The agreement grants the French-owned group access to a new European market for its records management services, which will be marketed in Romania under its flagship brand AGS Records Management.
“The Distristoc acquisition has opened the door to new and exciting opportunities for us,” commented MOBILITAS Group CEO Cédric Castro. “As AGS Records Management, we will be able to offer Romanian clients services tailored to the entire document lifecycle as well as auditing, consulting, physical records management, digitisation and digital solutions.”
Founded in 2006 by Frenchman Jean-Paul Bottcher, Bucharest-based Distristoc offers expertise in physical records management and digitisation to more than 60 private companies and public institutions.
Under the MOBILITAS umbrella, Distristoc customers can look forward to several new services, including the group’s proprietary Electronic Archiving System (EAS) solution, a digital service that manages records from their creation until their disposal.
MOBILITAS also intends to launch its Memorist brand, which encompasses a comprehensive range of solutions to preserve architectural, audio-visual, and documentary heritage. These are particularly relevant in Romania, a nation rich in artistic, cultural, and historical treasures.
The Distristoc acquisition represents a further step in the MOBILITAS strategy of expanding its footprint in Eastern Europe. The group has also bought a 10 000m² plot in Bucharest, where it plans to build new facilities to bring together its Romanian records management and removals operations.
Regionally, MOBILITAS will launch its records management services in Montenegro this June, while new facilities dedicated to household goods removals and records management are set to open in Bosnia and Croatia by the end of the year.