Data Scanning A/S buys activities in ISS Document A/S
ISS Facility A/S and Data Scanning A/S have entered into an agreement whereby Data Scanning A/S purchases all activities in ISS Document A/S, a subsidiary of ISS Facility Services A/S.
The transaction consolidates the market position of Data Scanning A/S, a subsidiary of Post Danmark A/S and a substantial player in Denmark’s market for commercial document scanning.
“This acquisition will enable us to provide even better service and a wider product range to our customers. We’re pleased that this consolidation will directly benefit our customers by ensuring even higher reliability of supply and vast know-how and expertise to develop our customers’ needs. With this acquisition, Data Scanning A/S wishes to enlarge its position in the digital-invoice processing market and secure production-related synergies in its daily work,” says Niels Frost Larsen, Managing Director of Data Scanning A/S.
ISS Facility Services A/S is also pleased with the deal:
“ISS Document A/S is a stable business but is not a central aspect of ISS’s strategy moving forward. The divestment of our activities in ISS Document A/S helps to intensify the strategic focus of ISS Facility Services A/S and also intensifies the focus of our business platform. At the same time, Data Scanning A/S gains a better position from which to maximise the potential of ISS Documents A/S in the area of document management, and the collaboration with Data Scanning A/S going forward means that ISS can continue to provide document management to its customers,” says Martin Gaarn Thomsen, CEO of ISS Facility Services A/S.
The acquisition of the activities also means that Data Scanning is taking over 21 employees from ISS Document A/S.
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About Data Scanning A/S
Today, Data Scanning A/S is a significant player in the commercial document-scanning market, and the company has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Post Danmark since 2004. Data Scanning A/S provides solutions covering every type of digitisation of letter mail and archives and supports Post Danmark’s ambition to provide the Danish business community with the option of having letter mail delivered electronically (scanned). Data Scanning A/S has around 100 employees dispersed at two departments in Denmark and, together with Post Danmark, joins the PostNord Group. PostNord provides communications and logistics solutions to, from and within the Nordic countries and generated net revenues of SEK 39 billion in 2012. PostNord has 40,000 employees who each working day distribute 11 million letters, 400,000 parcels and 11,000 pallets of goods to 25 million private customers and 2 million enterprises. Further details about PostNord are available on www.postnord.com.
ISS Document A/S is a subsidiary of ISS Facility Services A/S, a Danish company under ISS A/S. ISS A/S was formed in Copenhagen in 1901 and is now one of the world’s leading providers of facility services. ISS provides a number of different services: cleaning, property services, catering, support services, security and facility management. In 2011, ISS generated revenue of DKK 3.4 billion in Denmark and DKK 78 billion worldwide. Today, ISS has 8,500 employees in Denmark and more than 530,000 employees worldwide. ISS has its own activities in more than 50 countries in Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America and the Pacific region, serving thousands of customers in the public and private sectors alike. Further details about the ISS Group are available on www.issworld.com.