Higher Information Group Acquires New York Based Office Equipment Source Inc.
Combination to add to offerings, extend geographic presence, and deliver stronger customer experiences
January 21, 2021 – HARRISBURG, PA – Higher Information Group (HIG) today announced it has completed its acquisition of Office Equipment Source (OES), a family-owned technology company based in Elmira, N.Y. The acquisition will allow both HIG and OES customers to unlock even greater value and will provide HIG with a more extensive geographic presence.
“OES is an exceptional company offering a range of document technology solutions with an outstanding reputation for service and commitment to the community,” said John Frisch, Owner and President, HIG. “The partnership will supercharge our capacity to serve customers and accelerate our mission of helping businesses transform their day-to-day operations so they can focus on what matters most.”
According to OES VP of Operations Drew Mitchell, “OES and the Mitchells are extremely proud to begin this new journey with HIG. We believe this opportunity will empower our customers and our employees to deliver the most extensive and up-to-date service portfolio in the industry. We are excited to expand our capabilities and look forward to helping our customers grow their business.”
HIG will retain all existing OES sales, service, and support staff. Additionally, principals Mike Mitchell and Drew Mitchell will continue in executive roles with OES as part of the Higher Information Group family.
The acquisition extends HIG’s presence – spanning from the southern border of central PA and east to Philadelphia, as well as the commonwealth’s north-central border to central New York and beyond.
About Higher Information Group
Higher Information Group’s (HIG) corporate headquarters is located at 400 North Blue Ribbon Avenue in Harrisburg, PA. HIG was founded in 1969 as Harrisburg Copiers with a focus on providing clients with traditional business equipment. The company’s business model, practices, and expertise evolved over time to encompass managing information throughout the document lifecycle. In 2001, the company was purchased by John G. Frisch, the current Owner and President of HIG. Today, HIG continues to evolve and incorporate new solutions that help companies transform the way they do business. HIG provides customers with services across four major divisions including Business Solutions, Managed IT Solutions, Document Solutions, and Marketing Solutions.
About Office Equipment Source Inc.
Office Equipment Source Inc. is a technology company based in upstate New York, specializing in providing office equipment, print management solutions facility management and managed network/IT solutions to their customers. The organization has been family owned and operated for the last 31 years. OES covers Chemung, Steuben, Yates, Ontario, Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Tompkins, Cortland, Chenango, Broome, Delaware, Greene, Albany, Columbia, Otsego, Susquehanna, Schoharie, and Monroe counties. Office Equipment Source has been the authorized Xerox sales agency in the counties of upstate New York. Office Equipment Source has been the recipient of many Xerox achievement awards.