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OUR HISTORY

- 80 Years Of Heritage -

OUR HISTORY
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  - Our Story -

Each company has its own story to tell. At Rexel, we are immensely proud of our brand heritage which has allowed us to establish expert knowledge and develop market leading, quality products for our customers; whether they're for use at the office, at home, or at school.

Founded in 1939, Rexel manufactures a wide range of office products to improve everyday productivity and efficiency, adding value to your life.  Today, Rexel has flourished to become one of the the leading manufacturers of workplace office equipment. With over 80 years of industry experience, we are also proud to be a primary brand in the innovative Auto Feed shredding category.

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Rexel Then - 1939

The Best £100 He Ever Spent!

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George Drexler, founder of Rexel, was born in 1908 near Prague. In the early 1930s he moved to Hamburg and worked for a German office supply company, who sent him to London in 1935 to start a branch in England.

In 1939 he borrowed £100 to found his own company and this was to be the start of the Ofrex Group of Companies.

The companies flourished and grew quickly to employ over 1,000 workers; manufacturing office products in the UK and internationally. Rexel then sold the products to the retailers and Ofrex sold to the end user.

The group went public in the 1960s and Mr Drexler was awarded an OBE in 1976 for his services to export.

 

 

Rexel Now - 2019

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Rexel celebrated its 80th birthday this year and continues to be a leader in business machines and office products.

Our products are available in over 100 countries across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The most recent innovation launched by Rexel is the Momentum Shredder range which combines high quality innovative technology and designs from a reliable and professional brand. 

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 - Rexel Evolves Over 80 Years -

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1939 - Rexel was founded
1939 - Rexel was founded

George Drexler founds Rexel in London, United Kingdom

 

1945 - Launch Crystalfile® suspension file
1945 - Launch Crystalfile® suspension file

Launch of Crystalfile® Classic suspension files; over 1 billion sold to date

1956 - Launch iconic 56 Range®
1956 - Launch iconic 56 Range®

Launch of the iconic 56 Range® of stapling products

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1958 - Launch iconic 'Little Man' logo
1958 - Launch iconic 'Little Man' logo

Introduction of the ’Little Man’ logo – Rexel’s early symbol of quality around the world

1960 - Launch Nyrex filing products
1960 - Launch Nyrex filing products

The Nyrex range of folders and filing products launched

1968 - Begin manufacturing shredders
1968 - Begin manufacturing shredders

Begin manufacturing Ofrex and Fordigraph shredders (later branded Rexel) in Droitwich, UK

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1998 - 10 millionth Metador stapler produced
1998 - 10 millionth Metador stapler produced

10 millionth Matador stapler produced & it is still ine of our most popular staplers

2007 - Launch Mercury jam free shredders
2007 - Launch Mercury jam free shredders

Rexel's Mercury™ Jam Free shredders launched

2010 - Launch of Auto Feed shredders
2010 - Launch of Auto Feed shredders

A new generation of Auto Feed Shredders introduced

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2013 - Auto Feed shredders win EOPA 'Product of the year'
2013 - Auto Feed shredders win EOPA 'Product of the year'

Auto Feed shredders win EOPA 2013 'Technology Product Of The Year' award

 

2018 - Launch choices office solutions range
2018 - Launch choices office solutions range

'Co-ordinated office solutions' - launch of the Choices range to make your work environment look outstanding

2019 - Rexel's 80th birthday & launch of Momentum shredders
2019 - Rexel's 80th birthday & launch of Momentum shredders

Rexel celebrates its 80th birthday and launches Momentum shredders; providing innovative features and technology

 

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- Sustainability -

One of ACCO Brands’ core values is acting responsibly in our global community.

We believe that doing well as a business goes hand-in-hand with being good citizens.  Our initiatives are global in scope and include social, environmental, employment, governance and charitable programs that benefit our employees, shareholders, customers and communities where we do business.

 

ACCO Brands EMEA Sustainability Development 2018 Report

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Corporate Social Responsibility

We are committed to being responsible local and corporate citizens. Our ethical vision extends beyond compliance and builds on a fundamental commitment to integrity, embracing diversity, teamwork, respect and acting as a responsible partner in our global community.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Environmental Responsibility

Our parent company, ACCO Brands, works not only to provide a safe workplace for our employees, but to do business in an environmentally responsible manner. 

As part of our commitment to the environment, we are careful to design products and processes in ways that reduce our carbon footprint, while still meeting the needs of our customers. 

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Environmental Responsibility

Product Safety and Compliance

ACCO Brands manufactures, distributes, imports and sells our products with our customers in mind and is dedicated to always making their safety our priority.

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Product Safety and Compliance