On Tuesday this week, a group of senior executives from all channels in the business supplies industry came together – virtually for the first time ever – for this year’s European Office Products Awards (EOPA) judges meeting.
Now in their 20th year, the EOPA are firmly established as the ultimate accolade for business products companies operating in Europe. Sadly, in this milestone year, the judging couldn’t physically meet in a European location somewhere. Regrettably also, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the decision was taken to curtail the number of categories to a considerably smaller number in an effort to highlight the products, companies and individuals that have excelled over the past, difficult year.
Those points aside, the discussions among the judges were as lively as ever, with categories, nominations and entries fiercely debated and passionately judged.
Product of the Year
- 3M – Scotch Flex & Seal Shipping Roll
- ACCO Brands – Leitz TruSens Z-3000
Avery – Avery Protect Antimicrobial Film Labels
- Exacompta Clairefontaine – Clean’Safe Range
- Renz – AIR2COLOR
Reseller of the Year
- Bureau Vallée
- Printus/OTTO Office
Wholesaler of the Year
- PBS Holding
Vendor of the Year
- ACCO Brands EMEA
- Fellowes Brands
Professional of the Year & Industry Achievement
No shortlist – winners to be announced
For more on the shortlisted products and companies, look out for more information on opi.net where the winners will also be announced before the end of March. And don’t miss a full review of the EOPA and all the winners in the March/April issue of OPI.