Office products and solutions company Waltons has signed an alliance agreement with Staples Europe, a division of the world’s largest office products company, to become Staples EU’s strategic partner in supplying products and services to their global clients based in South Africa.
The agreement will allow mutual sharing of best practices and allow Bidvest Waltons to offer an enhanced array of innovative and quality products.
Dave Jenkins, Bidvest Waltons’ divisional MD, says: “All successful businesses need to have a long-term vision as they engineer their growth trajectory. We too are starting to structure the business in line with our long-term vision of what Bidvest Waltons should look like 10 years into the future. We actively enter into partnerships with suitable suppliers in order to offer our clients the best solutions. Ultimately, it’s these partnerships that help us live up to our business purpose of breeding success.”
Since Waltons’ inception in 1949, it has had a strong presence in Southern Africa. “Bidvest Waltons will continue to deliver a diverse range of quality offerings at the right price, and service our customers’ needs for office, home, school and study,” Jenkins says. “This new partnership will further establish our commitment to delivering on our promises, providing the best solutions with focus, speed and efficiency.”
Products are available through Staples stores or Staples.com for small businesses, and through Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division which serves larger organizations of 20 or more employees up to the Fortune 1000.