Bunzl plc, a specialist distribution group, supplies a range of non-food consumable products. The company partners with both suppliers and customers in providing outsourcing solutions. The company is active in 23 countries. Its main customer markets include grocery, foodservice, cleaning and safety, non-food retail and healthcare. The company provides customers with integrated supply services, including procurement and inventory management. It is organized into four business areas: North America, UK & Ireland, Continental Europe and Rest of the World. Significant Events Acquisitions The company’s principal acquisitions made during the year 2008 were Günter Guest Supplies, Prot Cap, Salgo, Worldpack, Hicosa, A&E Russell and Marca. Günter Guest Supplies, a supplier of amenity products to hotels throughout Europe, was acquired on 31 January. Prot Cap, a supplier of personal protection equipment to the industrial, processor, construction, retail and mining sectors throughout Brazil, was acquired in February. Salgo, a business principally engaged in the distribution of catering equipment and supplies to the hotel, restaurant and catering sectors throughout eastern Australia, was acquired in April. Worldpack, a distributor of promotional packaging and point-of-sale items for the non-food retail sector throughout Benelux, was acquired in June. Hicosa, which is principally engaged in the distribution of cleaning and hygiene products to a variety of customers in Spain, was acquired in July. A&E Russell, a business based in the UK supplying a range of personal protection equipment and related products, was acquired in July. Marca which supplies personal protection equipment, principally work wear and clothing, to redistributors throughout Spain was purchased in July. History Bunzl plc was founded in 1940.
bunzl plc (BNZL:London Stock Exchange)
45 Seymour Street
London, W1H 7JT
Phone: 44 20 7725 5000
Fax: 44 20 7725 5001www.bunzl.com
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