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Mercateo opens Swiss subsidiary

Online procurement platform Mercateo opened a fully-fledged subsidiary in Switzerland earlier this year. The Germany-based company confirmed that it had…

PEG increases stake in Offix

As planned, Swiss office products dealer group and wholesaler PEG has gained a majority share in Offix Holding. PEG has…

Biella progresses with restructuring

Following its AGM on Tuesday, Switzerland-based manufacturer Biella updated investors on the progress of its restructuring programme.Widespread market over-capacity forced…

New CEO for Offix Group

Swiss OP supplier Offix Group has appointed a new CEO.Martin Kelterborn is set to take the helm on 1 September…

Logitech raises 2019 targets

EOS and accessories vendor Logitech has raised its outlook for 2019 as focuses on sustained growth.It forecast FY2019 sales improvement…

Christa Furter leaves Office World/iba

Christa Furter will be stepping down from her CEO role at Switzerland-based reseller iba and multichannel operator Office World at…

Office World/iba sold

Swiss reseller iba and multichannel operator Office World – also known as OfficeWorld iba Group (OWiba) – have been sold…

Positive H1 for Inapa

European paper merchant Inapa has reported a solid set of H1 results with sales and earnings both growing.The Portugal-based group…

Schoch Vögtli co-owner transfers shares

Schoch Vögtli co-owner Andy Vögtli has handed over his shares in the company to partner Thomas Schoch.The transfer of shares…

Biella losses narrow

European office products manufacturer Biella revealed its H1 losses have improved.For the six months ended 30 June, sales fell almost…

Amazon patents parachute | Exertis partners with Fellowes | Office Depot closes Swiss units

A round-up of this week’s office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere.Amazon has patented…

Big Interview: Running like clockwork

It’s been ten years since OPI’s Heike Dieckmann interviewed Peter Basci, then CEO of Swiss reseller iba. When Basci sold…

Stable year for Lyreco Switzerland

Lyreco Switzerland has reported flat year-on-year sales in 2016 despite severe pricing pressures. The global business supplies reseller’s Swiss subsidiary…

iba to increase distribution capacity

Swiss B2B office supplier iba has begun work on a major expansion of its headquarters and distribution centre in Bolligen.Costing…

Insight: Ackermann reveals details of Ecomedia acquisition

OPI spoke to PEG Managing Director Claude Ackermann on the eve of the creation of a CHF300 million ($318 million)…

PEG shareholders approve Ecomedia deal

The shareholders of Swiss office supplies cooperative PEG have approved the acquisition of EOS wholesaler Ecomedia.PEG’s shareholders approved the deal…

Swiss OP giants to merge

Switzerland-based buying group and wholesale organisation PEG and consumables distributor Ecomedia are to join forces.Together, the two companies said they…

Swiss furniture sales fall in 2014

Office equipment sales in Switzerland declined 4.4% in 2014 according to The Swiss Office Equipment Association.Total sales for the year…

Dealer Spotlight | PEG

First off, PEG is not a dealer – it’s a buying group, a wholesaler, a contract stationer, a retailer, even a…

Biella reports tough start to 2013

European OP manufacturer Biella says economic and structural challenges have impacted its first quarter performance.In a trading update following its…

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Veritiv closes jan/san business

North American paper, packaging and facility solutions group Veritiv is shutting down its Saalfeld jan/san and foodservice distribution business. Vertiv…