Profile: ACCO Brands Corp (ACCO.K)
14 Dec 2017
ACCO Brands Corporation, incorporated on October 26, 1970, is engaged in designing, marketing and manufacturing of branded business, academic and selected consumer products. The Company operates through three segments: ACCO Brands North America, ACCO Brands International and Computer Products Group. The Company's brands include Artline, AT-A-GLANCE, Derwent, Esselte, Five Star, GBC, Hilroy, Kensington, Leitz, Marbig, Mead, NOBO, Quartet, Rapid, Rexel, Swingline, Tilibra and Wilson Jones. 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
The Company's ACCO Brands North America and ACCO Brands International design, market, source, manufacture and sell traditional office products, academic supplies and calendar products. ACCO Brands North America consists of the United States and Canada, and ACCO Brands International consists of the rest of the world, primarily Northern Europe, Australia, Brazil and Mexico. Its business, academic and calendar product lines use name brands, such as Artline, AT-A-GLANCE, Derwent, Esselte, Five Star, GBC, Hilroy, Leitz, Marbig, Mead, NOBO, Quartet, Rapid, Rexel, Swingline, Tilibra and Wilson Jones.
The Company's office products include 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 its customers, which include traditional office supply resellers, wholesalers and other retailers, including online retailers. The Company supplies some of its products directly to commercial and industrial end users, and provides business machine maintenance and certain repair services. Additionally, the Company also supplies private label products. Its academic products include notebooks, folders, decorative calendars and stationery products. The Company distributes its academic products primarily through mass merchandisers and other retailers, such as grocery, drug and office superstores, as well as online retailers. It also distributes to independent retailers and supply some private label academic products. Its calendar products are sold through various channels where it sells business or academic products, as well as directly to consumers, both online and through direct mail.
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, Fellowes, Franklin Covey, Hamelin, House of Doolittle, LSC Communications, Newell Rubbermaid, Smead, Spiral Binding, Belkin, Fellowes, Logitech, Targus and Zagg.
ACCO Brands Corp
4 Corporate Dr
LAKE ZURICH IL 60047-8924