December Vendor Spotlight: Norwood BIC Graphic


Norwood & BIC Graphic North America is a leading supplier in the promotional products industry, committed to providing innovative products and services to a valued network of distributors.

Founded in 1989, Norwood offers a wide range of products and well-known proprietary brands such as Atchison® bags, RCC Koozie®, Jaffa® in addition to a broad range of exclusive partner brands. Norwood also offers two calendar collections, Norwood’s Triumph® collection of Calendars, Planners & Diaries and our Good Value Calendar® line.  BIC Graphic has been imprinting BIC-branded products since the 1960’s – offering the promotional products industry the same BIC quality and reliability as offered in retail around the globe.  Since their merger in 2009, Norwood & BIC Graphic has become a one-stop shop, offering the most comprehensive product assortment with the widest variety of decoration methods.

The organization is comprised of 3 manufacturing centers of expertise, each focused on a specific acumen.  The company headquarters and Writing Instruments operation is located in Tampa, Florida.  Red Wing, Minnesota is the home of Norwood Hard Goods, everything from KOOZIE® brand lunch totes to custom bandages to JAFFA® awards are imprinted and/or manufactured there.  The Norwood & BIC Graphic Paper operation is located in Sleepy Eye, MN, where Norwood Calendars and BIC Sticky Notes and Cube Pads are manufactured.

Norwood & BIC Graphic prides itself on its commitment to product safety, sustainability and continual improvement in its manufacturing processes.  The Tampa Writing Instruments facility was awarded its ISO 9001 registration in 1999 and the Sleepy Eye Paper facility was recently awarded its ISO 9001 in August.  This internationally recognized standard of quality demonstrates its commitment to its customers and the industry.  Norwood Hard Goods offers a comprehensive product safety testing report database – an easy way for distributors to search for product safety test reports, providing peace of mind to their customers.

Norwood & BIC Graphic is uniquely equipped to help distributors sell.  Our web portal offers access to all our brands and products.  Deep with resources such as product videos, flyer and presentation creators, online catalogs and more, distributors can capitalize on a variety of online marketing tactics.  Join us on Facebook for the latest promotions or share unbranded flyers via an easy to use app.  Follow either brand (or both!) on Twitter for hot deals and up to the minute news.

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