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Anima Selects ModusLink to Manage E-Commerce and Fulfillment Services for its Kronaby Watch Brand
ModusLink’s E-Commerce and Logistics Expertise Helps Connected Smartwatch Start-Up Achieve a Seamless Product Roll-Out
WALTHAM, Mass. — April 20, 2017 — ModusLink Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Steel Connect Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK), a global, omni-channel technology and fulfillment provider, announced today that Anima Connected, a Swedish technology company specializing in smart, purposefully designed, connected products, has chosen ModusLink to provide fulfillment and e-commerce related services for its Kronaby smartwatch brand.
Kronaby is a contemporary connected watch brand that combines world leading engineering with state-of-the-art Scandinavian design and Swiss watchmaking tradition to create a new generation of watches. The first Kronaby collection consists of four classic models: Apex, Sekel, Nord and Carat.
“Getting the product right is our most important task,” said Pål Borge CEO of Anima. “It’s critical that we keep our attention on product development and exceeding customer expectations. That’s why a partner like ModusLink is so critical – they make it easy for us to focus on what matters the most for our business.”
ModusLink is responsible for a wide range of global B2C and B2B fulfillment and e-commerce activities, including kitting, assembly, procurement, payments, financial management services and contact center as the Kronaby smartwatch brand launches to prominence in early 2017. Fulfillment activities are handled at ModusLink’s facility in Venray, Netherlands, while e-commerce initiatives centered on transaction management are based at ModusLink’s Apeldoorn, Netherlands facility. As a next phase, ModusLink will support B2C fulfillment in the USA.
“Here at ModusLink, we’re energized by the challenge of helping a start-up succeed with its initial product launch,” added Hans Veenendaal, Chief Commercial Officer at ModusLink. “In addition to having Kronaby’s logistics and e-commerce procedures run smoothly from the start, our expertise and reach will help the company scale and continue to deliver for customers, no matter how quickly interest in the product grows.”
Anima is a Swedish technology company specializing in smart, purposefully designed, connected products. The company is located in Malmö, Sweden and employs a team of 70 people. Anima is backed by the Chinese company Goertek Inc, listed in the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
About Steel Connect
ModusLink Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Steel Connect Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK), is a global, omni-channel technology and fulfillment provider that gives clients real-time visibility into their end-to-end supply and demand chain operations, with expertise and facilities worldwide to manage forward and reverse logistics. The company’s operations are supported by more than 20 sites across North America, Europe and the Asia/Pacific region. For more information, please visit www.moduslink.com and http://www.moduslink.com/blog/, the blog for supply chain professionals.
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