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Storetec to save over €13,200 per month by installing an ibml document imaging solution

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Kodakalaris announces today that Storetec, a UK document scanning bureau based in Hull, has significantly increased its capacity by installing a high performance ibml ImageTrac document scanning solution to cater for substantial demand for its services.

This investment provides additional scanning capacity to meet the demand for scanning services.

The unit supplied by Kodakalaris, is part of a forward thinking investment strategy which will allow Storetec to easily double its monthly production capacity with no additional manpower required. Kodakalaris is also providing a comprehensive service and support package of thorough operator training.

By utilising the performance of the ibml equipment and reorganising the physical layout of its bureau, Storetec expects to avoid employing an additional seven staff as services ramp up. This equates to a cost saving of around £11,000 (€13,200 ) per month or 1,122 man-hours.

Today Storetec processes around 4 million documents per month and expects this to rise to 8 million within the next 12 months given the pipeline of confirmed work, current lead generation activities, and recruitment of additional sales staff.

In 2013, Storetec saw a 1200% increase in sales from existing customers, 267% growth in new clients and 856% rise in web-based sales enquiries. Located in a new £450,000 (€540,000) production facility totaling 7,000 sq. feet, the business employs 73 staff and is rapidly growing with profits increasing 138% last year. With clients like Brewin Dolphin, Lloyd’s, Shell, Rolls Royce, along with Northumbrian Water and the NHS.

Neil Robson, Storetec’s founder and managing director, says, “Quality scanning and customer service is fundamental to respond to our clients’ document processing needs which has led us to invest in new scanner technology. At the time of purchase, we didn’t strictly need the capacity, but we’ve got money to invest in our business so we decided to buy the ibml scanner early, learn how to use it properly so we’re ready to get the best from it as sales ramp up this year and beyond.”

Robson adds, “The bureau has been reorganised so paper flowing through is more efficient. When boxes come in to be scanned, they run seamlessly through the bureau in one run from preparation to scanning and then on to the post scanning team who do our database work. This means we avoid re-handling paper and boxes which just slows our whole operation down.”

Storetec has had a long-term partnership with Kodakalaris and also uses a fleet of its production scanners within the business. To cater for larger customers and to keep operational costs down given the throughput required, Storetec decided to install an ibml ImageTrac scanner along with DocNetics suite of imaging software.

The ibml scanner provides duplex scanning at 300 dpi and is able to process up to 438 pages per minute [A4 size]. In addition to providing high quality, efficient processing at exceptional speeds, it also reduces document preparation costs by allowing documents of multiple sizes and thicknesses to be scanned in a single pass. The scanner can cope with rice paper right up to card stock, in other words, 45 g/m2 to 200 g/m2, and its 1,500 sheet feeder can be refilled while the scanner is actually working.

Once paperwork is digitised, customers either access the information using Storetec’s Freedocs portal or the images are securely transferred to populate clients’ electronic document management systems. As part of the project, Storetec also refreshed its HP servers and network to ensure the processing performance of the new scanner is maximized and resilience ensured.