International Operations

Staples is a global company with delivery and retail businesses serving customers in 25 countries.

Asia/Pacific

Staples® China is a multichannel office products supplier operating in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen/Guangzhou, while UB Staples® is our delivery business in Taiwan. Via Future Group, our joint venture partner in India, Staples Future Office serves businesses of all sizes through delivery, stores and cash–and–carry locations. With the recent acquisition of Corporate Express, Staples also now serves the office supply, technology services and furniture needs of customers in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Australia

    http://www.Staples.com.au

    Staples.com.au launched in November 2010 and serves small businesses across New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, with a plan to supply across Australia in the future. We work with our customers on the 'little things' that matter to them, allowing them to get on with running their business. With the recent acquisition of Corporate Express, Staples also now serves customers in Australia. Headquartered in Sydney, the company provides businesses of all sizes throughout the country with IT solutions, print services, promotional marketing, business furniture, facilities supplies, catering and kitchen supplies and office essentials.

  • China

    http://www.Staples.cn

    Staples® China began as a joint venture with OA 365 and is now a multichannel office products supplier operating in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen/Guangzhou. It serves small businesses through 27 office product stores, two Staples UPS Express stores, an e–commerce site and two large furniture showrooms. The company also serves multinational business, large domestic companies and various Chinese government departments through its contract business.

    In 2007, Staples expanded its presence in China through a joint venture with Peipei, the largest office products retailer in the Jiangsu province. Founded in 1998, Peipei's 10 stores serve consumers, businesses and government agencies throughout the Yangtze Delta region.

  • India

    Staples has a franchise arrangement in India with Staples Future, a leading provider of office products to businesses in India. The Staples Advantage platform provides an ability for businesses in India to consolidate their office products spend centrally and be fulfilled on a pan-India basis. With a robust e-procurement platform, Staples Future satisfies more than 1000 large enterprise businesses’ office supplies, printing, technology and promotional products requirements typically on a next business day basis across all major cities in India. For more information, please visit www.stapleslink.in and www.staplesfuture.com. Staples Future, through its subsidiary Office Shop currently operates 6 stores in Bangalore and Mumbai. 

  • New Zealand

    http://www.cenz.co.nz/

    With the recent acquisition of Corporate Express, Staples also now serves customers in New Zealand. Headquartered in Auckland, the company provides businesses of all sizes throughout the country with IT solutions, print services, promotional marketing, business furniture, facilities supplies, catering and kitchen supplies and office essentials.

  • Taiwan

    In June 2006, Staples entered the Taiwanese market through a joint venture with UB Express, a leading office products delivery business in Taiwan and a subsidiary of UB Office Systems. The business is called UB Staples®. For more information, please visit www.staples.com.tw.

European Contract

Staples Advantage, Staples' contract business, serves businesses located in 14 European countries, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Staples Advantage offers its customers a wide variety of office products, computer supplies, furniture, document and print management and facilities supplies.

  • Austria

    http://www.staplesadvantage.at

    Headquartered in Wels, Staples Advantage provides businesses of all sizes throughout Austria with IT solutions, print services, promotional marketing, business furniture, facilities supplies, catering and kitchen supplies and office essentials.

  • Belgium

    http://www.staplesadvantage.be

    Headquartered in Wemmel, Staples Advantage provides businesses of all sizes throughout Belgium with IT solutions, print services, promotional marketing, business furniture, facilities supplies, catering and kitchen supplies and office essentials.

  • Denmark

    http://www.staplesadvantage.dk

    Headquartered in Copenhagen, Staples Advantage provides businesses of all sizes throughout Denmark with IT solutions, print services, promotional marketing, business furniture, facilities supplies, catering and kitchen supplies and office essentials.

  • http://www.staplesadvantage.fi

    Headquarters in Helsinki, Staples Advantage serves businesses of all sizes across the nation with IT solutions, print services, promotional marketing, business furniture, facilities supplies, catering and kitchen supplies and office essentials.

  • France

    http://www.staplesadvantage.fr

    Headquartered in Bondoufle Cedex, Staples Advantage provides businesses of all sizes throughout France with IT solutions, print services, promotional marketing, business furniture, facilities supplies, catering and kitchen supplies and office essentials.

