19 February, 2013
New organization will support UAE mailroom and document management solutions
DUBAI/ZURICH, 19th February 2013: Transguard Group and Swiss Post Solutions (SPS) today signed a Joint Venture Agreement towards a strategic alliance to create ‘Transguard SPS;’ the new UAE-based mailroom and document management solutions provider.
With a long history in Facilities Management services, Transguard has a proven track record in meeting the growing needs of the UAE. Establishing a mailroom and document management provider is a natural extension of this core business. Transguard SPS will alleviate labour-intensive administration duties by providing traditional and digital mailroom solutions, reprographics and managed print services, invoice processing, order management, claims management, scanning and indexing, live filing and eArchive facilities. The results of these leading-edge digital solutions will be significant cost savings for organisations and therefore their customers. Transguard selected SPS as partner in creating this new organization based on SPS’ experience with a broad range of industries and major international blue chip companies.
“When we began our search for the best partner for this endeavour, our goal was to bring in an industry leader who could provide experience in the document management area to complement our core Transguard businesses and knowledge of the UAE market,” said Geoff Shewry, Transguard Deputy Managing Director. “Swiss Post Solutions was the natural choice as they have a solid reputation and their worldwide experience perfectly matches the current and future needs of the UAE market.”
The importance of proper document management and reliable mailroom services continues to grow in the region. Transguard currently handles nine of the top ten banks in the UAE and Transguard SPS will complement the services already provided to the banking industry. Based in Dubai, Transguard SPS will be headed by Nigel Hall, Executive Director Transguard.
"Transguard is the perfect partner for us as there is such a great fit between what we both do,” said Jonathan King, Chief Executive Officer, Swiss Post Solutions UK and Ireland. “Both businesses are known for exceptional quality of service, reliability and efficiency. Working together our clients will benefit from a broader range of services tailored to their commercial needs now and in the future."
SPS is the global business division of the Swiss Post Group, the world’s leading specialist providers of outsourced physical and digital mailrooms. Employing more than 8,000 people across 24 countries, each year SPS scans over 160 million images and delivers over 1 billion personalised mailings.
Added Frank Marthaler, CEO SPS, "We are excited to partner with Transguard as we focus our combined energies to serve an increasing number of cross-border clients with industry-leading solutions and services. The relationship with Transguard represents a powerful opportunity for SPS to move into this expanding new area.”