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    Tonnex gets preferred supplier deal with Office National
    Victoria-based consumables distributor looks to build a bigger national footprint
    consumables distributor, Tonnex International, has become a national
    preferred wholesale partner for corporate supplies reseller, Office
    National.Tonnex International director, George Solomon, said it had
    been dealing with select Office National members for some time, mainly
    on the eastern seaboard, but did not previously have a relationship
    with its head office.

    The new arrangement came into effect on
    September 1 and was expected to add $15m-$24m in annual revenue,
    Solomon said.“We have a strong relationship with Brother, which helped
    us get into Office National as they are a big reseller of Brother
    products,” he said. “It also gives their members more exposure to more
    vendors.”Office National CEO, Andrew Boath, said Tonnex offered its
    members a great range of programs including rebates and rewards schemes
    as well as access to key vendors such as HP. While the office supplies
    group will mostly source consumables from Tonnex, he said there would
    also an opportunity to access IT hardware further down the track. The
    distributor is also providing marketing support.

    “Tonnex now has
    a national capability, which has improved service and logistics
    capabilities,” Boath said. “With 170 members, logistics and service
    levels are important to us as we don’t have central warehouses
    ourselves.”In other news, Tonnex has brought on former Epson sales
    manager, Dean McGrath, as its national sales and operations manager.
    Solomon said the “critical” role had been created to help drive its
    national strategy.

    The distributor has also recently relocated
    its Victorian office to the Melbourne suburb of Tottenham. The new
    warehouse measures 1500sqm, making it nearly five times larger than its
    former location, Solomon said.“We had outgrown our old premises – this
    [new facility] now gives us a platform to build on for the next three
    or four years,” he said. “In the long term we hope to build our own
    state-of-the-art distribution centre.”