United dealers form splinter group

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4 May 2005 – Warwickshire (UK): opi.net has learnt that seven major United dealers have resigned from the dealer group to form a merged entity that has taken the tag name of ‘Challenge Consortium’.

The new splinter group plans to combine resources for purchasing and general catalogue production, said the source. But it will take on no official staff members and will have no bearing on the strategies of the individual dealers.

Further details are expected to be announced next week.

United Office Products was formed last October from the dealer groups that made up Momenta – Officeteam, OfficeSmart and OSTAline.