“Bringing Seal and GBC together creates an unmatched platform for meeting the needs of our print finishing solutions customers.”
Acco Brands – the Lake Zurich, Illinois-based company whose brands include GBC and other various office and consumer products – has announced that Seal has become part of its Print Finishing Solutions (PFS) business, which is primarily focused on professional-level products sold to the graphics market, including print-for-pay operations and in-plants.
Seal-branded products will be marketed primarily to resellers, while GBC wide-format products will be the direct-to-customer brand, the company reports.
“Bringing Seal and GBC together creates an unmatched platform for meeting the needs of our print finishing solutions customers,” says Rick McCallion, vice president, Integrated OEM and PFS, Acco Brands. “Print finishing customers will benefit from the combined expertise of our engineering, technical service, and distribution operations, and we plan to continue to invest in product innovation under both brands.”
Seal Graphics Americas has been a part of Neschen Americas since the latter company was formed in 2006 (a union of Neschen AG’s three American companies: Seal, Neschen USA, and Neschen-Accutech).
Acco Brands’ businesses got its start with the founding of Wilson Jones in 1893, the American Clip Company in 1903, and the Swingline Company in 1925. Acco Brands Corporation was formed in 2005 through the spin-off of the Acco World office products unit of Fortune Brands and its subsequent merger with General Binding Corporation (GBC). Acco’s other brands include At-A-Glance, Day-Timer, Kensington, Marbig, Mead, Swingline, and others.