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Rhenus Archive Services strengthens market position by acquiring Z.A.S.

The Rhenus Group is continuing to expand its services in the field of archiving and is focusing on the pharmaceutical sector: Rhenus Archive Services, a subsidiary of Rhenus Office Systems and the specialist for document and information logistics, acquired 100 percent of the shares in Z.A.S. Zentral Archiv Service GmbH, which is based in Neubrandenburg, at the turn of the year. As a result, 40 Z.A.S. employees have been working as part of Rhenus since 1 January 2017.

Z.A.S. Zentral Archiv Service is one of the top ten archiving service providers in Germany. In addition to archiving, digitizing, making available and destroying business documents, the company, which was founded in 1994, has specialised in preserving laboratory samples and retention samples for the pharmaceutical industry in special, air-conditioned conditions.

“We’re not only gaining additional capacity at a top security archiving centre with plenty of technology through Z.A.S, but also expertise for our services in the pharmaceutical sector,” says Till-Martin Schuldt, Managing Director of Rhenus Archive Services, expressing his opinion of the acquisition. “In addition to organic growth, the takeover is an expression of our goal of carving out a market-leading position as an archiving service provider and information logistics specialist for the pharmaceutical sector.”

Bernd Mohnsahme, who was previously managing director of Z.A.S and will continue in this position in future too, believes the growth prospects are excellent thanks to the company’s integration in the Rhenus world. “The merger of the two companies increases the scope and the quality of the products on offer for customers and therefore improves our position over our rivals.”

In addition to the pharmaceutical industry, firms in the housing and financial sector, wholesale and retail, media and publishing, supplies and disposal and chemical industries, tax advisor and legal practices, insolvency administrators or museums and libraries use the services provided by Z.A.S. 12,500 square metres of covered space, among other things, are available at the company headquarters in Neubrandenburg for the long-term and certified storage of archive materials.

About Rhenus Office Systems

Rhenus Office Systems GmbH provides system services for domestic and international document logistics: ranging from incoming mail to digitization and archiving and even data destruction – and it makes available specialist personnel. Rhenus Office Systems provides all-round support for customers’ physical and digital information and helps them implement their digital strategy. The Rhenus Group is a logistics specialist with global operations and generates turnover of EUR 4.6 billion. Rhenus has business sites at over 500 locations and employs more than 26,000 people.

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