Office Products News

Canadian dealer groups join forces

New alliance aims to “increase competitive buying conditions”.
In what they describe as a “significant development”, Canadian Workplace Solutions (CWS) and Novexco have announced an alliance “dedicated to increasing competitive buying conditions” for independent dealers across the country.
Meantime, a press release referred to both a “strategic alliance” and a “partnership” whose collective vision is to “enhance the purchasing landscape” and “offer suppliers an extended distribution network for their products”.
“We firmly believe that by combining our strengths and resources, we can promote a thriving, competitive and ethical marketplace,” stated Bukta.
Mathieu added: “The Canadian office products market is evolving at a fast pace and, in turn, we are evolving our strategic direction for the benefit of all our members.”
CWS – which is a merger of the Basics and CIS dealer groups – was officially established at the beginning of this year. Together with shareholder Guild Stationers, its members have 147 locations throughout Canada. Novexco, meanwhile, has around 100 outlets in the east of the country under its Hamster go-to-market brand.
Date Published: 
23 October 2023