Dubai’s Aramex acquires Oz courier service
Aramex, the Dubai-based logistics and transportation solutions provider, has announced its acquisition of Mail Call Couriers, a courier service in metropolitan express deliveries in Australia.
February 1, 2015
Aramex, the Dubai-based logistics and transportation solutions provider, has announced its acquisition of Mail Call Couriers, a courier service in metropolitan express deliveries in Australia. Aramex said the new acquisition, part of the company’s “aggressive expansion strategy” in global growth markets, strengthens its Asia-Pacific business proposition and provides Aramex with important, technology-driven delivery capabilities in Australia.
Mail Call Couriers was founded in 1982 and in the last few years has launched innovative e-commerce solutions in the Australian logistics market, with its WantItNow delivery solution. The solution incorporates countdown technology and three-hour and evening e-commerce delivery offerings. Australian consumers are purchasing an increasing number of goods and products from overseas through e-commerce, with a recent study showing that only 53 per cent of online consumers buy domestically from Australian retailers. The Australian e-commerce market grew from A$30 billion (US$28.2 billion) in 2011 to over $37 billion in 2013, with Australian consumers increasingly sourcing goods and products from the Asia Pacific region. Australia is now the fourth largest e-commerce market in the Asia-Pacific region, providing significant opportunities, Aramex said.