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SOFEA rating system

The SOFEA rating system is pragmatic, transparent and uniform system measuring the product environmental performance of office supplies.The outcome is an A-to-E product rating, where an A stands for a highly innovative product and...

Vendor Profile: Pilot

In January 2018, it will be exactly 100 years since two Japanese entrepreneurs founded the Namiki Manufacturing Company and launched the first fountain pen fully made in Japan: the Pilot. 20 years after that...

Hot Topic: The Apprentice?

While many in the international community as well as the US looked on in shock as businessman Donald Trump became President-elect at the beginning of November, others feel it is merely indicative of a...

Bringing the industry together

It was perhaps the words of Staples CEO Ron Sargent prior to his Big Interview that most aptly summed up the value of the OPI Global Forum, the latest of which took place in...

Fellowes establishes Russia JV

9 October 2007 — Moscow (RUS): Fellowes has established a JV based in Moscow, Russia. Fellowes Russia, under the leadership of Alexander Kolesnik, will focus on increasing the distribution and growth of the Fellowes range...

Price of success

 They say that success comes at a price and certainly on a personal level there are commentators aplenty ready to question whether it's one worth paying. But what of a company that has successfully...

Collective gains

 Let's be clear about this. For independent office products dealers, no partner in the supply chain is as crucial as the wholesaler they choose to do business with. Without an effective wholesale channel and...

A rewarding night

 The European Office Products Awards 2007 took place during Paperworld Frankfurt to celebrate the cream of the European OP crop. The lavish ceremony was staged in the city's Congress Center Messe Frankfurt. At the...

EOPA 2007 winners announced

26 January 2007 — Frankfurt (GER): The winners of the European Office Products Awards 2007 were announced last night in Frankfurt. The event, held by OPI at Paperworld in conjunction with Messe Frankfurt, honoured...

Lyreco ups its African presence

Never one to miss a trend, Lyreco announced this week that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Waltons Stationery Company, the number one national distributor of office supplies in South Africa,...

Office politics

 There is a statistic that Taiwanese companies export something like 99 per cent of their entire product. Urban myth or not, it is pretty accurate. And for Chinese companies, the figure is similar too....

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