Access Systems expands with buy of Office Elements

A Waukee-based office technology supplier is expanding with the purchase of Office Elements' Eastern Iowa copier and printer business

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Access Systems, a Waukee-based office technology supplier, is expanding with the purchase of Office Elements’ Eastern Iowa copier and printer business.

Jay Agard, vice president of operations at Access Systems, said in a news release that Office Elements’ copier sales and service business closely aligns with his company’s core products and services.

“With a product mix of Ricoh and Sharp, this acquisition enhances our position as the technology provider for these two leading manufacturers,” Agard said.

The transaction builds on Access Systems’ investments in Eastern Iowa. In the past two years, the company has hired more than 15 employees in the region, expanded its office in Cedar Rapids, and remodeled the company’s Waterloo office.

Agard said the investments were made to broaden services and provide customers with multiple layers of local technical expertise. Access Systems offers information technology services, phone system solutions, document management and printing solutions. Founded in 1986, it has 10 branch offices in the Midwest in addition to its corporate headquarters in Waukee.

Sioux City-based Office Elements has offices in downtown Cedar Rapids, Mason City, Storm Lake and Waterloo as well as Sioux Falls, S.D.

The company provides furniture systems, casegoods, seating, tables, storage, worktools, textiles, interior architecture products, carpeting, lighting and technology products.

Office Elements relocated in July to the Hach Building, 401 First St. SE.

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