About Us

Midwest Office Technology is an independent office equipment and business technology provider with offices in Des Moines, IA and Lenexa, KS, a suburb in the Kansas City metro area. We serve thousands of businesses in Iowa, Kansas and Missouri.


We offer sales, leasing, rental, service and supplies of document imaging hardware: copiers, printers, fax machines, scanners, large format and multifunction devices. We stock a full range of supplies and our friendly, factory-certified service technicians keep your equipment running smoothly.


We also offer a variety of software, solutions and professional services related to document and content management, security, archiving, retrieval, disaster recovery, regulatory compliance and much more.


Midwest Office Technology - making your office work easier.



History of Midwest Office Technology

In 1960, Kenneth Illig left IBM and started a small typewriter repair company in Kansas City. In that same year, three gentlemen in Des Moines started a similar business. By 1972, Ken Illig had purchased the Des Moines business and continued to grow both companies through the sales and service of typewriters, then calculators and finally copiers.


In the late 1980s, Mr. Illig purchased Metro-Plex Information Systems. MOT has always had a small presence in the Topeka area but decided to increase its presence there and so purchased Modern Office Methods in February of 2003.


In January of 2003, the names of all the companies were changed to Midwest Office Technology to reflect the new direction of our businesses - we have moved from simply selling and servicing copiers to becoming a full-line dealership providing total office solutions to customers in the three state area - Iowa, Kansas and Missouri


Susan Illig, Ken's daughter was born and raised in Kansas City. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and a masters from Colorado State University. Ken asked Susan to become involved in the companies in 2002, so he could enjoy a well-deserved retirement. Susan purchased the MOT companies from Ken in January 2004 and served as the company President until her retirement in 2017, when the businesses became part of Summit Technology Affiliates, which is a diverse, growing technology powerhouse with many locations around the country.


MOT is now positioned to execute on plans to make significant investments  in technology and infrastructure resources to enhance how we do business and to expand the solutions we offer to our customers which will ultimately continue - making your office work easier.




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