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ModusLink Launches E-Commerce Hub to Drive Industry Collaboration and Innovation

By Business Wire News   



WALTHAM, Mass. & APELDOORN, Netherlands

ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK), a global, omni-channel technology and fulfillment provider, today announced the grand opening of its new e-commerce solutions center, located in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. The vision is for the facility, in conjunction with its sister ModusLink facility in Venray, Netherlands, to become an e-commerce hub – attracting partners and other top e-commerce companies to come together in a spirit of collaboration with ModusLink. Together the partners will strive to innovate and improve how today’s top brands receive orders, fulfill and distribute products to their customers.

“The e-commerce industry has evolved rapidly – and it will, without doubt, continue to do so,” said Bram Barendregt, ModusLink’s Vice President & General Manager, eBusiness. “Regardless of whether your business is B2B, B2B2C or D2C, there are steadily increasing expectations that desired products be fulfilled, shipped and delivered almost instantaneously. These expectations mean that companies need to be speeding their e-commerce and supply chain processes with the most efficient and innovative solutions possible. With our new e-commerce knowledge center, ModusLink will continue to lead this charge.”

The new Apeldoorn e-commerce solutions center is almost 2,400 square feet and is located at Wapenrustlaan 11. It will house ModusLink’s expanded end-to-end e-commerce operations, which include everything clients need to get products to their customers quickly and efficiently. The company’s solutions include online store setup, online business optimization, payment management, order fulfillment, quality control, shipment, delivery, call centers and the returns process. The company is actively attracting partners and other e-commerce innovators that would like to become a part of the center.

Apeldoorn-based Factstory, a provider of search engine marketing (SEM) services to a variety of e-commerce customers, is a perfect fit for ModusLink’s collaborative strategy to promoting e-commerce innovations. “E-commerce gets stronger through collaboration,” said Pim Mulder, Owner of Factstory. “The ability to share industry knowledge, innovative approaches and best practices in a collective, collaborative space can only improve the satisfaction of the end-user customer – which is most important in this industry.”

ModusLink’s Apeldoorn e-commerce solutions center was formally opened with an event on November 12, 2015, featuring a tour of the new facility and presentations by Bram; Scott Smith, ModusLink’s Chief Commercial Officer; Mike Mortson, ModusLink’s Chief of Operations; and Alderman Mark Sandmann of the city of Apeldoorn.

“Many companies are looking to quickly and easily expand their e-commerce programs into new geographies and markets – and only by taking the most technologically advanced, yet efficient approach to doing so can they succeed,” added John Boucher, President and CEO of ModusLink. “Our global e-commerce hub will serve the dual purpose of giving our current clients everything they need to be successful – while helping to pave the way for the innovative ideas and approaches that will guide the e-commerce companies of the future.”

Earlier this year, ModusLink announced that Mondelēz International, Inc.’s hot beverage machine/coffee brand Tassimo had selected the company to manage its e-commerce operations and expansion into future European markets from its facility in Venray.

About ModusLink Global Solutions

ModusLink Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK), is a global, omni-channel technology and fulfillment provider that gives clients real-time visibility into their end-to-end supply and demand chain operations, with expertise and facilities worldwide to manage forward and reverse logistics. The company’s operations are supported by more than 25 sites across North America, Europe and the Asia/Pacific region. For more information, please visit www.moduslink.com and www.valueunchained.com, the blog for supply chain professionals.

This release contains forward-looking statements regarding ModusLink’s creation of an e-commerce hub that is expected to attract new partners and customers. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. The following important factors and uncertainties, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements: ModusLink’s success depends on its ability to execute on its business strategy and the continued and increased demand for and market acceptance of its solutions and services; there is increased competition and technological changes in the markets in which ModusLink competes; and there are certain inherent risks associated with providing services internationally. For a detailed discussion of cautionary statements that may affect ModusLink’s future results of operations and financial results, please refer to its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Forward-looking statements represent management’s current expectations and are inherently uncertain. ModusLink does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements made by the company.

ModusLink Global Solutions is a trademark of ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc.All other company names and products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

For ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc.
Jeff Drew, +1 617-986-5004
moduslink@famapr.com

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