25 July 2006 – Deerfield (IL): US-based Originals, which specialises in the development, manufacturing, marketing, sales and distribution of unique consumer products has announced an exclusive partnership with UK-based manufacturer Rapesco. Under the terms of the deal, Originals will offer the full range of Rapesco office products in North America, which includes SKUs in the stapling, punching, cutting, desktop organisation and document management categories.
Rapesco, which celebrates its 50th birthday next year, currently serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company is "an ideal partner for us," commented Original’s President, Michael Montalbano. "Blending Rapesco’s innovative products and strong global brand with our industry knowledge and experience yields a winning combination for retailers and consumers," he added.