  • Germany

    http://www.staplesadvantage.de

    Headquartered in Stuttgart, Staples Advantage provides businesses of all sizes throughout Germany with IT solutions, print services, promotional marketing, business furniture, facilities supplies, catering and kitchen supplies and office essentials.

  • Ireland

    http://www.staplesadvantage.ie

    Headquartered in Dublin, Staples Advantage provides businesses of all sizes throughout Ireland with IT solutions, print services, promotional marketing, business furniture, facilities supplies, catering and kitchen supplies and office essentials.

  • Italy

    http://www.staplesadvantage.it

    Headquartered in Cusago, Staples Advantage provides businesses of all sizes throughout Italy with IT solutions, print services, promotional marketing, business furniture, facilities supplies, catering and kitchen supplies and office essentials.

  • Luxembourg

    http://www.staplesadvantage.lu

    Headquartered in Luxembourg, Staples Advantage provides businesses of all sizes throughout Luxembourg with IT solutions, print services, promotional marketing, business furniture, facilities supplies, catering and kitchen supplies and office essentials.

  • Netherlands

    http://www.staplesadvantage.nl

    Headquartered in Almere, Staples Advantage provides businesses of all sizes throughout the Netherlands with IT solutions, print services, promotional marketing, business furniture, facilities supplies, catering and kitchen supplies and office essentials.

  • Norway

    http://www.corporateexpress.no

    Headquartered in Oslo, Staples Advantage provides businesses of all sizes throughout Norway with IT solutions, print services, promotional marketing, business furniture, facilities supplies, catering and kitchen supplies and office essentials.

  • Poland

    http://www.staplesadvantage.pl

    Headquartered in Gdynia, Staples Advantage provides businesses of all sizes throughout Poland with IT solutions, print services, promotional marketing, business furniture, facilities supplies, catering and kitchen supplies and office essentials.

  • Spain

    http://www.staplesadvantage.es

    Headquartered in Madrid, Staples Advantage provides businesses of all sizes throughout Spain with IT solutions, print services, promotional marketing, business furniture, facilities supplies, catering and kitchen supplies and office essentials.

  • Sweden

    http://www.staplesadvantage.se

    Headquartered in Boras, Staples Advantage provides businesses of all sizes throughout Sweden with IT solutions, print services, promotional marketing, business furniture, facilities supplies, catering and kitchen supplies and office essentials.

  • United Kingdom

    http://www.staplesadvantage.co.uk

    Headquartered in Birmingham, Staples Advantage provides businesses of all sizes throughout the United Kingdom with IT solutions, print services, promotional marketing, business furniture, facilities supplies, catering and kitchen supplies and office essentials.

European Retail

Staples maintains a strong European presence with 326 retail stores in five countries: Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom. Our retail business is based in Brussels, Belgium.

  • Belgium - Office Centre

    http://www.officecentre.be

    Office Centre® is a cash–and–carry membership warehouse that offers office products, business machines and technology. The company was co founded in 1989 by Theo van Brandenburg and acquired by Staples in 1999. Today, Theo continues as Managing Director and is also President of Staples European Retail. There are six Office Centre stores in Belgium.

  • Germany - Staples

    Staples operates 57 Staples® stores in Germany and two Office Centre stores in Germany. We entered the country in 1992 with an investment in MAXI Papier, an office superstore chain founded in 1989. Staples acquired the business in total in 1996. We converted all stores in Germany to the Staples name in 1998. In 1999, we increased our store count in Germany with the acquisition of the Sigma Burowelt chain of office superstores.

  • Netherlands - Office Centre

    http://www.officecentre.nl

    Office Centre® in the Netherlands is a cash–and–carry membership warehouse that offers office supplies, business machines and technology. There are 47 warehouses serving business customers throughout the Netherlands.

  • Portugal - Staples Office Centre

    http://www.staples.pt

    Staples Office Centre® operates 35 stores throughout Portugal that offer office supplies, business machines and technology as well as copy & print center services. The company also operates as a delivery business selling office products through catalogs and its e–commerce site.

