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Penguin Random House NZ to merge offices, close Random House NZ distribution centre

Penguin New Zealand and Random House New Zealand ‘will merge all our functions and become one fully integrated business from January 2015’, according to a statement from managing director Margaret Thompson.

Thompson, who was appointed to the newly created position of managing director of Penguin Random House New Zealand earlier this year, announced the move ‘following a two-week period of consultation and feedback from our staff’.

The company will move into the existing Penguin office at 67 Apollo Drive, Rosedale, Auckland in January 2015.  

Thompson also announced that the Random House distribution centre at Poland Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland will close at the end of March 2015, and that after this closure ‘all Random House and Penguin titles will be distributed out of United Book Distributors in Australia’.

‘In the meantime it is business as usual and the two companies will continue to operate separately,’ she said. ‘None of our colleagues in the industry need do anything different.’



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