Chrisbeon Signs a New Deal with Truline

Chrisbeon Signs a New Deal with Truline


We are delighted to announce that Chrisbeon Office Supplies has signed a four year deal with Truline, a well established national office logistics distributor.
As part of the new deal, we shall be offering our customers the Banner brand of office stationery which will be available through our catalogue for the first time in January 2012.
Truline has a unique history providing supply chain services to Banner Business Services. Banner was originally a division of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO) which was privatised in 1996.
A management buy-in/ buy-out followed in 2000, under a new parent company called ‘office2office’ (o2o). o2o was listed on the main London Stock Exchange in 2004.
Banner, as many of our customers will be aware, is a quality brand which we shall be selling through our catalogue at extremely competitive prices. This tried and tested range is far more extensive than we can currently offer and we believe you will welcome the opportunity to access the Banner brand.
We are confident that Banner will enable us to increase our stationery turnover because there will be so much more choice, such as over 850 every day office products, including filing, paper and envelopes, writing instruments, books and pads, office essentials, diaries and planners and technology.
Chrisbeon will also be able to offer innovative environmental benefits to customers because in future we shall not be producing so much packaging. We are currently trialling a new re-usable delivery box system which could reduce the amount of packaging required by 75%.
The contract we have signed with Truline means it will be their fleet of office stationery distribution vehicles visiting customers on our behalf. We must emphasise that customers both locally and nationally will not see any noticeable difference – except in the livery of the vans which will have the Truline logo.
The Truline distribution fleet will operate exactly as we have in the past, delivering our stationery directly to the end user’s office to continue to provide a personal service.
So it doesn’t matter where your office is located – the Truline distribution driver will find you. Truline has been distributing stationery products in our distribution network for many years and their drivers have extensive local knowledge.
Chrisbeon has decided this is the best route to take in terms of distributing our stationery and office supplies – Truline has the logistical expertise which we have been seeking.
The deal with Truline will free up our time to help customers with their needs and provide them with an even better service. And as a result of this new initiative we shall better deploy our vans and delivery drivers to further enhance the furniture side of the business which is growing year on year.

As a result of the new arrangement with Truline, we shall have increased capacity for holding more stocks of furniture which we believe will also benefit another key sector of our customer base.

Thank you for your custom in the past and we look forward to serving you even better in the future. If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us:- sales@chrisbeon.co.uk or 01952 292606