Restructuring of COLOP UK

Posted by Rachel Westall on 22 February 2024

COLOP would like to inform you of an important change in its business operations. After careful consideration and strategic planning, COLOP Austria has decided to restructure the business in the UK, transfer the business to a new distribution partner and close its branch in UK. This decision was not made lightly, but it aligns with the broader business strategy of COLOP to enhance efficiency and streamline its operations.

COLOP Christmas stamps The business activities of COLOP UK will be seamlessly transferred to the new distribution partner Greenstik Materials Ltd (registered office at Unit 9 Lancaster Road, Carnaby Industrial Estate, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 3QY). Greenstik Materials has proven to be a trusted business partner of COLOP UK over the last few years and has extensive experience in manufacturing and in UK wide distribution with an excellent reputation.

As of Thursday February 1st, COLOP UK and all its associated brands (COLOP, Reiner, Noris, etc..) will be operated by Greenstik Materials. During the transition period the operation will continue from the Birmingham site (open until March 31st 2024) whilst training and the transfer of knowledge is undertaken. Part of the experienced COLOP UK team will also transfer to the Greenstik team.

colop logo Based in Bridlington on the East Coast of Yorkshire, Greenstik Materials Ltd is a leading supplier to the home crafting market. In addition, they also supply the digital print & graphic industry.

Serving a nationwide customer base with first quality technical advice, support, services, and goods from their expanding product portfolio. The Greenstik Materials ethos is always put the customer first. They tailor every order to your requirements utilising state-of-the-art conversion equipment and IT systems.

Brett Gregory, Director of Greenstik Materials commented, 'we are delighted to have taken on the COLOP brand and its associated partners such as REINER. This fits well with what we already do and having been a customer for COLOP Digital & COLOP Arts & Crafts, the transition will add the core components of the COLOP brand and add another dimension to Greenstik Materials. We are looking forward to developing the brands further into the UK market.

Chris Deighton, of COLOP UK, who will be transferring with 3 colleagues, commented 'whilst this is a significant change, it makes good sense for the business and will allow us to continue to grow and be a force within the UK market, and for me personally, I will be able to become more customer facing moving forward. I would also like to place on record my extreme gratitude to those members of my team that are not able to transfer, who are working tirelessly to ensure a smooth transition in difficult circumstances for themselves'

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