The History of Access IS
Access IS: A Brief Company History
Incorporated in December 1984, Access Keyboards was created as a rapid response custom keyboard manufacturer serving UK based customers.
In December 1992 the company obtained ISO9001 accreditation, with ISO9001:2000 accreditation following in 2002.
In 1997 Access gained accreditation as an Investor in People employer, in recognition of our commitment to the development and motivation of our staff.
In March 2007 Access formed a wholly owned subsidiary in the US called
Access (North America) inc. The facility is based in Peachtree City, south-east of Atlanta, Georgia. Access (North America) is set up to provide exceptional standards of customer support specifically for North and South American based businesses. The office provides the full range of pre- and post-sales support.
In October 2007 Access Keyboards was renamed Access IS, an abbreviation of 'Access Interfacing Solutions'. Following an extended period of developing and releasing innovative data capture solutions, we had a considerable portfolio of products and expertise beyond keyboards and we wanted our name to represent the broader product offering and engineering capability.
October 2008 saw the extension of Access' worldwide sales and support network
to include nine centres in seven countries.
In May 2009 Access upgraded its ISO9000 approval to the new ISO9001:2008 standard.
In February 2010 we expanded into adjacent facilities increasing our production floor-space by 5,000 sq ft, with the option to double this space further.
In January 2011 we released a comprehensive range of identity document readers for law enforcement, anti-money laundering, retail fraud and border control applications.
In June 2014 the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia accredited two Access electronic passport readers for use by Hajj and Umrah tour operators and agents worldwide to process the passports of pilgrims.