- Our Story -
Each company has its own story to tell. At Rexel, we are immensely proud of our brand heritage which has allowed us to establish expert knowledge and develop market leading, quality products for our customers; whether they're for use at the office, at home, or at school.
Founded in 1939, Rexel manufactures a wide range of office products to improve everyday productivity and efficiency, adding value to your life. Today, Rexel has flourished to become one of the the leading manufacturers of workplace office equipment. With over 80 years of industry experience, we are also proud to be a primary brand in the innovative Auto Feed shredding category.
Rexel Then - 1939
The Best £100 He Ever Spent!
George Drexler, founder of Rexel, was born in 1908 near Prague. In the early 1930s he moved to Hamburg and worked for a German office supply company, who sent him to London in 1935 to start a branch in England.
In 1939 he borrowed £100 to found his own company and this was to be the start of the Ofrex Group of Companies.
The companies flourished and grew quickly to employ over 1,000 workers; manufacturing office products in the UK and internationally. Rexel then sold the products to the retailers and Ofrex sold to the end user.
The group went public in the 1960s and Mr Drexler was awarded an OBE in 1976 for his services to export.
Rexel Now - 2019
Working For You
Rexel celebrated its 80th birthday this year and continues to be a leader in business machines and office products.
Our products are available in over 100 countries across Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The most recent innovation launched by Rexel is the Momentum Shredder range which combines high quality innovative technology and designs from a reliable and professional brand.
- Rexel Evolves Over 80 Years -
1939 - Rexel was founded
George Drexler founds Rexel in London, United Kingdom
1945 - Launch Crystalfile® suspension file
Launch of Crystalfile® Classic suspension files; over 1 billion sold to date
1956 - Launch iconic 56 Range®
Launch of the iconic 56 Range® of stapling products
1958 - Launch iconic 'Little Man' logo
Introduction of the ’Little Man’ logo – Rexel’s early symbol of quality around the world
1960 - Launch Nyrex filing products
The Nyrex range of folders and filing products launched
1968 - Begin manufacturing shredders
Begin manufacturing Ofrex and Fordigraph shredders (later branded Rexel) in Droitwich, UK
1998 - 10 millionth Metador stapler produced
10 millionth Matador stapler produced & it is still ine of our most popular staplers
2007 - Launch Mercury jam free shredders
Rexel's Mercury™ Jam Free shredders launched
2010 - Launch of Auto Feed shredders
A new generation of Auto Feed Shredders introduced
2013 - Auto Feed shredders win EOPA 'Product of the year'
Auto Feed shredders win EOPA 2013 'Technology Product Of The Year' award
2018 - Launch choices office solutions range
'Co-ordinated office solutions' - launch of the Choices range to make your work environment look outstanding
2019 - Rexel's 80th birthday & launch of Momentum shredders
Rexel celebrates its 80th birthday and launches Momentum shredders; providing innovative features and technology
The Rexel vision is that every office worker can work confidently and productively with distinctive tools that are the intelligent choice for the task.
Our Mission is to provide our clients with high quality industry leading products whilst maintaining excellent customer service.
We want to be your first choice for office and business products; providing exceptional quality and a relationship that you can trust.
We pride ourselves on our business ethics and promise to always keep your best interests at heart.
- Sustainability -
One of ACCO Brands’ core values is acting responsibly in our global community.
We believe that doing well as a business goes hand-in-hand with being good citizens. Our initiatives are global in scope and include social, environmental, employment, governance and charitable programs that benefit our employees, shareholders, customers and communities where we do business.
ACCO Brands EMEA Sustainability Development 2018 Report
Corporate Social Responsibility
We are committed to being responsible local and corporate citizens. Our ethical vision extends beyond compliance and builds on a fundamental commitment to integrity, embracing diversity, teamwork, respect and acting as a responsible partner in our global community.
Our parent company, ACCO Brands, works not only to provide a safe workplace for our employees, but to do business in an environmentally responsible manner.
As part of our commitment to the environment, we are careful to design products and processes in ways that reduce our carbon footprint, while still meeting the needs of our customers.
Product Safety and Compliance
ACCO Brands manufactures, distributes, imports and sells our products with our customers in mind and is dedicated to always making their safety our priority.