Profile: ACCO Brands Corp (ACCO.K)
27 May 2015
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 resellers, wholesalers, retailers and e-tailers. It designs, develops, manufactures and markets a variety of traditional and computer-related office products, school supplies and paper-based calendar products. The Company sells its products primarily to markets located in the United States, Northern Europe, Canada, Australia, Brazil and Mexico. ACCO Brands is organized into three business segments: ACCO Brands North America, ACCO Brands International and Computer Products Group.
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 covers the rest of the world, principally Europe, Latin America, Australia, and Asia-Pacific. 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 many others. Products and brands are not confined to one channel or product category and are sold based on end-user preference in each geographic location. The majority office products, such as stapling, binding and laminating equipment and related consumable supplies, shredders and whiteboards, are used by businesses. Most of these end-users purchase their products from Company’s customers, which include commercial contract stationers, mass merchandisers, retail superstores, wholesalers, resellers, e-tailers, club stores and dealers. 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. Its school products include notebooks, folders, decorative calendars, and stationery products. It distributes its school products primarily through traditional and online retail, mass merchandisers, grocery, drug and office superstore channels. The Company 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 direct to consumers.
Computer Products Group
The Company’s Computer Products Group segment designs, sources, distributes, markets and sells accessories for laptop and desktop computers and tablets and smartphones. These accessories primarily include security products, tablet covers and keypads, smartphone accessories, power adapters, input devices such as mice, laptop computer carrying cases, hubs, docking stations and ergonomic devices. The Company sells these products mostly under the Kensington, Microsaver and ClickSafe brand names, with the majority of its revenue coming from the United States and Western Europe. Its computer products are manufactured by third-party suppliers, principally in Asia, and are distributed from the Company’s regional facilities. Its computer products are sold primarily to consumer electronics retailers, information technology value-added resellers, original equipment manufacturers and office products retailers.
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