Our acquisition of the UK and Ireland contract arm of Office Depot is now complete and we’re pleased to announce that it has been fully integrated into OT Group.
With all larger contract Office Depot UK & Ireland customers now onboarded onto our systems, the business officially started trading as part of our group as of 27th September 2021.
This will enable OfficeTeam — and other OT Group brands including OT Wholesale, Spicers Ireland and Zen Office — to provide an enhanced service to our customers thanks to the influx of fresh expertise and infrastructure from Office Depot UK & Ireland.
We marked the milestone occasion by an official launch at our new flagship HQ, based in Ashton, Manchester, which will now act as one single hub, rich with industry leading technologies.
The move also means that we’ll be able to provide a higher quality service that is more competitive and efficient for our customers – as well as expanding our national reach and responsiveness.
Andrew Jones, CEO of OT Group, commented: “We’re so pleased to welcome both our new customers and colleagues, and I’d like to thank everyone involved for their hard work to get us to this stage – the unification of two organisations is never easy but it has been managed with minimal disruption to operations.
“It also serves to showcase the rapid growth the group is undertaking – and evidences where we’re innovating within our industry and leading within the market, while still providing the stability and reliability that our customers require during these turbulent times.
“This is an important milestone for the OT Group, as we work towards realising our vision of putting the customer experience at the centre of everything we do, and our mission of delivering everything a business needs to operate efficiently and effectively.”
The integration will also serve the wider group strategy, including the rollout of our new services and solutions to all customers — more to come on that soon!