Bunzl plc was incorporated in 1940 and listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1957, but its origins date back to 1854 when Moritz Bunzl opened a small haberdashery business in Bratislava, now the capital of Slovakia.
The business has changed and grown considerably over the years to become what is now a well known and recognised international distribution Group.
Explore the Bunzl Group history in more detail here (PDF, 96KB).
Moritz Bunzl registers a haberdashery business in Bratislava, now the capital of Slovakia
HQ relocates to Vienna and paper manufacturing business begins
HQ relocates to London due to political upheaval in Central Europe
Bunzl lists as a public company on the London Stock Exchange
Bunzl is a diversified business with fine paper distribution and manufacturing arm
Acquisition of first consumables distribution business in the USA
First European consumables distribution business acquired
Sale of fine paper distribution business
Manufacturing businesses demerge and Bunzl becomes a focused distribution and outsourcing Group
Bunzl celebrates 50 years as a listed company on the London Stock Exchange
Expansion into South America with acquisition in Brazil
Further growth in South America with acquisitions in Chile, Peru, Argentina
Bunzl’s operations now in 29 countries following acquisitions in Turkey and Austria