ACCO UK has announced that, as of 2nd October 2017, it has begun to integrate its business operations with those of Esselte UK in order to supply the UK and Irish market as one organisation.
The ability for customers to purchase both suites of products from one source will looks to enhance ACCO Brands’ position in the European office products market. Distribution of products will now be fulfilled from ACCO UK’s warehouse, based in Halesowen, and supported by its newly consolidated sales, marketing and customer services teams operating out of ACCO Brands’ UK headquarters in Aylesbury.
ACCO UK will continue to serve its UK and Irish trade partners with a portfolio of branded office products and provide the market with solutions to enhance productivity and efficiency in the workplace. The addition of Esselte UK brands, including LeitzÒ, RapidÒ and EsselteÒ will deliver an increased number of growth opportunities to ACCO Brands’ channel partners in the UK and Ireland.
Mark Wilkinson, Regional Vice President, UK and Ireland, ACCO Brands EMEA said, “I’m pleased that the integration of Esselte UK into ACCO UK has started. This is an exciting step forward for ACCO UK, extending its outstanding brand and product portfolio. On behalf of the company, I’m delighted to welcome Esselte’s talented employees and expertise to the ACCO Brands family.
“We’re proud to be the supplier of choice for office products resellers in the UK and Ireland. These changes further illustrate our dedication to supporting our channel partners to grow their margins and strengthen relationships with customers, by providing them with market leading and ground-breaking workplace solutions.”
As a manufacturer and marketer of office products, Esselte first put its mark on the office products industry in 1913. As a proud member of the ACCO Brands family, Esselte brands will remain dedicated to their heritage as innovators in organisation. Esselte brands will now also benefit from ACCO UK’s excellent supply chain and industry leading marketing expertise.