Albert Zwart - NEW ENTRY 2024

Albert Zwart - NEW ENTRY 2024
Staples Benelux
Managing Director

Albert Zwart was named Managing Director of Staples Benelux in November 2023, shortly after the company was acquired by Dutch ink and toner reseller 123inkt.

In addition to his role at Staples, Zwart is Managing Director of 123ink’s managed print services unit 123zakelijk. This subsidiary is now based at the Staples office and distribution centre in Almere.

123inkt bought Staples Benelux for around €2 million ($2.2 million). This followed Staples Netherlands being declared bankrupt in October 2023 – just two years after it was acquired by private equity firm Standard Investment.

For more details on Staples Benelux, click on the following links:


New MD at Staples Benelux as transaction details revealed

123inkt acquires Staples Netherlands

Staples Netherlands enters bankruptcy


More details of Staples Benelux Office Centre investment

Previous entries

2022: In the summer of 2021, Staples Benelux was the last entity to be sold off as part of the Staples Solutions divestment programme when it was acquired by Standard Investment. By then, George Steur had already been in place as Managing Director for more than a year, having joined the wholesaler from books retailer Bruna.

Company initiatives implemented by Steur have included enhancing digital solutions, an online WorkMonitor tool to help customers better understand the needs of hybrid and remote employees, and developing a 3PL logistics solution.