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AMS Fulfillment acquires EchoData Group

Combined company will offer bi-coastal fulfillment capabilities

January 28, 2020

BOSTON – AMS Fulfillment Holdings, LLC has acquired EchoData Group, a provider of omnichannel fulfillment services to B2C and B2B customers in the consumer products, educational products, marketing materials and subscription box verticals.

Founded in 1991, Echo serves its customers from its facilities in New Holland, Pennsylvania, and New Castle, Delaware. The combined company will offer customers premium, bi-coastal fulfillment capabilities, offering same day delivery to the major East and West Coast population centres and two day delivery to approximately ninety percent of the United States.

“We are thrilled to welcome the entire EchoData team, their extraordinary skill sets and complementary client base to our platform,” Jay Catlin, CEO of AMS, commented.

“Over the past 18 months, we’ve enjoyed the opportunity to work with the Echo team in a 4PL partnership and believe our organizations share similar cultures as well as a relentless focus on delivering best-in-class customer service. It is rare to be able to provide proof of concept before closing a transaction, but our teams have been working together seamlessly, providing bicoastal services to five of our customers since 2018. We believe many of our additional AMS and Echo customers will benefit from our new, formalized bicoastal capabilities.”

Chris Nocella, president of Echo Data, noted, “This is an incredibly exciting time for Echo and our expanding team. We envision the combination fueling a new level of organic growth for the entire enterprise through enhanced capabilities, resources, capital and geographic expansion.”

AMS Fulfillment Holdings, LLC is a full-service outsourced logistics provider offering order management, warehouse and inventory management, kit assembly, reverse logistics and other value-added, complex fulfillment services to fast growing consumer products companies primarily in the beauty/cosmetics, apparel, footwear and accessories sectors. Headquartered in Valencia, California, AMS is a certified B Corporation.