World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

ACCO Brands

ACCO Brands Corporation
Public (NYSE: ACCO)
Industry Manufacturer
Founded 2005 (Merger with ACCO World and General Binding Corporation)
Headquarters Lake Zurich, IL, USA
Area served
North America
Europe
Australia
South America
Key people

Robert Keller
(Chairman)

Boris Elisman
(President) & (CEO)

Neal Fenwick
(Executive Vice President) & (CFO)
Products Office products
Revenue

$ 1.8 billion (FY 2013)

[1]
$ 115.2 million (FY 2011)[1]
$ 56.7 million (FY 2011)[1]
Total assets $ 1.1 billion (FY 2011)[1]
Total equity $ -61 million (FY 2011)[1]
Number of employees
3,800 (December 2011)[1]
Website ACCObrands.com

ACCO Brands Corporation is a manufacturer of office products. It was created by the merger of ACCO World from Fortune Brands with General Binding Corporation (GBC).

Contents

  • History 1
  • Notable brands 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

In 1903, Fred J. Kline founded the Clipper Manufacturing Company (a maker of paper clips) in Long Island, New York.

In 1910, the company became the American Clip Company, and first used the name "ACCO" as an initialism, which became the company's formal name in 1922.

After many acquisitions, ACCO went public in 1983, and was acquired in 1987 by American Brands (later Fortune Brands).

In 1990, ACCO acquired Hetzel in Germany,[2] a company selling stationery products.[3]

In 1992, ACCO UK was created from the integration of ACCO Europe and Rexel Ltd. ACCO UK is the UK's largest manufacturer of office products.

In 2005, ACCO was spun off from Fortune Brands and through the merger with the General Binding Corporation, ACCO Brands was formed.[4]

In 2012, ACCO Brands completed a $860 million deal to combine with MeadWestvaco’s Consumer and Office Products business.[5] The transaction added brands like Mead, Five Star, Trapper Keeper, AT-A-GLANCE, Cambridge, Day Runner, Hilroy, Tilibra and Grafons to ACCO Brands' product line.[6]

ACCO Brands is also the owner of REXEL Brand which sells Shredders & Binding Machines. Rexel sells it products both offline in retail outlets and online via e-commerce stores worldwide. Some leading examples of online stores selling Rexel Shredders are: Amazon in the US and Altimus Office Supplies LLC in the Middle East.

Notable brands

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "ACCO Brands Corporation 2011 Annual Report, Form 10-K, Filing Date Feb 23, 2012" (PDF). secdatabase.com. Retrieved June 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ "ACCO Rexel history". 
  3. ^ "ACCO Hetzel products available online". 
  4. ^ "ACCO Brands, Form 8-K, Current Report, Filing Date Jul 21, 2005". secdatabase.com. Retrieved Dec 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ "ACCO Brands, Form 8-K, Current Report, Filing Date Jan 18, 2012". secdatabase.com. Retrieved Dec 30, 2012. 
  6. ^ "ACCO Brands, Form 10-K, Annual Report, Filing Date Feb 23, 2012". secdatabase.com. Retrieved Dec 30, 2012. 

External links

  • ACCO Brands home.
  • Official Rexel Website
  • Rexel Shredders at Altimus
  • Rexel Shredders at Amazon
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.