Access International was founded in 1992 to handle sales and marketing in Central America for two manufacturers of architectural hardware. I was not long before other manufacturers in the industry requested that Access represent them in the same manner. As sales steadily increased our manufacturers gradually requested us to expand our coverage into other countries in Latin America and The Caribbean.
Today from our strategically located South Florida office we are responsible for sales and marketing in Latin America and the Caribbean for the manufacturers that we represent. Our product offering has also grown to include a full line of architectural door hardware a complete package of commercial doors and frames and some specialty item, mainly toilet partitions and washroom accessories.
As a company we have over 50 years of hands on industry experience dealing exclusively in Latin America and The Caribbean. Our staff has extensive knowledge of door and hardware applications and how they relate to specific project types. Over the years we have supplied everything from large five star beach resorts to petroleum refineries and everything in between. Should a customer have a question we are unable to answer immediately our corporate memberships in associations like the Door and Hardware Institute (DHI) and National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) ensures that we have access to leading industry consultants and specialists for answers.
Access has come a long way over the past 20 years but some things have not changed, mainly our approach to providing our customers with the best customer service available anywhere and our appreciation for the loyalty our customers and manufacturers have shown us over the years. We only pursue long term business relationships that are beneficial for all parties. Our approach has served us very well and this same approach is what we will rely on to carry us into the future.