UPS acquires Belgian e-commerce provider

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UPS on Wednesday, Feb. 15, announced it had acquired Kiala, a firm based in Brussels that provides convenient delivery options to busy consumers purchasing goods over the Internet. UPS say the acquisition, terms of which were not disclosed, will broaden its service portfolio for business-to-consumer deliveries.

Kiala was launched in 2001 as a private firm and currently operates in five countries: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Spain. It has developed a platform that enables e-commerce retailers to offer their shoppers the option of having goods delivered to a convenient retail location.