Kores now present in Switzerland

Exclusive agreement with Ecomedia agreed

Dusseldorf, 1st July 2011

Kores Germany has concluded an agreement with the Swiss firm Ecomedia AG for the exclusive distribution of Kores products in Switzerland, which starts on 1st July. 

As a distributor of office consumables with a turnover of 250 million Swiss Francs and 120 employees, Ecomedia is the market leader in Switzerland. The consortium also consists of Oridis AG (Oftrigen, Switzerland), which was taken over in 2004, and Data Storage Advisors (Cham, Switzerland), which joined the group in 2007.

The distribution company was founded 25 years ago by the current President of the Board, Peter Bühler, and his associates. Today, Ecomedia offers specialised traders the widest range of products in the Swiss market, with over 7500 items.

“The cooperation with Ecomedia represents another important step for the Kores brand in Europe. Switzerland and Liechtenstein are attractive markets for us”, says Kores Germany CEO Edgar Otto.

The agreement completes what was once planned in 1995 between the then international Kores Nordic Holding A/S, Kores Nordic Germany and Ecomedia AG. Ecomedia planned to take a 50% stake in a newly founded corporation, as well as the exclusive distribution rights for the Kores brand in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. But this plan was never actively put in place because Kores Holding A/S had in the meantime offered the group to Turbon AG.

“There are many good reasons for our group to establish an exclusive distribution agreement with Kores in Switzerland and Liechtenstein for the office and printer consumables sector” explains Peter Bühler. “In order for Ecomedia to expand we have to strengthen our involvement in the office sector. That’s why we see a strong brand with tradition as a future problem solver. Kores offers an internationally orientated partner with a high-quality wide range in the office and printer consumables sector.

 

Adriano Collesano, Office Products Manager at Ecomedia.

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