Over 70 Years Of Heritage
GBC is a specialist brand that manufactures high-performance business machines and systems. The GBC story began in 1947 when founder, William Lane, and two business partners helped a local printers to find a faster, more reliable way to bind and laminate.
GBC, or the General Binding Corporation, has a proven history of providing world class, innovative and first to market business solutions, always leading the way to define our product categories.
In 1960 we introduced KomboKoil; the first machine to combine punching and binding, quickly followed by the first electric, desktop binding punch in 1961. GBC entered the lamination category in 1966 when we launched the worlds first tabletop A4 laminator.
Today, GBC has over 70 years of industry expertise; becoming the global leader in the binding and laminating categories.
GBC Office Solutions Then and Now
GBC's brand values ensure that our customers trust us to deliver perfectly finished documents that they can rely on to represent their professional image to the highest standard.
Then - Since launching the first tabletop A4 laminator in 1966, we've consistently evolved our technology and machines.
Now - In 2019 we introduced Foton 30; the worlds first fully automatic A3 laminator, which has provided game changing innovation for the category.
Our Innovative Lamination Machines
1994 - Launch worlds first carrier free pouch laminator
Groundbreaking innovation for the category, helping to shape the future of lamination.
1995 - Launch of first commercial laminator
Introducing the first high-speed commercial lamination system
2009 - Launch of Quickstart first high speed warm-up laminator
Launch of Quickstart; the first one minute warm-up laminator
Iconic Office Binding Machines
1960 - Launch of KomboCoil comb binding machine
The first machine to combine punching and binding in a single solution
1973 - Launch of ThermaBind® thermal binding systems
The worlds first thermal binding system
1989 - GBC introduces the innovative CombBind® system
The first one step mechanical comb binding system
Our Brand Values
The GBC vision is that everyone, from the office, to home, to school users, can depend on our business machines and supplies to provide outstanding professional results, time after time.
The GBC mission is to provide our customers with exceptional quality and innovative business machines; always keeping ahead of the competition.
We are dedicated to being your primary choice for specialist office machines; providing flawless performance, every time. Our products are built to last and never let you down.
- Sustainability -
One of ACCO Brands’ core values is acting responsibly in our global community.
We believe that doing well as a business goes hand-in-hand with being good citizens. Our initiatives are global in scope and include social, environmental, employment, governance and charitable programs that benefit our employees, shareholders, customers and communities where we do business.