Access Partners

Access Partners has been in business for almost 50 years, dating back to 1969, when Tony Orfila and Rod Colato started the company which was then known as Orfila Sales Company.

With only a few principals, Orifila Sales grew rapidly, being one of the very first brokers to focus almost exclusively on non-food disposables products. As the away from home market grew, Orfila Sales grew even faster, and filled out their line and product offering to include nearly all non-food items which restaurant and commercial food establishments need to operate.

Tony became an iconic figure in industry in the process, and his company became known as one of the very best operations in the industry. In 1999, Tony retired, and soon thereafter, the company changed its name to Access Group, covering both Northern and Southern California.

A refinement of the name was initiated in 2009, laying the framework for expansion into other western markets.  Access Advantage was created as a new division of Access Partners. Access Advantage is a stand-alone entity dedicated to working with the multi-unit and chain account restaurants.

In 2014 Access Partners merged with Ranger Marketing, resulting in the combined companies employing over 50 people covering 10 western states. The same year the acquisition of Miller Marketing resulted in greater resources, broader reach, and more people to serve the jan-san principals and customers in our market. Access Partners became Southern California’s largest jan-san agency, representing many of the top lines in the industry. In 2015 the company expanded its territory into the Pacific Northwest.

If you have ever spoken to anyone that has worked with us, you will know that we are about much more than landing the next deal. Rather than short-term transactions, our reputation has been forged on a set of long held beliefs; the foundation of our company DNA. We look forward to working closely with all of our partners as we move forward in our integrated venture.

As part of IPEX we offer you market representation in California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming. When you work with an IPEX company, you will benefit from deep local market expertise, integrated reporting, and aligned sales and marketing strategies across all your national markets.