Rhenus Data Office takes over the document and data media destruction operations from Recall Deutschland

Press release

On 19 November 2014 the German Federal Cartel Office approved the acquisition of Recall Deutschland's document and data media destruction operations by Rhenus Data Office. Before that date, Recall Deutschland was part of the US-American Recall Holdings Limited.

The approval by the Federal Cartel Office seals the sales purchase agreement between Rhenus Data Office and Recall Holdings Limited that was signed on 28 August this year. Rhenus is thus expanding its activities in Germany in the field of stationary document and data media destruction.

Up to now Recall Deutschland GmbH performed document and data destruction services throughout Germany at seven different sites and employed 125 people in this field, with a vehicle fleet of 34 trucks.

"The expansion of our nationwide network of locations will help us to further strengthen our flexibility and performance in the market", explains Jens Kumbrink, member of the management of Rhenus Data Office. "At the same time, the value-added services of Rhenus Data Office and the services of our affiliated companies will be available to our new customers from a single source."

"The cooperative partnership existing between our two companies for many years has made Rhenus the first choice for Recall at the time of making the decision to sell this segment. The negotiations which started early in 2014 were held exclusively between the two of us", says Christian Coenen, President Europe of Recall Holding Limited.

Rhenus Data Office plays a leading role in the field of stationary and mobile document and data media destruction services in Europe. The company's portfolio is rounded off by services such as document rescue, complete office disposal and IT-remarketing.

The close interrelationship between Rhenus Data Office and the affiliated companies of Rhenus Office Systems, to which this entity belongs, provides a product spectrum that encompasses the entire life cycle of documents and data media.

About Rhenus Office Systems
Rhenus Office Systems GmbH provides systematic services for domestic and international document logistics; they range from incoming mail to digitalization and archiving and even include data destruction and the availability and provision of specialist personnel. Rhenus Office Systems is a hundred percent subsidiary of the Rhenus Group which provides logistics services around the globe and has annual turnover amounting to EUR 4.1 billion. Rhenus employs over 24,000 people at more than 390 locations worldwide. The Rhenus business areas – Contract Logistics, Freight Logistics and Port Logistics – manage complex supply chains and provide a wealth of innovative value-added services.

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