nederlands english deutsch


June 2012
Houtschild International Booksellers has been acquired by Smiths News PLC and, with immediate effect, will become part of its book wholesaling business - The Bertrams Group.
Bertrams is a leading UK book wholesaler; under the ownership of Smiths News it has grown significantly and seen considerable investment. Most notably, the business acquired Dawson Books in 2011, making it a major player in academic markets as well as its wholesale and public library businesses.
Houtschild has many similarities to Bertrams’ academic library and eBook businesses and can expect the support and direction needed in an ever-changing market. Bertrams is committed to maintaining Houtschild as an independent business; they recognise the unique quality of what Houtschild does and want to build on that by investing in what Houtschild can offer its customers.
Mark Cashmore, CEO Smiths News PLC, said :
We are delighted to have completed this acquisition, which is an excellent addition to our books business. Houtschild represents a clear international strategic step for Bertrams consistent with our stated aim.
June 2012 Houtschild win new European Commission Library Contract
Following on from Houtschild’s success in May 2009 the European Commission have again chosen Houtschild as their single supplier for Monographs and Standing Orders. This time it is for the Lot relating to publications from the UK, USA, Ireland, Scandinavia, Baltic States and Rest of World. The estimated annual spend is in the region of 1 to 2 million Euro.
The present contract for the Lot awarded in 2009 - Benelux, Germany, France - will have run its (successful) course in May 2013.
January 2012 Eurojust: Houtschild selected as sole book supplier
The tender submitted by Houtschild was selected for the award of the related multiple framework contract and is ranked in position 1.
June 2011 European Chemicals Agency pre-selection candidate
Houtschild was selected as supplier of printed and electronic books, journals and electronic/online resources to the European Chemicals Agency.
The selection will be valid for 3 years
September 2010 Open Purchase Order European Space Agency
Houtschild was chosen as preferred book supplier of the European Space Agency.
Renewed April 2012
March 2010 Houtschild wins Special Tribunal for Lebanon contract
Houtschild wins the tender for the supply of Library Books, Reference Materials and Other Library Supplies to The Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
This contract was extended in February 2012
July 2009 Houtschild to supply Higher Education Libraries in England
Houtschild has been chosen as one of the preferred suppliers of European material under the Joint Consortia Agreement to Higher Education Libraries throughout England. The estimated annual spend is in the region of 1 million Euro.
This award follows a successful history of supplying into the UK academic world for over 20 years.

May 2009 Houtschild joins Talis

Talis announces:
Greater EDI efficiencies through new partnership with Houtschild International Booksellers

26 May 2009 - We are delighted to welcome Houtschild International Booksellers to the Talis Additions Partner Programme. Through the Programme, our mutual customers will benefit from an automated book procurement process with Houtschild, providing improved stock supply times and delivering efficiency savings.

Founded in the Netherlands in 1974, Houtschild International Booksellers specialises in supplying academic books and journals, particularly English and foreign-language European publications.

Grant White, Partner Manger, Talis commented "Houtschild has a strong commitment to maintaining a high level of customer service and look forward to integrating their procurement system with the Talis electronic supply chain service, Talis Gateway."

Hans Mcilveen, Head of department, Customer Services, Houtschild added "We are very happy to join the Talis Additions Partner Programme in order to expand our range of electronic services. I am sure many of our Talis customers will be pleased to learn that we will be able to supply electronic invoices and reports in the very near future. We look forward to working with Talis on developing new services as well. This will be another step forward in our efforts to streamline workflows and be as cost effective as possible."

With 15 certified partners, the Talis Additions Partnership Programme continues to provide Universities, Libraries and Local Government with choice and real confidence that our software and services remain seamlessly integrated. To find out how the Talis Additions Partnership Programme can benefit your library visit
The Talis Additions Partnership Programme is intended to support greater customer choice, to help our mutual customers' gain more value from their applications. It also provides assurance that our solutions will work together.