Loffler Companies Doubles the Size of IT Solutions Group with Acquisition of Clear North Technologies of Plymouth, MN

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Clear North Technologies clients to benefit from Loffler’s broad range of products and services, specialized training, award-winning service and support, and customer-first focus. Loffler and its clients will benefit from the Clear North team’s knowledge and expertise, quality managed services, cloud, storage, and virtualization services.


We are so happy to welcome the Clear North team to Loffler, to help us strengthen our already robust IT offerings and double the size of our IT Group. Their knowledge in Managed Services, Cloud, Storage and Virtualization is industry-leading ...

Loffler Companies is pleased to announce they have acquired Clear North Technologies, a leading Minnesota-based IT solutions provider headquartered in Plymouth, MN. Loffler Companies welcomes Clear North Technologies’ team of tenured professionals to their Bloomington headquarters to expand Loffler’s IT sales and service force, and solidifying Loffler's position as a market leader in IT managed services and solutions.

“We are so happy to welcome the Clear North team to Loffler, to help us strengthen our already robust IT offerings and double the size of our IT Group. Their knowledge in Managed Services, Cloud, Storage and Virtualization is industry-leading and will enhance our efforts to serve clients in the best way possible to exceed their expectations,” said Jim Loffler, President and CEO, Loffler Companies. “We share Clear North’s passion for world-class service and are excited to bring our broad offerings of products and services, specialized trainers, flexible billing and financing options and award-winning service and support to all our new clients.”

“We are pleased to have reached this agreement to become part of Loffler Companies, the leading and largest privately owned technology and services companies in the Upper Midwest.  We believe Loffler’s complete line of integrated and managed solutions will clearly benefit our clients and complement the offerings of Clear North,” said Phil Fortmeyer, a Partner at Clear North. “Loffler is a Minnesota-based, family-owned and nationally recognized business that offers personalized service with industry-leading product partners which creates the best solutions for organizations of all sizes.”

Loffler is one of the top Canon and Konica Minolta dealers in the country, as well as providing products from Xerox, HP, and Lexmark. Rounding out their suite of technology solutions are IP Phone Systems, Managed Print Services, Document Management and On-Site management of copy centers and mailrooms. Loffler Companies is now the largest privately owned company in the Upper Midwest offering business technology and services, supported by a team of professional trainers, phone support, and a nationally recognized service organization.

Loffler Companies was recently named to the Elite 150 of CRN’s 2016 Managed Service Provider 500 (MSP500) list. CRN is the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel. The MSP500 is an annual list which recognizes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose cutting-edge approach to managed services puts end-user customers in the best position to improve efficiencies, cut costs and speed time to market for their own products and services.

“As businesses increasingly turn to managed service providers to fulfill their IT needs, Loffler’s IT Solutions Group is adding a range of professional and IT hosting services to their offerings to better serve clients,” commented James Loffler, Director of Loffler’s IT Solutions Group. “Being recognized on the Managed Service Provider 500 list validates our forward-thinking approach to providing managed services.”

Loffler recently earned recognition for the fifth consecutive year as a Star Tribune “Top Workplace,” as well as being named to Minnesota Business magazine’s list of “100 Best Workplaces in Minnesota” for four years in a row. In addition, Loffler Companies has earned the Inc. 500 award as one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for eight consecutive years, and was recently named as a finalist in the Long-Term Commitment category of the Community Impact Awards sponsored by Minnesota Business magazine. Loffler is a proud partner with St. Joseph’s Home for Children, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and many other worthy causes that help the communities in which the Loffler team lives and works. Clients appreciate working with a company whose employees enjoy their jobs and helping clients succeed, as well as a company that gives back to the community.

To find out more about how Loffler Companies can help your business or organization operate more efficiently for a lower cost, contact Loffler at 952-925-6800, or visit us online at http://www.loffler.com.

About Loffler Companies, Inc. 
Loffler Companies has been exceeding the needs and expectations of its clients for office technology and services since 1986. It provides copiers and printers (Canon, Konica Minolta, Xerox, HP, Lexmark, and Océ), managed print services, telephone systems (NEC and ShoreTel), IT solutions, voice recording systems, software & workflow technologies and on-site managed people-based services in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.

About Clear North Technologies
Established in 1993, Clear North Technologies is a leading Minnesota-based IT solution provider headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota. With more than 30 employees, the company provides technology services and support primarily for small and medium sized businesses.

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