A 25-year-old information management business in South Bend has been acquired by a larger national company. California-based Access has added Central Files Inc. along with other records services providers in Hawaii, Arizona and Tennessee.
Access, which bills itself as the largest company of its kind in the U.S., has existing locations in Indianapolis and Evansville.
The company says it has acquired more than 90 businesses over the course of 11 years. President John Chendo says "as has been the case with so many of our company’s past acquisitions, the stories behind these transactions are similar. We have found well-run, profitable operations where owners clearly recognized the value of partnering with a larger, international firm like Access in order to provide future opportunities for their team members and broadened service capabilities with a nationwide footprint to their clients."
Access is privately-owned and has a presence in 42 U.S. markets, plus Latin America and the Caribbean.
Central Files was founded in 1990 by James Linder. The company’s website says it has grown to involve management of more than 200,000 cubic-feet of records at its St. Joseph County facility.