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BIC opens East Africa facility

BIC has inaugurated its new facility located in Nairobi, Kenya, which will serve the East African region. BIC announced its intention…

Office Depot in strategic partnership with Alibaba

Office Depot and e-commerce platform Alibaba have signed a strategic collaboration aimed at helping US small businesses. The collaboration will…

Bidvest CEO praises “outstanding” Office and Print performance

Lindsay Ralphs, CEO of South Africa-based conglomerate Bidvest, has said the group’s Office and Print division achieved outstanding results in…

Mondi paper profits up

Mondi has reported a strong 2018 for its uncoated fine paper (UFP) division, despite a fall in demand. For FY2018,…

Trump tariff increase on hold

US President Donald Trump has said the US will delay a rise in trade tariffs on China. The increase in…

Ingram Micro tackles cybersecurity

Global IT distributor Ingram Micro is to significantly expand its Cyber Security business across EMEA and Turkey. The company is…

Sequana loses appeal | Expansion for Nuance | GPC makes acquisition

The Court of Appeal in London, UK, has upheld a judgement against European paper group Sequana that related to a €135 million…

Exertis reports operating growth | Cott divests soft drinks concentrate production business | Profit...

Asia Pulp and Paper founder Eka Tjipta Widjaja has passed away at his home at the age of 98. He…

Sappi hit by weak markets

Printing and writing paper sales declined in Q1 2019 for South Africa-based paper group Sappi. For the three months ended…

Ingram Micro welcomes new director

Global IT distributor Ingram Micro has appointed a new director to head its Cloud Business in the Middle East, Turkey,…

Profit plummets at Kyocera

Printing and electronics manufacturer Kyocera has reported a hefty pre-tax loss for Q3 2019. During the quarter, sales increased 1.7%…

Phenomenal quarter for Alibaba

China-based online giant Alibaba has delivered another quarter of rapid expansion, with double-digit growth in all of its operating divisions.…

Printers turn a profit for Canon

Canon has reported a double-digit profit increase for its printer business in FY2018. While full-year sales at the company’s Office…

Tech Data appoints Asia Pacific President

US-based IT distributor Tech Data has announced its new President for the Asia Pacific division, effective immediately. Jaideep Malhotra is…

Amazon debuts autonomous delivery vehicle | BIC opens largest stationery factory in Asia |...

Amazon has debuted its new self-driving delivery device called Scout. The cooler-sized autonomous ‘vehicle’ will begin delivering packages to customers…

HP Inc appoints MD for Africa

HP Inc has announced a new Managing Director for its Africa division. Elisabeth Moreno has taken over the position from…

Konica Minolta acquisition | Paperchase creates biodegradable stationery | Staples Solutions launches charity giveaway

Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA has acquired the enterprise content management business segment from Texas-based software company ThoughtTrace. More details:…

Paperworld Middle East prepares for growth

Paperworld Middle East 2019 is gearing up for an increased presence from European companies at its annual event. The expo…

Double-digit growth for Askul

Japanese business supplies reseller Askul has posted a double-digit sales increase for H1 2019, completing its recovery from a major…

Armor increases presence in Africa

European aftermarket print consumables firm Armor has expanded its foothold on the East and West coasts of Africa. A new…

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Exacompta to acquire Biella

A major acquisition in the declining filing category has been announced in Europe as Exacompta makes a €33.5 million ($38…