Paper Mate extends product line

20 December 2005 – Chicago (IL): Sanford has announced it will be extending its Paper Mate brand to include paper shredders, laminators and electric and battery-powered sharpeners.
 
In a statement,  the world’s largest manufacturer of writing instruments said that World Office Products will sell and market the new range in the US and Canada from March 2006.
 
Sanford president Rory Leyden added: "This new venture is a significant step in our strategy to extend our strategic brands beyond the categories they do business in today."
 
Paper Mate said it selected World Office Products for the license because of its ability to "sell and market high-quality, value-orientated office products".