Friday, 3 July, 2020

Special feature: The future of work

No one knows exactly what the future holds, but we can have a good guess. In part one of two articles, this white paper thinks about robots, mobile working and having a telepresence.This paper was...

Counterfeit seizures down at Paperworld

German customs officials (‘Zoll’) seized fewer suspected counterfeit items at this year’s Paperworld trade show in Frankfurt.The number of booths where articles were seized was 31 this year, significantly down from 41 last year and...

Vendor focus: Paper from Portugal

Many observers believe that over the last few decades the paper industry has really pushed its game in terms of protecting the environment. The truth is that when it comes to paper production, paper manufacturers have...

Spicers turning up the heat

UK and European suppliers disgruntled as wholesalers review 2012 pricing.The former DS Smith-owned wholesaler Spicers may now be two separate companies, but there was an uncanny resemblance to their purchasing strategies at the start of...

News Analysis: Vendor consolidation continues apace

2014 was barely a week old and we had seen two major OP players enter agreements to sell off manufacturing operations, first with ADVEO in Europe, followed closely by Esselte in North America. OPI takes...

Sponsored Article: Colop

Since it was founded over 30 years ago, Colop has always been committed to product innovations in the field of modern marking equipment, with a particular focus on stamps.One of the company’s core differentiating...

Sponsored Article: Double A

Thailand-based paper manufacturer Double A raised a few eyebrows with last year’s acquisition of the Alizay paper mill in France, bucking a trend that has seen most paper makers slashing production capacity. OPI speaks...

Report: Swimming With Piranha

    In early 2014, Martin Wilde Associates (MWA) and OPI published The State Of The OP Industry 2013-14, a report based on a survey of the views and expectations of 51...

Sponsored Article: Boise Paper

Office paper remains a strategic category for many independent resellers despite the well-documented structural declines in the paper segment. Whether it’s Boise’s own branded products or private label solutions, the US paper firm is...

Tesa | Sponsored Article

What does Germany’s strongest man have in common with office products you may ask? The one-word response is marketing. The slightly longer answer has to do with innovation and how that innovation can penetrate...

Elisman seeing green shoots

OPI spoke exclusively with ACCO CEO Boris Elisman following the company’s second quarter results at the end of July. It was a quarter of contrasting fortunes for ACCO’s three reporting divisions – North America, International...

Category Analysis: Getting Creative

While ‘green’ and antimicrobial products continue to offer room for innovation as well as meeting an established customer demand it is creative design that is adding a renewed sparkle to the stamping and marking category.Indeed...

HSM meets up in Mexico

Shredder manufacturer HSM held its seventh global partner conference in the Mexican city of Guadalajara at the end of April. The event – which was hosted by HSM’s Mexican partner Ciasa – was attended by...

Pilot opens DC in France

Pilot officially opened its new European distribution centre on 9 April. The writing instruments manufacturer has upgraded its main facility in Allonzier-la-Caille just outside Annecy in the east of France “at a cost of several...

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