Office Depot entrusts Early Contract extension to Spring Global Mail

Office Depot entrusts Early Contract extension to Spring Global Mail

Amsterdam, 22nd of July 2010 – Office Depot, one of the world’s largest suppliers of office products, has once again chosen Spring Global Mail as its sole supplier for European mail distribution. The multi-year agreement , worth millions per year, will see Spring managing the distribution of catalogues each year across eleven European countries.

Office Depot and Spring have been working closely together since 2006, with Spring initially distributing mail to only 5 destinations. In 2007, 5 additional countries. A combination of proactive account management, reliable service and reduced costs were key components in Office Depot making the decision to continue working with Spring.

“Improving the efficiency of suppliers across the supply chain is a key part of Office Depot’s strategy.”, says René Crins, Non-Trade Procurement Director for Office Depot. “Spring have real expertise in the field of international mail and they apply their market knowledge to find the optimal postal distribution solutions in each of the European markets in which Office Depot operates. This, combined with the meticulous way Spring manages our mailing plans across the supply chain, has resulted in the extension of our current contract with Spring as our sole supplier in this critical area.”

Iain McLure, Chief Executive Officer of Spring Global Mail commented, “I am delighted that Office Depot have renewed this strategically important contract. Our team works in close cooperation with in Office Depot on a daily basis, creating a partnership that ensures their demanding objectives are met. This success reflects our creativity in developing mailing solutions to meet the needs of large scale, multi-country mailers, for whom mail distribution is a non-core but essential part of their business model. They require solutions tailored to fit their business rather than off-the-shelf products, and Spring’s ability to provide such a solution is one of the key reasons why Office Depot have entrusted us with this key aspect of their business.”

About Office Depot
Office Depot Inc. is one of the world’s leading supplier of office products and services, generating annual revenues of over USD15 billion and employing 52,000 people worldwide. Operating under the brand names Office Depot, Viking Office Products and Viking Direct, the multinational corporation is a leader in every distribution channel - from retail stores and contract delivery to catalogues and e-commerce. In Europe, it currently operates in 14 countries and is planning to expand into several others.

About Spring Global Mail
Spring Global Mail (G3 Worldwide Mail NV) is a joint venture company between two leading postal organisations – TNT of the Netherlands and Royal Mail of the United Kingdom. Headquartered in Amsterdam and with more than 600 employees worldwide, Spring Global Mail provides creative, reliable and cost effective solutions for all types of businesses sending international mail.