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IP Announces PRO-DESIGN 2012 Olympics Prize Promo Winner

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

International Paper, the world’s largest paper and packaging company, has announced the winner of its PRO-DESIGN 2012 Olympics competition prize offering, which was supported by leading national paper merchant group, PaperCo.

PRO-DESIGN is International Paper’s flagship colour laser paper from its Saillat Mill, and the 2012 Olympics competition prize was offered through a new listing for the PRO-DESIGN range contained within the new NEMO Buying Group catalogue for 2012.

The winners of the once in a lifetime prize offering are Mike Woodhead, Operations Director of Manchester-based dealer Entwistle Group, who will share the prize winning event tickets together with fellow Director, Ben Entwistle. As the competition winners, Mike and Ben will enjoy the fantastic Olympics prize package, including a trip to London for two people, with tickets for two events at the London Olympics 2012 event, as well as two nights hotel accommodation.

The competition saw entrants placed into the prize draw every time an order was placed for PRO-DESIGN. The prize promotion ran across all NEMO Buying Group dealers, and Group members, such as GDL (Graphic Dealers Ltd).

Tim Beaumont, Nemo Buying Group Commercial Director stated; “This is a perfect example of successful collaboration, and the reason why the Nexus Group works so well. We have brought several joint contracts to our partner groups across a range of products and services.”

He continued, “The sense of community that runs through NEMO and Nexus allows us to work with suppliers closely, and enables promotions such as this one to generate great interest. We are delighted for Jason and the team at Entwistle’s and hope they enjoy the prize at the Olympics.”

The NEMO Purchasing and Marketing Group have 53 independent members, all of which offer a wide range of office/IT products on a national basis. NEMO have around 7,000 products available in its Office Style catalogue, with the majority available on next day delivery. Some 14,000 additional products are also located in many depots in the UK & Ireland.

Speaking about the success of the competition, PaperCo’s National Account Director, Mike Rust stated, “We are delighted with the support that was given to the competition, and particularly pleased for both Mike and Ben who will enjoy a fantastic time at the Olympics.”

PRO-DESIGN is produced at International Paper’s Saillat mill in France, which is one of the world’s best performing sites in terms of CO2 emissions. Since 1990, Saillat has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 78%.

The Saillat mill uses thinning from certified forests or those that are in the process of becoming certified, with its main forestry supplies located within just 150km of the mill, reducing any transport related environmental impacts such as CO2 emissions.

Saillat also recovers by-products from the furniture and framing industries which represents 27% of its wood supply. In terms of energy efficiencies and performance, some 88% of Saillat's energy requirements are met by the on-site production of green energy (biomass).

Commenting on the PRO-DESIGN Olympics prize winner, Mike Robertson, International Paper’s Country Manager UK stated, “This promotion, for this very special event being held in the UK has really helped us launch Pro Design with the Nemo and GDL buying groups following our selection for their 2012 Catalogue.”

PRO-DESIGN is International Paper’s colour laser range for professional laser printing, used by graphic reproduction houses, digital printers and copy centres. Its significant features include improved high whiteness 168 CIE quality. This provides sharper contrasts for excellent reproduction, whilst other features include better sheet formation, smooth surface, optimal stiffness for jam-free runnability and ISO 9706 providing an anti-ageing guarantee.

PRO-DESIGN’s outstanding environmental credentials, such as its environmentally friendly manufacturing process and accreditations to both PEFC and EU Ecolabel certifications, provide an environmental guarantee and endorsement of the product’s high sustainable standards.

For more information and samples of PRO-DESIGN, please contact Mike Robertson, International Paper’s UK & Ireland Country Manager at mike.robertson@ipaper.com


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