GBC World Wide

GBC binding systems straddle the globe, in a variety of applications. Many corporations, small businesses, educational centers, and homes worldwide use GBC binding systems to bind reports, manuals and presentations. More than three-quarters of a billion business documents were bound with GBC systems and supplies last year. Lamination-GBC laminating film and equipment are most frequently chosen for protecting and enhancing company i.d. cards, restaurant menus, corporate brochures, teaching aids, book covers and banners.

GBC laminating films enhanced and protected the covers of over 2 million hard- and soft- cover books, including many current bestsellers, during the past year. Schools purchased enough GBC laminating film in a single year to preserve more than 350 million documents, including teaching aids, student artwork and special projects. Shredders-GBC markets office shredders for department and company needs, and production shredders that provide the ultimate in productivity. GBC's shredders are attractively designed, have a reputation for quality, and are built for years of reliable service. And you won't find a better value for your money anywhere!

The Europe Group--Headquartered in Hoeilaart, Belgium, the Group distributes many "consumer-ready" binding, laminating and visual communication products to customers in the work, school and home environments. In addition, the Europe Group markets professional grade finishing equipment and supplies to commercial reprographic centers. Its primary products include desktop binding and punching equipment and related supplies, desktop laminating equipment and film supplies, document shredders, writing boards, easels, projector screens, flipcharts, markers, calculators and trimmers, wide-format roll film equipment and supplies, professional punch and bind equipment, semi automatic punch solutions and maintenance and repair services. 2003 Sales and Segment Operating Income were $101 million and $6.1 million, respectively.The Europe Group's geographic markets include Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The Europe Group sells through both the (i) indirect channel including office product superstores, contract/commercial stationers, wholesalers, mail order companies, mass marketers and other dealers (approximately 80% of sales) and the (ii) direct channel including salespersons, telemarketers, technical service, etc. (approximately 20% of sales). Its end-consumers include the general home and office markets, commercial reprographic centers, educational and training markets and government agencies. GBC serves customers in more than 100 countries through a worldwide network of manufacturing plants and distribution centers.

In North America call 1-866-455-9900 for all your binding, laminating, and office needs.