Biella acquires office equipment supply business from Carpentier
Brügg/Biel/Bienne, 15 April 2014 – Biella-Neher Holding Ltd. (Biella Group), Europe's largest manufacturer of folders and ring binders, acquired the office equipment supply business of Carpentier Ltd. on 15 April 2014. Following on from the takeover of the Falken Group and more recently the private label folder business of Hamelin, with this move Biella has effected yet another important step forward.
With effect from 15 April 2014, Biella-Neher Holding Ltd. has, via its subsidiary company Biella Switzerland Ltd., purchased the office equipment supply business of Carpentier Ltd., Regensdorf (CH) in its entirety. Against a background of a market that is becoming more and more consolidated overall, with this move Biella will further bolster up its standard and individual office products area of business in Switzerland, as well as its production facilities in Brügg. Simultaneously, the parent company of Carpentier Ltd., the German company IBA Hartmann GmbH & Co. KG, has taken the decision to halt the business activities of Carpentier Ltd. in these sectors with effect from 30 June 2014. The changeover should be effected in the coming weeks in close consultation between both companies and their customers. The "Bag" product range and rights to the trade names will remain with IBA Hartmann.
The Biella Group is one of the most important and most efficient European suppliers of office equipment. The Group has production sites in Germany, Switzerland, Poland, the United Kingdom and Romania, as well as logistics centres in Brügg/Biel, Wiener Neustadt, Cottbus and Enkhuizen (NL), not to mention its Europe-wide sales and marketing network.
The Biella Group as a whole employs approximately 910 people.Biella-Neher Holding Ltd is quoted on the Berne stock market BX Berne eXchange (symbol: BLLN, security: 151948S, ISIN: CH0001519484).In case of any questions or requests please contact:
Biella-Neher Holding Ltd
Erlenstrasse 44, P.O. Box
CH-2555 Brügg, Switzerland
Group Management Secretariat
Tel.: +41 32 366 3 404 or 251
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