February 14, 2018 Press reports

Arvato welcomes NATIVE UNION as new customer

Guetersloh – Arvato SCM Solutions in Asia adds NATIVE UNION as a new customer. NATIVE UNION is an internationally acclaimed Hong Kong and Los Angeles based tech accessories company that was founded in 2009. Arvato SCM Solutions’ business unit Hightech & Entertainment is now handling NATIVE UNION’s global logistics services.

As part of its services for NATIVE UNION, Arvato provides global warehousing and distribution from its logistics center in Hong Kong, supplying the brand’s products to retailers and distributors across Europe, USA and Asia. In doing so, Arvato offers both domestic and international freight management solutions to NATIVE UNION. In addition to this, Arvato also provides value added services including labelling and bundling, and is responsible for the brands e-commerce fulfillment.

“We were looking for an international supply chain partner that would give us a true competitive edge, supporting us on our continuous growth path,” says Farouk Merzougui, Chief Operating Officer at NATIVE UNION. “In Arvato, we have found this partner. They are as passionate about our goals as we are.”

Finding solutions for the ever increasing need for flexibility and agility in the supply chain is crucial. The speedy ramp up showcases Arvato’s ability to develop and implement tailored strategies for its clients in a global marketplace. „Worldwide, the demand for NATIVE UNION’s products is booming. Our Hong Kong SCM team led by Andreas Podwojewski has successfully implemented the business in the shortest amount of time possible to meet this raising demand”, says Raoul Kuetemeier, Head of Asia at Arvato SCM Solutions.

In total, more than 500,000 units were shipped in the first three months of the collaboration. One of NATIVE UNION’s popular products is the multi-USB charger and cable management system ECLIPSE CHARGER that came on the back of a very successful kickstarter campaign, where Arvato shipped almost 10,000 orders of the new product to customers all around the world. Overall, Arvato SCM Solutions covers 48 countries from its Hong Kong site.

“NATIVE UNION is a client with a lot of potential in its field, fulfilling the consumer’s increasing demands for high quality, design-led products,” says Kuetemeier. “We have been happy about our partnership and collaboration since day one and we are very excited about developing and expanding business with NATIVE UNION – in Hong Kong and beyond.”


About Arvato SCM Solutions

Arvato SCM Solutions is an innovative and international leading service 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.

For more information, please visit scm.arvato.com.




NATIVE UNION is an award-winning product design company bringing a unique and sophisticated perspective to the booming mobile accessories market. 

Founded in 2009 by John Brunner and Igor Duc, NATIVE UNION creates tech accessories with inherent warmth, personality and individuality, through its dedication to sophisticated design, innovative materials and an obsession with details.  

NATIVE UNION’s in-house design team focuses on 3 main pillars: enhanced user experience, innovation through design and a dedication to using the highest quality materials.   

Garnering considerable critical acclaim from the design community, NATIVE UNION has offices in Los Angeles and Hong Kong with product available in the finest retailers across the world.   

For more information, please visit nativeunion.com

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