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MBE's story

MBE currently has more than 2500 store locations on four continents and 40 countries around the world. We’ve come a long, long way in the more than thirty years since the company was originally founded…

A brief history of MBE


MBE Italy expanded to 300 MBE Centers and presence in 80% of Italian provinces thereby becoming the largest and most successful international MBE Master Licensee.

MBE Italy expands to Spain, Germany and Austria.

MBE is acquired by MBE Worldwide, Granziano Fiorelli’s now wholly owned subsidiary. All of MBE’s global operations, including trademarks, business format and all Master Franchisee contracts are now part of MBE Worldwide.

The MBE franchise system is also acquired by MBE Worldwide and the expansion of the network increases yet again.

Total stores now exceed 1370 worldwide. Turnover of the entire network reaches €330 million.

MBE now consists of a network of over 1600 locations on four different continents. Services like graphic design, office products, eCommerce shipping and more continue to be added to the portfolio.

MBE acquires AlphaGraphics Inc and the PostNet International Franchise. The company now operates more than 2500 Centers in more than 40 countries.

Why Choose Us



That’s right, we’re locally owned
and close by, meaning you get
your job fast



Our in-house services including
print and couriers mean we
turnaround jobs fast.



Our reputation is paramount
and we take great pride in our workmanship.
Nothing leaves our centres without passing stringent quality checks.



MBE has been around since the
1980’s. You can trust our well
known, international brand.

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Mail Boxes Etc. was founded in San Diego, Calfornia in 1980. Today MBE has more than 2500 individual store locations and a network which spans 40 countries and four continents.You can learn a little about the major milestones in the history of MBE on our story page.

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