ACCO Brands has been named 2019 Vendor of the Year at the 18th European Office Products Awards (EOPAs). The recognition comes on the back of other awards won by ACCO Brands in 2018: Vendor of the year with Office Depot Europe and Supplier of the year with VOW.
The ‘Vendor of the Year’ award takes into account benchmarks including, sales performance and market share gains; innovative, high-quality products and service-driven solutions; efforts to diversify product or service offering; supply chain performance; ability to provide rich data and content and, finally, brand strength.
ACCO Brands aims to achieve sales growth through a focus on a reliable supply chain, commitment to innovation and new product development, and a strong portfolio of brands.
The judging panel commented that, “all eyes have been on ACCO Brands over the past 18 months or so when it faced the task of integrating two businesses in Europe – Esselte and ACCO Brands.”
ACCO is “highly regarded across a vast product portfolio” and has done “a remarkable job combining the two entities while at the same time instilling a positive, new culture among the workforce and with channel partners.”
Mark Wilkinson, Regional Vice President, UK & Ireland, ACCO Brands EMEA added, “we really are proud to receive the ‘Vendor of the Year Award’ – an independent endorsement of our hard work and our commitment to our customers. In a changing business landscape, driving investment in innovation, true partnership, being the supplier of choice, and the one partner that customers can rely on are all critical to the future growth of both ACCO Brands and our business partners.”