Profile: ACCO Brands Corp (ACCO.K)
23 Sep 2016
ACCO Brands Corporation, incorporated on October 26, 1970, is a manufacturer and marketer of office, school and calendar products, and select computer and electronic accessories. The Company sells its products to consumers and commercial end users primarily through resellers, including traditional office supply resellers, wholesalers and retailers, including online retailers. The Company operates through three segments: ACCO Brands North America, ACCO Brands International and Computer Products Group. The Company sells its products primarily to markets located in the United States, Northern Europe, Brazil, Canada, Australia and Mexico.
ACCO Brands North America and ACCO Brands International
ACCO Brands North America and ACCO Brands International manufacture, source and sell traditional office products, school supplies and calendar products. ACCO Brands North America includes the United States and Canada, and ACCO Brands International includes the rest of the world, primarily Northern Europe, Brazil, Australia and Mexico.
The Company's office, school and calendar product lines use name brands, such as AT-A-GLANCE, Day-Timer, Five Star, GBC, Hilroy, Marbig, Mead, NOBO, Quartet, Rexel, Swingline, Tilibra, Wilson Jones and others. The majority of its office products, such as stapling, binding and laminating equipment and related consumable supplies, shredders and whiteboards are used by businesses. The Company also supplies some of its products directly to large commercial and industrial end users and provides business machine maintenance and certain repair services. It also supplies private label products within the office products sector. The Company's school products include notebooks, folders, decorative calendars and stationery products. It distributes its school products primarily through mass merchandisers, and other retailers, such as grocery, drug and office superstores, as well as online retailers. It also supplies private label products within the school products sector. Its calendar products are sold throughout all channels where it sell office or school products, as well as directly to consumers both online and through direct mail. The Company also sells to commercial contract dealers, wholesalers, distributors and independent dealers who primarily serve business end users. It also sells calendar and computer products directly to consumers.
Computer Products Group
The Company's Computer Products Group designs, sources, distributes, markets and sells accessories for laptop and desktop computers and tablets. These accessories primarily include security products, input devices, such as presenters, mice and trackballs, ergonomic aids, such as foot and wrist rests, docking stations, and other personal computer (PC) and tablet accessories. The Company sells these products under the Kensington, Microsaver and ClickSafe brand names. Its computer products are manufactured by third-party suppliers, principally in Asia, and are distributed from its regional facilities. Its computer products are sold primarily to consumer electronics retailers, information technology value-added resellers, original equipment manufacturers and office products retailers, as well as directly to consumers online.
The Company competes with 3M, Blue Sky, Carolina Pad, CCL Industries, Dominion Blueline, Esselte, Fellowes, Franklin Covey, Hamelin, House of Doolittle, Newell Rubbermaid, RR Donnelley, Smead, Spiral Binding, Belkin, Fellowes, Logitech, Targus and Zagg.
ACCO Brands Corp
4 Corporate Dr
LAKE ZURICH IL 60047-8924