FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
FAYETTEVILLE, NC – June 23, 2021 – Systel Business Equipment is pleased to announce its recent purchase of Baker Office Solutions of Florence, South Carolina; the acquisition was closed on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The company also purchased the 7,146 SF facility located at 1512 Second Loop Road, Florence, SC 29505, a convenient one and a half hour drive from its corporate headquarters in Fayetteville, NC. “Systel is excited to welcome the Baker Office employees to the Systel team and we look forward to expanding Systel’s reputation for excellent customer service farther into the South Carolina region,” states Janene Aul, VP of Operations/General Counsel. Systel Business Equipment is the largest independent dealer of office automation equipment in the Southeast and is authorized in five states.
“Like Systel, Baker Office Solutions is a family owned business that is committed to putting its customers first,” states Jacqueline Smith, VP of Marketing and Business Development, “they are a great fit for our growing company, and we are excited to finally bridge the gap between our North Carolina and Atlanta offices with a brick and mortar location in Florence.”
The acquisition aligns with Systel’s manufacturer authorizations and growth strategy into the South Carolina market. Baker Office Solutions currently has a machine base mix of Toshiba and Lexmark, which leads to unlimited opportunity in introducing Systel’s vast product lines into this new market.
Systel is hoping to have a grand opening ceremony at its new location in the near future. “This is the first of many acquisitions and authorization strategies we have planned for South Carolina,” states Jacqueline Smith, “this region has been on our radar for years and we are looking forward to what the future holds for Systel here.”
ABOUT SYSTEL BUSINESS EQUIPMENT
Systel Business Equipment was founded on November 1, 1981 in Fayetteville, North Carolina by current President and CEO, Keith Allison, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Beginning with a handful of employees, Systel has now grown to over 250 employees and has since become a leader in its industry. Allison’s three daughters serve as members of Systel’s Executive team with the intent to sustain the company’s success by providing the highest level of customer service and satisfaction in business solutions, while continually expanding the company’s geographical footprint.