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Benir e-Store Solutions Signs Strategic Partnership With Lyreco

BANGALORE, January 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Benir e-Store Solutions, a leading Bangalore-based B2B office supplies company, has entered into a strategic alliance with Lyreco, a globally recognized distributor of office supplies with headquarters in France.

Founded 10 years ago by Mr. Hirji Narayan Patel, Benir e-Store Solutions employs 120 people and has an annual sales turnover of over Rs. 370 million (€5 million). The company services its pan-India customers through its 8 locations in Bangalore, Delhi, Gurgaon, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune.

Lyreco is a provider of workplace supplies solutions to the business community and a leader in business-to-business office products solutions. With 10,000 employees including a sales force of over 4,500 people, its core expertise is in the focus on customer service and distribution excellence. As well as being market leader in Europe, Lyreco is also present in North America, Australia and Asia operating in 27 countries. The group generated sales of €2.2 billion in 2011. "Our association with Lyreco has come at the right time, when 'Corporate India' is progressing towards working with a single vendor; not only across the country but also globally," said Hemanshu Naik, Director, Benir e-Store Solutions. "We are very happy to partner with Lyreco for India and strongly feel that this strategic alliance will help us strengthen our market share and also meet Lyreco's customers global requirements in India," he added. 

Lyreco CEO, Steve Law said, "Establishing a partnership with Benir for the Indian market is great news for Lyreco as the coverage of India is regularly requested by our customers. We are convinced Benir is the right partner to provide our customers a great level of service. This partnership is in line with Lyreco's strategic plan to expand our geographic coverage. With this additional key country, Lyreco covers 41 countries: 27 countries by itself and 14 through partners."

About Benir e-Store Solutions:

Benir e-Store Solutions is one of the pioneers in the industry to develop an exclusive online in-house store concept in India. Their supply model is designed to reduce the customers' aggregate costs by 20 - 25%, through information systems that integrate their complete product and service offering with the customers' procurement management system.

For more detail about Benir, please visit www.benir.in

Servicing of Lyreco's global clients in India is about to begin shortly.

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