Somers invests in Zibbra
Peter Somers, the CEO-owner of SprintPack NV and SprintPack Logistics, has invsted in Zibbra, a Belgian IT company specialised in building webshops and automating business processes. SprintPack said that the investment will strengthen its ‘one-stop-shop’ e-commerce service offering.
Zibbra has been involved in web hosting and internet applications for more than a decade. Over the past three years, it developed a platform based on technologies such as scalable Cloud infrastructure over Multi-site datacentres.
The Zibbra platform was launched in early 2015, offering a “webshop” solution to independent entrepreneurs as well as medium and large enterprises.
Aside from the webshop application, the Zibbra platform also provides modular ERP, HR, CRM, CMS, BI e-commerce solutions integrated in a single Cloud environment. The platform is primarily designed according to the API-model, which permits easy plug and play to the core of the system.
The Zibbra platform has already been integrated with the WMS (Warehouse Management System) of SprintPack Logistics and the TMS (Transport Management System) of SprintPack, which means that customers only have to contract with one company for the webshop, storage, pick & pack and worldwide distribution.
Zibbra will continue to be led by founder-CEO Erik Proost and Peter Somers will support the growth and development of Zibbra as member of the Board.
Launched by Somers in September 2015, SprintPack has offices in Belgium and China. Somers is a former member of the Executive Committee of bpost and headed bpost Parcels & International.
In November 2015, Somers announced the acquisition of Plus Logistics NV, a Belgian fulfilment company with 7.500m2 logistics capacity in Sint-Niklaas. This company has been renamed SprintPack Logistics as from 1st January 2016.
Commenting on the Zibbra investment, Somers said: “I am convinced that the present know-how, quality and experience of Zibbra in eCommerce IT Solutions provides an additional means to the service proposition of SprintPack to provide web shops an excellent and wide array of logistics solutions.
“For e-commerce start-ups, retailers, e-tailers and FMCG-companies we can truly provide state-of-the-art fulfilment solutions combined with our unique one-label parcel distribution solution to the entire world.
“The recently won contract in the FMCG industry proves that next to the pure players and retailers now also FMCG players will integrate eCommerce into their sales channels, an important development.”