BD myShopi and Dockx Group have signed an agreement finalising the acquisition of the activities of Dockx Select. Coming as it does after the acquisition of CityDepot, which specialises in sustainable urban logistics, BD myShopi now adds a second established player in omni-channel ‘last mile’ logistics.
Dockx Select delivers ‘oversized’ goods to consumers on behalf of retailers and producers. Consumers can choose to have their order delivered to their home, with options including delivery to a specific storey, assembly, installation and waste recycling; alternatively, they can opt to collect their item from one of Dockx Select’s 24 pick-up points.
“Following the acquisition of CityDepot at the end of last year, this is the next step in the expansion of our smart logistics activities for our clients,” explains Raf Lambrix, CEO of BD myShopi, an NPM Capital portfolio company. “Where CityDepot is a pioneer in cutting the number of logistical movements in cities, with a view to achieving maximum CO2 reduction, Dockx Select pioneers the collection of goods flows with more sustainable, grouped deliveries or central collection. The activities of both CityDepot and Dockx Select are modelled on our existing logistical network, which continues to enable us to focus on our core activity: door-to-door delivery of advertising leaflets.”
With 25 logistical units at strategic locations in Belgium, BD myShopi has the potential to roll out Dockx Select’s unique, comprehensive logistical services nationwide, and to achieve even faster growth in smart logistics. In addition to keeping on Dockx Select’s 15 employees, Commercial Director Mario De Bruyn and Operations Director Gert Van den Bossche will also be remaining on board. This continuity will maintain the high-quality service provided by both BD myShopi and Dockx Select.