For Immediate Release
EchoData Group is Acquired by AMS Fulfillment to Provide Bi-Coastal Solutions
New Holland, PA January 22, 2020 – EchoData Group (Echo), a leading fulfillment services provider in the Mid-Atlantic region, announced today that it has been acquired by AMS Fulfillment (AMS) of Valencia CA. AMS is a leading provider of omnichannel fulfillment services to fast growing B2C and B2B clients in the consumer products vertical with an emphasis on beauty/cosmetics, flat pack apparel and footwear. The combined company will offer interested clients premium, bi-coastal fulfillment capabilities, offering same day delivery to the major East and West Coast population centers and two-day delivery to approximately 90% of the United States.
Steve Roberts, retired Chairman and majority owner of Echo, remarked, “I am pleased to entrust our family’s legacy to a partner of AMS’ caliber. Since July 2018, we have worked closely with the AMS team and have been favorably impressed with their work ethic, integrity and shared commitment to customer service. My family and I would like to thank all of our employees and customers for the decades of hard work and partnership.”
Jay Catlin, Chief Executive Officer of AMS, commented, “We are thrilled to officially welcome the EchoData team, and their extraordinary skill sets and complementary client base to our platform. Over the past 18 months, we’ve enjoyed the opportunity to work with 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 shared customers since 2018. We believe many of our additional AMS and Echo customers will benefit from our new, formalized bicoastal capabilities.”
Chris Nocella, CEO of EchoData, 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.” Nocella will remain as the President of AMS – East and AMS expects to retain the Echo employees who have been instrumental in building Echo’s reputation for quality service.
About AMS Fulfillment Holdings, LLC
AMS Fulfillment Holdings, LLC is a full service outsourced logistics provider offering order management, warehouse and inventory management, 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. The Company offers omnichannel fulfillment services with a specialization in e-commerce fulfillment and endeavors to act as its customers’ “operational arm.” Headquartered in Valencia, California, AMS is a certified B Corporation as a result of its deep commitment to workforce development and community involvement.
About EchoData Group
EchoData Group is a full service fulfillment company, helping businesses manage their mission critical supply chain operations with lower cost and greater efficiency. Since 1983, EchoData has been the fulfillment and supply chain logistics partner for clients across a wide range of industries and markets. For more information call 1-800-511-3870 or visit www.echodata.com.