United Stationers Changes Name to Essendant
| 29 May, 2015
United Stationers will officially bring together several of its primary operating companies under the name "Essendant|" on June 1, 2015.
"By uniting our brands as Essendant, we provide the exceptional products and services that enable our partners to succeed, while also increasing the convenience and efficiency for our customers," says Bob Aiken, interim president and chief executive officer.
United Stationers Supply Co., Azerty, LagasseSweet and ORS Nasco will come together under the Essendant brand starting in June, while MEDCO will follow shortly thereafter.
United Stationers says that the unified brands all boast a history of exceptional supply-chain management and delivery capabilities, offering next-day delivery to more than 90 percent of the U.S. and providing more than 160,000 stocked products. "All of these companies are leaders in their industries. And now, together, we have a stronger solution with access to more products, more capabilities and more support," says Aiken.
"Essendant goes beyond essentials to deliver what our resellers need," said Diane Hund, vice president of marketing for Essendant. "We are no longer just a wholesaler. In addition to a broader portfolio of products, Essendant also provides digital content and capabilities, product and category expertise and marketing support."