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Buhrmann expands with swoop for Spanish OP distributor

Buhrmann, parent company of Corporate Express, has signed an agreement to acquire Ofiexpress, a Madrid-based group of OP distributors. Ofiexpress, which employs 90 people, boasted sales of €13 million ($15.7 million) in 2005, a...

Buhrmann reports Q4 profit rise

9 February 2006 – Amsterdam (NL): Buhrmann has posted a 17.7 per cent rise in Q4 profit.   EPS for the quarter increased to €0.23 from €0.17 in 2004. Net profit for 2005 was up 44...

Buhrmann acquires

 Buhrmann has signed an agreement to acquire Portsmouth Paper Company, a B2B distributor of packaging, janitorial and safety supplies. Portsmouth Paper employs approximately 70 people and had sales of $31 million in 2004. It...

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,...

Fresh faces

 Phew. Did you see that blur go by? That was 2005. Blink and you may have missed it. It certainly seems to be less than 12 months since I did my last plough through...

CE expands into Mexico

 Corporate Express has revealed that it has entered into a marketing agreement with Mexico City-based office products and services firm Fesa. Fesa has operations in 13 countries, comprising Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador,...

European post for Buhrmann’s Ventress

 Buhrmann has appointed Peter Ventress as president of the firm's office products Europe division, where he will report to president and CEO Frans Koffrie. Ventress joins the company following a three-year role as president...

Buhrmann creates global merchandising role

2 December 2005 – Amsterdam (NL): Buhrmann has appointed Ron Lalla to the newly created role of EVP of global merchandising, effective from 1 January 2006. In this new position, Lalla will help lead...

Buhrmann: Two more appointments

6 December 2005 – Amsterdam (NL): Following on from Buhrmann's appointment of Ron Lalla as EVP of global merchandising, OPI has learnt that the firm has named Tony Telesmanic as new VP of merchandising US,...

Buhrmann acquires Portsmouth Paper

22 November 2005 – Amsterdam (NL): Buhrmann has signed an agreement to acquire Portsmouth Paper Company, a B2B distributor of packaging, janitorial and safety supplies.   Portsmouth Paper employs approximately 70 people and had...

Buhrmann makes Ventress European president

14 November 2005 – Amsterdam (NL): Buhrmann has appointed Peter Ventress as president of the firm's office products Europe division, where he will report to president and CEO Frans Koffrie.   Ventress joins the company following...

Buhrmann posts buoyant Q3

 10 November 2005 – Amsterdam (NL): Strong sales growth in the US has boosted Buhrmann's Q3 performance. The company beat expectations, posting a 22 per cent rise in operating profit to €61.8 million ($72.5 million). Analysts...

Majenburg to leave Buhrmann

 Buhrmann has announced that Ruud Majenburg, head of its Office Products Europe division, will retire from his post on 1 January. Frans Koffrie, CEO at Buhrmann, will take over Majenburg's responsibilities until a suitable...

Majenburg to leave Buhrmann

22 September 2005 – Amsterdam (NL): Buhrmann has announced that Ruud Majenburg, head of Office Products Europe Division, will retire from his post on 1 January.   Frans Koffrie, CEO at Buhrmann, will take...

CE North America boosts Buhrmann

 Buhrmann has posted a 6 per cent increase in Q2 organic sales of global office products, driven by sales growth of 7 per cent at Corporate Express (CE) North America, 5 per cent at...

CE North America boosts Buhrmann

4 August 2005 – Amsterdam (NL): Buhrmann has posted a 6 per cent increase in Q2 organic sales of global office products, driven by sales growth of 7 per cent at Corporate...

Buhrmann recognised for excellence

 22 July 2005 – Amsterdam (NL): Buhrmann has been recognised for excellence in corporate and financial reporting. The company's 2004 annual report has been ranked as the number three report from the Netherlands and one...

Strong and steady at Buhrmann

Buhrmann has posted a Q1 net profit of 120.2 million ($26 million), up 15.4 per cent from 117.5 million a year ago. With the exceptional charge of 185 million related to an outstanding shares...

Steady growth at Buhrmann

3 May 2005 - Amsterdam (NL): Buhrmann has posted a Q1 net profit of €20.2 million ($26 million), up 15.4 per cent from €17.5 million a year ago. With the exceptional charge of €85...

Dieter Taffel

One of the most recognisable and charismatic figures in the German OP market, Dieter Taffel is at the spearhead of a major new wholesale venture in Germany. The man who has led top wholesaler...

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