Skip to main content

Get Business Rewards with every order! Get 1 Point for every $10 Spent Find out more in the Rewards section*


Esselte is a manufacturer and marketer of office Supplies and business supplies with subsidiaries in 25 countries and sales in over 120 countries. Esselte makes files, binders, folders, covers, staplers, letter trays and computer accessories under the Esselte, Leitz, Oxford, Pendaflex, Rapid and Xyron brands and products including hole puncher, stapler, laminating pouches, A3 laminator, heavy duty stapler, paper punch, A4 laminator. Customers range from wholesalers and direct marketers to office superstores and mass retailers.

Founded in 1913 in Stockholm, Sweden, Esselte is today owned by American office supplies manufacturer ACCO Brands.

Founded in 1913, when 13 Swedish printing and graphic businesses joined forces to create the company Sveriges Litografiska Tryckerier—abbreviated SLT—in 1970, the company renamed itself Esselte, reflecting the pronunciation of the abbreviation. In 2002, the Boston, MA based US private equity investment firm J.W. Childs & Associates purchased Esselte for approximately $560 million in a transaction originated and introduced by Jonathan Slater of Sequel Management, a Boston-based transaction sponsor. At the time of the Esselte acquisition by J.W. Childs, the company was dual listed on the Stockholm and London Stock Exchanges and had revenues in excess of $1 billion.

Acquisitions

In 1978, Esselte acquired the DYMO Corporation which grew to revenues of approximately $225 million by 2005 when it was sold to Newell Rubbermaid for approximately $730 million (more than 1.3x the price J.W. Childs paid for Esselte itself back in 2002).In 1998, the company acquired Leitz, a leading German manufacturer of office stationery.In 2010, Esselte acquired Isaberg Rapid, a leading stapling company based in Sweden, and Ampad, a leading North American manufacturer of office products and stationery Supplies.

We stock all Esselte products including  A4 laminating pouches, 3 hole punch, single hole punch, A3 laminating pouches,4 hole punch, paper hole punch, binder hole punch and distribute Australia world wide