommerce anywhere in the world. Lenton Group and its partners operate international gateways, distribution, fulfillment and final delivery solutions to more than 230 countries and territories around the world.
“We are very excited to find the perfect partner as A52 expands its reach past the borders of Canada,” said A52 CEO Kevin Kirsten. “Moving goods in an omni-channel environment is becoming increasingly complex, which is why having a great partner like Lenton is critical to the seamless fulfillment experience we provide our customers.”
“We are thrilled with our new partnership and shared values with delivering the best global infrastructure for brands to reach their consumers,” said Lenton CEO and Chairman Morty Langslow. “We look forward to working with the fantastic team at A52 that has been cultivated over the years.”
A52 Warehouse will continue to operate under its namesake and propriety software technology, while integrating access to its clients and future clients with its new global solutions and partners.
About A52 Warehouse
Based in Vancouver’s lower mainland of Surrey BC, Canada, A52 Warehouse provides brands with services that specialize in warehousing and supply chain solutions including B2B + B2C ecommerce and omni-fulfillment services, including freight management, all of which is fully integrated by proprietary leading edge software technology.
For additional information on A52 Warehouse Inc. please visit A52warehouse.com
About Lenton Group
Lenton Group, headquartered in Hong Kong, with a key presence in 25 countries across six continents, is the largest independent neutral LINEHAUL network. Lenton Group has 3 subsidiaries known as LineX, RPX and Wako offering International Gateway operation, distribution, fulfillment and final delivery solutions to a wide range of customers and E-merchants.
GeoPost is No.1 in France and No.2 in Europe in the transport and delivery of parcels to businesses and individuals. The holding company for LaPoste Group’s Parcel-Express subsidiaries, GeoPost generated 4.9 billion euros of revenues and delivered 864 million parcels worldwide in 2014. The GeoPost Group includes subsidiaries that are recognized in their domestic markets like Chronopost in France and Portugal, Exapaq and Pickup Services in France, SEUR in Spain and DPD in most other countries where the Group is present. GeoPost combines the best European road network with its air network to serve more than 230 countries and territories around the world.
About Japan Post
Japan Post is Japan’s national postal service company, which provides country wide basic postal services of postal, banking and insurance services as well as parcel delivery services. Japan Post is also engaged in the international courier business, real estate business and merchandise sales and is establishing a strong market position as a global player in logistics.