Spicers looks at twin focus with new divisions

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Paper, media and hardware supplier Spicers is reorganising its business into two sales divisions: paper and packaging; and sign and display.

Focused technical expertise: David Martin, CEO Spicers

Former Direct Paper boss Dale O'Neil is heading up the print and packaging arm as general manager, with Spicers' former northern region manager David Rowland now general manager of sign and display.

David Martin, CEO of Spicers said, “It is about focusing technical expertise. It has been part of our plan since we became part of KPP to instigate the focus. We have a strong technical knowledge in the different fields, this is the optimum way to leverage that for customers.”

All Spicers customers will still have one account manager, even for printers who also have a sign and display operation. Martin says, “One account manager works for everyone, the expertise is available to all through them.”

Spicers has been expanding its sign and display portfolio, with new lines including architectural, photo, safety and security media. Along with an extensive range of media its sign and display business also supplies printers from Mimaki and Roland, as well Fotoba and Rllsroller cutters, and laminators.

All operational parts of the business will remain as they currently are, with shared warehousing and delivery. The telephone number remains the same.

Former southern area manager Paul Cruickshank is now business manager at the Spicers Food Services business, which supplies to the takeaway food market.

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