  • United Kingdom - Staples

    There are 136 Staples® stores in the United Kingdom that offer our customers office supplies, furniture, business machines, technology and copy & print services. Staples entered the British market in 1992 through a partnership with Kingfisher, Plc., opening our first four stores in 1993. In 1996, we acquired Kingfisher's interest in the business. In 2004, we significantly increased our store count with the acquisition of Office World, a British office products retailer.

European Catalog

Almost 3 million European businesses and consumers turn to our European Catalogue business for their office products needs. Staples operates 10 different catalogues and Web sites serving 13 European countries, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

  • Denmark - Malling Beck

    http://www.mb.dk

    Malling Beck® was founded in 1960 as both a distributor of office furniture and supplies, and a textbook publisher. The publishing side of the business was sold in 2004, the same year Staples acquired the company. Based in Albertslund west of Copenhagen, Malling Beck is a leading direct marketer of office supplies in Denmark.

  • France - Bernard

    http://www.bernard.fr, http://www.bernard.be

    Bernard® started as a hardware store. The company published its first mail order catalog in 1969 and evolved into France's leading seller of office safety and maintenance solutions and hygiene and cleaning products. The company serves customers in France, Belgium and Luxembourg. Based in Tourcoing in northern France on the Belgian border, Bernard was acquired by Staples in 2002.

  • France - JPG

    http://www.jpg.fr, http://www.jpg.be

    JPG® is France’s number one office products mail–order company, and also serves customers in Belgium and Luxembourg. The company was founded in 1976 by Jean–Paul Guisset as a family business. JPG's first catalog was eight pages and featured 25 office furniture products. The company is based in Survilliers, north of Paris, and was acquired by Staples in 2002.

  • http://www.staples.de

    Staples® delivers office supplies, business machines, furniture, technology and more to customers in Germany through catalog and e–commerce sales. The business is an outgrowth of our German retail operation and is based in Brussels, Belgium.

  • Italy - MondOffice

    http://www.mondoffice.com

    MondOffice® is the first and largest business–to–business mail–order company in Italy. It was founded in 1986 as a distributor of office furniture. MondOffice was acquired by Staples in 2002 and is based in Castelletto Cervo, west of Milan.

  • Spain - Kalamazoo

    http://www.kalamazoo.es

    Kalamazoo® is the oldest name in our company, dating back to 1904. Originally a British printing company, it changed its name to Kalamazoo after acquiring the rights to market a revolutionary new document organization system invented in Kalamazoo, Michigan – the loose–leaf binder. In 1972 the company established an office in Spain, which was sold in 1993 to an IT distributor. Expanding its product offering throughout the 90s, Kalamazoo is today one of Spain's leading direct marketers of office supplies. Based in Madrid, the company was acquired by Staples in 2002.

  • Sweden - Quill Kontorslagret

    http://www.quill.se

    Kontorslagret® means "office warehouse" in Swedish and is Sweden’s first direct marketer dedicated to office supplies. The company was founded by two friends in the IT business. Based in Norrköping, southwest of Stockholm, the company was acquired by Staples in 2004.

  • United Kingdom - Staples

    http://www.staples.co.uk

    Staples UK delivery grew out of the company’s UK retail business which was founded in 1992. Delivery operations expanded in part with the 2002 acquisition of Neat Ideas, a direct marketer of office supplies. The business is headquartered in Doncaster, northeast of Sheffield, England.

South America

Staples entered the South American market in 2004 with the acquisition of Officenet, an office products delivery business, with operations in Argentina and Brazil that makes buying office products easy and offers its customers more than 10,000 different products ranging from basic office products to business machines to cafeteria supplies. Today, Staples is the largest business–to–business e–commerce company in South America.
  • Argentina

    http://www.staples.com.ar

    Officenet® was founded in 1997 in Argentina, South America's second largest country. The company is headquartered in Buenos Aries and has been a part of Staples since 2004, serving small and medium–sized businesses through its retail stores in Buenos Aires and e–commerce sites. Larger–sized businesses are served through Staples Argentina’s contract business.


  • Brazil - Staples

    http://www.staples.com.br

    Officenet® expanded into Brazil, South America's largest market, in 2000. Staples Brazil's contract, retail, catalog and e–commerce operations are based in Sao Paulo.  


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