Arvato Partners with Parrot Inc.
Pleasant Prairie/Guetersloh – Arvato SCM Solutions has partnered with Parrot Inc. and is now managing the company’s logistics and fulfillment services in North America out of its Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin facility. Arvato offers multiple solutions for Parrot Inc., US subsidiary of the leading European drone group: Main services provided will be distribution of drones to B2B and B2C customers in the USA and Canada as well as all warehousing, pick processes and returns management.
“It is Arvato’s declared goal to steadily expand the activities in North America and strengthen them with strategically important customers. That’s why I'm glad that Parrot Inc. has chosen to partner with Arvato. We consider that to be a great privilege,” says Andreas Barth, President Hightech & Entertainment at Arvato SCM Solutions.
Founded in France in 1994, Parrot has extended its activities over the years to more than 100 countries worldwide. Today, Parrot is the world’s number two of the consumer drone market. In addition to consumer drones, Parrot also offers business solutions including drones, software and services focusing on agriculture, 3D mapping, surveying, inspection and public safety. “North America is a key market for us as we continue to grow our consumer and professional drones’ offerings. Access to Arvato's extensive network enhances our logistics and fulfillment, making the distribution of our products even more efficient to better meet our customers expectations,” says Michael Luke, General Manager of the Americas at Parrot Inc. USA.
The logistics solutions that Arvato will provide for Parrot Inc. at the approximately 540,000 square feet multi-brand distribution center in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin cover the entire warehousing, picking, packaging and transportation management for drone distribution, including all accessories and parts. “Additionally, the logistical services for Parrot Inc. encompass returns management as well as other value-added services such as the re-flashing of drones, repackaging or display building,” says Leon Walcott, Director Business Development Hightech & Entertainment at Arvato SCM Solutions.
He is convinced that the partnership between Arvato and Parrot Inc. will continue to develop well: “Our aim is to provide the highest quality services to our clients. And it’s also Parrot Inc. and their customers who benefit from that.”
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provider in the field of supply chain management and e-commerce. Partners come together with industry specialists in the fields of Automotive, Banks, Insurances, Consumer Products, Healthcare, Hightech, Entertainment, Publishing and Telecommunication. More than 14,000 employees work together to provide practical and relevant solutions and services worldwide. Using the latest digital technology, Arvato develops, operates and optimizes complex global supply chains and e-commerce platforms, as the strategic growth partner for its customers. Arvato SCM combines the know-how of its employees with the right technology and appropriate business processes to measurably increase the productivity and performance of its partners.
Arvato SCM Solutions is part of Arvato, a leading international service provider. Approximately 70.000 Arvato employees in more than 40 countries design and produce innovative solutions for business customers from all over the world, covering a wide range of business processes along integrated service chains. These include financial, CRM, SCM and IT solutions, as well as digital marketing services. Arvato is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bertelsmann.
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Founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux, Parrot is today the leading European group in the fast-growing industry of drones. Visionary, at the forefront of innovation, Parrot is a real ‘End to End’ drone group from hardware and software to services.
Parrot, the world's number two in the consumer drone market, designs drones known for their high performance and ease of use.
Parrot is also offering business solutions, covering drones, software and services mainly focusing on 3 major verticals: (i) Agriculture, (ii) 3D Mapping, Surveying and Inspection and (iii) Public safety.
The Parrot Group designs and engineers its products in Europe, mainly in France and Switzerland. It currently employs 600 people worldwide and makes the majority of its sales outside of France. Parrot, headquartered in Paris, has been listed since 2006 on Euronext Paris (FR0004038263 - PARRO). For more information: www.parrot.com.
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