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A Brief History

Your Southern California Office Equipment Specialists...

American Business Machines, your local Canon office equipment and software provider, is your local sales and service center for Canon brand Copiers, Printers, Fax Machines, Scanners, and Business Software for Southern California including San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita Valley.

Back in the late 1920's, an enterprising young man named Wallace T. Jones opened an office equipment store located in Bakersfield, California under franchise from Remington Rand, a premier typewriter manufacturer of the era. He believed that by offering products of exceptional quality at a fair price, and supporting them with good old-fashioned customer service, his business would flourish.

Despite the years of the Great Depression his formula worked, and over the next fifty years the company consistently grew. By the late 60's, copiers were fast becoming a necessity in the business world, so in 1972, American Business Machines, continuing in its tradition of excellence, proudly became the first dealer for Canon copiers in the U.S. The demand for them was so high they quickly become the main focus of the company. Canon digital color copiers arrived in the late 80's, followed by digital black & white multifunctional copier/fax/printers in the early 90's, and American Business Machines was quick to offer them, providing customers with totally networked document management solutions. To date, the tradition of Wallace T. Jones is carried on as we continue to offer the newest and highest quality digital products at fair prices, supported by good old-fashioned customer service.

The Digital Office Specialists
We are truly driven to provide our customers with the most advanced networked systems in the industry today. We specialize in color and black and white document management, optimizing workflow in even the most demanding office environments by integrating network printing, copying, scanning, and faxing. Whether your volume is high, moderate, or low, we have the answers. As new technologies become available, we rigorously test them for performance before launching them. And our service infrastructure is designed to make customer support our number one priority. It is our high level of expertise, combined with years of experience that make us the digital office specialists.

Our Company Philosophy
We believe that customer service is the most important product we offer. Customer service begins by understanding the true needs of the customer, and providing high quality products at competitive prices to meet those needs. It also includes the support of knowledgeable and courteous administrative staff, and a competent, trained, prompt and responsive technical team. Every member of our organization is a customer service representative whose primary responsibility is to develop a working business relationship with the customers we serve.

Our Mission Statement
We have committed our business to offering the best in quality products, supported by the highest standards of customer service and technical support in our industry. We are committed to honesty, integrity and fairness in every facet of our business. We are a service-driven company dedicated to delivering complete customer satisfaction for everyone we do business with.

Our Valued Clients
Over 70 Years our company has grown to 4 locations and supports thousands of satisfied customers covering the entire Central California region. Our accounts are as large as the State of California to as small as Jan Tatangelo, a work-from-home entrepreneur. We are committed to serving each of these customers with the same, high level of service and support.

ABM is an authorized sales and service provider for multiple product lineups, including Canon, Oce, HP and many fine others. For more information on any of our products, or to receive a customized quote based on your needs, please contact your ABM representative today at (661) 912-1398 or cchapleau@abm1.com .

Canon Imagerunner Legacy Lineup: The top selling line of copier products in the United States, ranging from 25 pages per minute to 105 pages per minute.

Canon Imagerunner Advance Series: The newest lineup of Canon Multifunction products that is revolutionizing how we do business, for more information visit our Advance page.

Canon Imagepress Series: Recognizing the tremendous need for a press quality machine at a lower price point, these solutions can bring your cost per copy as low as 6 cents per page under our all inclusive service agreement. Quit waiting weeks for turn around time and produce in seconds!

Canon LBP Laser Printer Series
For businesses with high production laser printing needs, the LBP printer series has extremely high page yields and unparalleled reliability

Canon Laser Class Fax Series
No, faxing has not disappeared, and Canon has recognized that through it's production of the award winning Laser Class Fax Series

Canon and Oce Wide Format Series
From Blueprinting to Wide Format Printing, Canon and Oce provide us with comprehensive solutions to any of your wide format needs.

Software and Bundled Services
ABM is a proud provider of numerous 3rd party software applications to help you manage your document workflow, please speak with your consultant today to find out which is best for you.

American Business Machines takes great pride in contributing to the communities we serve. We are members and supporters in one way or another of the following organizations in addition to many others:

Active Member and Supporter:

San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce
Valley Industrial Association
Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce
Antelope Valley Chamber of Commerce
Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce
Palmdale Chamber of Commerce
Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce
...and many others!

Animal Acres of Acton
Child Family Center of Santa Clarita
Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley
Greater Antelope Valley Association of Realtors
Michael Hoefflin Foundation
Thunder on the Lot
The Golden Poppy
Valley Industry Association of Santa Clarita
...Numerous Local Athletic Teams and Programs

Demonstrations of the Canon Copier lineup and our Document Management Related Software are available at any of our local showrooms. To schedule an appointment at the Santa Clarita Showroom or your Office please contact Chris Chapleau today at 661-912-1398 or at cchapleau@abm1.com