MBE Worldwide Acquires the Multicopy Brand from Franchise Services, Inc.
Leading communications company in the Netherlands will round out MBE’s global footprint.
Franchise Services, Inc. announces the sale of its Multicopy brand to MBE Worldwide (“MBE”). MBE, headquartered in Milan, Italy, is a leading third-party provider of shipping, fulfillment, print and marketing solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses and consumers via a network of independently owned and operated franchised locations that include Mail Boxes Etc., AlphaGraphics, PostNet, Spedingo.com, Print Speak and Pack & Send brands.
Richard Lowe, president and COO of Franchise Services, Inc. stated, “With their years of experience, particularly in the European market, MBE is well equipped to lead and support the Multicopy network. Their experience in the graphics communications and franchise industries assures us they will be good stewards of the Multicopy brand and help it retain its position as the leading communications company in the Netherlands.”
Franchise Services, Inc., has a 50-year history of serving the small- to medium-sized business market through its family of brands that include Sir Speedy, PIP Printing, Signal Graphics and TeamLogic IT. The company acquired the Multicopy brand in 1996. At that time, Multicopy was the largest network of business printing centers in Europe and included locations in the Netherlands, France, Austria and Poland. Multicopy’s first franchise location opened in Amsterdam, Holland in 1972.
“For 25 years, Multicopy The Communications Company has been a part of our family of brands. From the corporate team to the franchise owners, we have greatly enjoyed our relationship and will miss working with them. In fact, many of our Sir Speedy and PIP franchisees will miss their presence at our annual events,” said Don Lowe, CEO of Franchise Services, Inc. “Managing Director, Annette Dales has achieved much in her 30 years with the company and I am confident in her ability to lead the company in the future.”
“Multicopy 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,” said Paolo Fiorelli, Chairman and CEO MBE. “We are excited to welcome Multicopy to the MBE family and to work together to provide high‐value solutions to our business and consumer customers in the print and marketing arena.”
About Franchise Services
Franchise Services, Inc., (FSI) is a franchise management company that owns the franchise brands, Sir Speedy, PIP Marketing Signs Print, Signal Graphics and TeamLogic IT. The company has a 50+ year history managing award-winning brands that support the small- to medium-sized business market. For additional information, visit: www.franserv.com, www.sirspeedy.com, www.pip.com, www.signalgraphics.com, www.teamlogicit.com.
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About MBE Worldwide
MBE Worldwide S.p.A. (“MBE”), a privately-owned company based in Milan – Italy, is a third-party provider of shipping, fulfillment, print and marketing solutions to small and medium enterprises and retail consumers via a network of mainly independently owned and operated locations. MBE Service Centers facilitate the activities of entrepreneurs, people and businesses through an easy-to-access distribution network and customized services and products delivered with a distinguished and unique level of customer service. MBE presently operates under multiple brands: Mail Boxes Etc., AlphaGraphics, PostNet, Spedingo.com, Print Speak, Pack & Send and Multicopy, and its global network counts currently more than 2,800 locations in 53 countries, with 11,000+ associates and FY2020 system-wide sales of €879 Million (US$1004 Million).
For additional information please visit MBE Worldwide Group websites at www.mbecorporate.com – www.mbeglobal.com – www.postnet.com – www.alphagraphics.com – www.spedingo.com/en – www.printspeak.com – www.packsend.com.au – www.multicopy.nl – www.mbe.it – www.mbe.es – www.mbe.de – www.mbefrance.fr – www.mbe.pl – www.mbe.pt –
Viale Lunigiana, 35/37 – 20125 Milano, Italy
Tel. + 39 02 67 625 1