Express Online to merge with Express Data

Paul Johnston to step down at end of March

Distributor Express Online announced that it will fully integrate its New Zealand business into Express Data, before the end of March.

The company, formally Simms International New Zealand, will transfer its sales office from its current Albany location to Express Data headquarters in Mount Wellington, according to a statement.

“We have been working through the integration of the business over the last few months and this is the next logical step for us to take," says Express Online country manager Paul Johnston. "So far we have

seamlessly transferred our logistics, finance, credit and other back office functions into Express

Data and all that remains is to transfer the physical location of the sales office."

Johnston established the New Zealand arm of Simms International in 2010, and last year presided over the integration of Simms with the Express Data Group.

“After establishing...Simms and having the privilege of working with such a talented and dedicated team, it was a difficult decision to resign," Johnston says in the statement. "However, I felt the time was right to look for new challenges.”

Johnston’s last day with the company will be March 29.

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