Staples Europe Sells-Off All Global Accounts & Businesses to PBS Holding. On February 19, Staples Solutions sold the GAT (Global Accounts) business to PBS Holding. PBS Holding sees the takeover as an opportunity to further expand the direct customer business.
The entire global accounts team from Staples Solutions, led by Ian Kirton, will move to PBS Holding with the sale, as will a number of key account managers on site, according to the press release published by PBS Holding on its website Has. Staples Solutions refers to its strategy to localize the business, that is, to move the support functions from the headquarters to the countries. In line with this strategy, it was decided last year to sell the last remaining centralized business at Staples Solutions, the GAT or International Contract Business.
The PBS Holding is strategically best positioned to meet the needs of these international customers, it said. PBS Holding is one of the leading office supplies distributors and resellers in Central and Eastern Europe. Local sales and logistics teams in eight countries serve more than 200,000 customers. More than 1,400 employees generate an annual turnover of 330 million euros in 2020. PBS is multi-channel capable, which means it plays a leading role in wholesale and direct sales in the respective countries. https://www.pbs-business.de/news/handel/25-02-2021-staples-verkauft-global-accounts-business-an-pbs-holding/