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Spicers returns

OT Group has announced the return of the Spicers brand to the wholesale office supplies market – alongside the recruitment of a new group operations director.

Since Paragon’s acquisition of OT Group and Spicers Ireland in May 2020, a seven-figure sum has been invested into the group and the evolution of its dealer provision, in anticipation of the reintroduction of the 200-year-old Spicers name to the market.

This funding has fuelled the digital transformation of finance, operations, and sales order processes across the group – as well as automation in the firm’s Ashton and Dublin warehouses, and further development of its SmartPad procurement engine.

The redefined proposition centres around the user experience – and how to streamline operations in a digitally-first world. The rebrand further bolsters OT Group’s commitment to becoming the market-leading service provider for businesses across the UK and Ireland.

Joining the OT Group board to assist with the next chapter for Spicers logistics is Group Operations Director, Martin Weedall, who joins from Evo Group, where he has worked for the past 31 years.

“We’ve taken a 200-year-old brand and made it fit-for-purpose in a constantly-evolving wholesale market,” explained OT Group CEO Andrew Jones. “Our Spicers team has over 100 years of collective industry experience, are in constant dialogue with dealers, and understand what our market needs from their suppliers. ( Thank you for reading this story on Print IT reseller)

“As such, our new model provides a cost- effective, digital-first solution for dealers. As we continue on our journey to become ‘best-in-class’ we pride ourselves on being customer focused – something which sits at the core of Spicers as we seek to deliver the right products, at the right price, and at the right time.”