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Going Dutch

 With the proposed acquisition of Ahrend Office Products (AOP), for an undisclosed sum, Lyreco will be able to significantly boost its performance in Germany and the Netherlands and increase its grip on Europe. The...

Filling the void

The loss of founder member Ahrend Office Products has left the European Office Supplies Alliance (EOSA) short of representation in two major European countries. Nevertheless, new EOSA chairman Ray Peck insists the void will...

Filling the void

When Lyreco struck a deal to buy Ahrend Office Products (AOP) last month, the European Office Supplies Alliance took a nasty clip in the process. As a result of the deal, Ahrend, one of...

Lyreco tightens European grip with Ahrend deal

Lyreco CEO Eric Bigeard talks exclusively to OPI+ about his move to purchase Ahrend Office Products, how the deal will affect his long-term plans, and the ripples that will be felt in the European...

Peck named EOSA chairman

25 October 2005 - Nieuwegein (NL): The European Office Supplies Alliance (EOSA) has appointed Ray Peck as chairman, following Oswald Van Even's resignation due to the acquisition of Ahrend Office Products by Lyreco.

Bjorn Maarud

 OPI: Good morning Bjorn. I know you've just come back from holiday so I will ease you into things. For those unfamiliar with your company, C Tybring-Gjedde (CTG), can you give me a bit...

EOSA sales reaching €1 billion

9 June 2005 - Nieuwegein (NL): The European Office Supplies Alliance (EOSA) has released sales figures that show combined sales grew by over €85 million in 2004 to €885 million. The growth rate excluding...

Eric Gagnebien

 Former IBM salesman Eric Gagnebien now finds himself at the centre of the French independent dealer community with his own dealership and president roles at Intropa and consortium G3+. Eric takes time out to...

EOSA signs Rapid and Imation

9 February 2005 - Amsterdam (NL): The European Office Supplies Alliance (EOSA) has chosen Isaberg Rapid and Imation as preferred suppliers, it has announced. The manufacturers, who will become main suppliers in the categories...

EOSA swells eastwards

The European Office Supplies Alliance (EOSA) is building on its pan-European vision by expanding its international network of independent partners eastwards into the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. The new EOSA partners are Czech...

EOSA swells eastwards

26 November 2004 - Amsterdam (NL): The European Office Supplies Alliance (EOSA) is building on its pan-European vision by expanding its international network of independent partners eastwards into the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland....

Hooijmaijers to leave Ahrend

15 November 2004 - Amsterdam (NL): opi.net has been informed that Ahrend Office Products manager of logistics and procurement Rene Hooijmaijers is to leave the company. Hooijmaijers, who is also head of procurement for...

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