Inside Logistics

Done deals: June 1, 2021

Contracts, mergers, acquisitions and big deals in the supply chain sector this week


June 1, 2021
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Cymbiotika

Cymbiotika , a nutritional supplement brand has opened a new fulfillment centre in Toronto. The facility is Cymbiotika’s first in Canada. It will hold the full range of Cymbiotika products and will enable 24-48 hour delivery across the country.

E2open & BluJay Solutions

E2open Parent Holdings, Inc., which provides supply chain management software, will acquire BluJay Solutions, a logistics execution platform. The stock and cash transaction is valued at approximately US$1.7 billion. BluJay operates a trade network of over 50,000 participants serving over 5,700 global customers. E2open says the combined company will have annual revenue of $500 million.

MIR & Guardian

After a successful pilot project, Guardian Industries (a subsidiary of Koch Industries) will deploy cobots from Mobile Industrial Robots (MIR) across its manufacturing facilities worldwide for in-process goods transportation. Guardian manufactures glass products for architectural, residential, interior, transportation and technical applications; and chrome-plated and painted plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries.

Seegrid

Autonomous mobile robot (AMR) manufacturer Seegrid Corporation is forming an in-house research group. The Blue Labs team comprises world-class automation experts, many with Ph.D. level expertise in robotics and computer vision systems. They will be developing new technologies for material handling in the manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics sectors.

Heinemann Americas & Bolloré Logistics

Heinemann Americas, the Florida-based subsidiary of international duty-free company Gebr. Heinemann, has chosen Bolloré Logistics to manage its state-side warehouse. Since Heinemann Americas opened its Miami office nearly seven years ago, it has become a major player in the U.S. cruise market. Bolloré will help it meet the logistics needs of new and expanding contracts with some of the world’s largest cruise lines including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, MSC, and Princess.

Under Armour & CEVA

CEVA Logistics has begun operating omni-channel distribution of Under Armour’s sports apparel products in the U.K. Up to 200 employees now operate from CEVA Logistics’s dedicated 75,000-square-foot distribution centre in Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire. The location of the DC reduces lead time from 10 working days to 2-3 working days for wholesale customers.