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COS continues the growth path with the strategic acquisition of J.I. Office & Education

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Australian office supplies company COS has purchased the business of J.I. Office & Education, continuing COS on the path of strategic growth and expansion in the Victorian market and in our partnership with Schools.

COS has demonstrated continued annual growth through consistent customer acquisition and category extension and over recent years has been more actively pursuing acquisition opportunities as well. In May 2018 COS acquired Lyreco, Vital Office was acquired in August 2019, and more recently in October 2021 acquired QCA which contributed to accelerated growth in the West Australian market.

As a privately-owned Australian business, COS is the second largest B2B office and education supplier in Australia. COS was founded in 1977 by Dominique Lyone, and today is run by his two daughters Amie & Belinda Lyone now Co-CEOs. COS employs over 600 Aussies and delivers to thousands of government agencies, businesses, and schools every day.

“Blending the COS and J.I. Office & Education business and teams will offer J.I. Office & Education customers great value. Customers will be delighted that COS is a clear Australian owned and operated company with significant buying influence to deliver competitive prices, a larger product range, a world-class website, and a leadership team that is passionate about “Service Excellence”, said Co-CEO Belinda Lyone.

“Sharing values with a family service-based mindset and combining J.I. Office & Education and COS expertise, I am convinced COS is the right choice to look after our loyal schools and businesses in Victoria who have come to expect a personalised service”, said Sherrill Johnson, Managing Director of J.I. Office & Education.

For more information and interviews, contact:

Belinda Lyone
Ph: 0417 672 034

J.I Office & Education:
Sherrill Johnson
Managing Director, J.I. Office & Education
Ph: (03) 5444 2242

About COS

COS is Australia’s largest privately owned office products supplier, servicing over 5,000 business customers across Australia and offering thousands of products used in today’s modern workplace including technology, kitchen and cleaning, furniture, print and promotional items, and office supplies. COS supports organisations of all sizes to help keep their employees healthy, safe, and productive by making the selection and delivery of office supplies easy, streamlined, and cost-effective, allowing organisations to remain focused on business-critical activities.

About J.I. Office & Education

J. I. Office Products has been supplying Central and Northern Victorian businesses, schools and government departments with office products, furniture and school supplies since 1992. They are located in Bendigo Central Victoria. For more information, please visit

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