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Business Spotlight

Olea Kiosks, Inc.

Updated June 22, 2017

Proclamation presented January 26, 2012 to Olea Kiosks, Inc. at Cerritos City Council Chambers.

Olea Inc. was founded by Chairman Fernando Olea and his sons Rene and Mark in 1975 in the garage of their Cerritos home. The company was inspired by one uniting goal; to make great furniture. Fernando, a talented and accomplished carpenter, taught Rene and Mark from a very young age the skills that would later be the key to their combined success.

Between 1977 and 1986 the Olea company grew and flourished. Olea extended its services across a multitude of industries, including a full scale educational children's exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Los Angeles (still in use today). In 1983, Olea built the first kiosk in company history for the Los Angeles County Fair. In 1993 Rene Olea's son Frank Olea came on board and under his own ambition became the main product developer for the new Olea kiosk division. The kiosk division has experienced consistent growth under Frank's advisement and has become the main profit center for Olea Inc. since 2003.

With production booming Olea decided to move its operations from Artesia into a building in Cerritos in 2011. The new facility is twice the size of the previous facility and has room for expansion. Olea's current client base spans the globe and ranges from small start ups to Fortune 100 companies, including Nike, Hot Topic, Sephora, Home Depot, Bon Ton, Cabela's, Princess Cruises, Pala Casino, Venetian Casino, and many others. At the local level, Olea designed and manufactured the enclosures for the iPad "menu" system for the Stacked restaurant chain. The secure aluminum enclosure houses the card reader, iPad and battery backup system. Olea is very proud to be a part of the Stacked story and to live and work in the City of Cerritos.

“When looking for a building our focus was mostly on the City of Cerritos. Besides the fact we all live here and went to school here the City made the most sense. It's freeway close to all major airports and is just a wonderful place to do business. The city works hard to maintain a great environment and it shows. We have customers that fly out from all over the world to tour our factory. Location was key.”

—Frank Olea, CEO of Olea Kiosks Inc.

Olea Kiosks Inc. is located at 13845 Artesia Blvd. in Cerritos. For more information, please contact them at (800) 927-8063, fax: (562) 926-5805 or visit the website at olea.com.

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