Buhrmann acquires Spanish OP company


10 January 2006 Madrid (SPN): Buhrmann, parent company of Corporate Express, has acquired Ofiexpress, a Madrid-based group of OP distributors.

Ofiexpress, which employs 90 people, boasted sales of €13 million ($15.7 million) in 2005, a 20 per cent increase from 2004.


Peter Ventress, president of Buhrmann’s European OP division, said: "This acquisition will give us full access to the Spanish office products market and presents an excellent opportunity to strengthen our service offering to international customers on a pan-European scale. The fragmented nature of the Spanish market for office products offers us good potential for growth."