KCL started scanning documents for our clients in 1996 – our first client was Sir Richard Branson, at the time CEO of Virgin Atlantic and the other Virgin companies. Mr Branson had need of conversion of a large amount of personal communications and executive office documents and KCL launched our scanning service bureau operations on the back of this prestigious project. Shortly thereafter KCL began large scale scanning conversions, beginning with scanning of Human Resources documents for Southern Railways. Dating back to British Rail days, these records needed to be scanned before the Southern franchise moved premises.
Since then, KCL has tackled all sorts of scanning projects: scanning of medical records information for a variety of hospitals, including BUPA, Classic Hospitals and eventually Spire Healthcare; scanning of consultant’s notes from various hospitals and clinics; scanning of project files for manufacturing organizations like Contego Packaging and Cable + Wireless; aperture card scanning for various rail companies; scanning of A0 and other size engineering drawings for various companies; large scale microfiche conversion for various financial services companies, including stockbrokers; and a variety of other scanning jobs for companies across England, Wales and Scotland.
KCL’s scanning bureau service was the first to offer integrated scanning services via new or existing multi-function photocopiers and multi-function devices, allowing document capture to be tied directly to the source of the document, as opposed to using it purely as an archival process.
Today, KCL’s scanning service bureaux can tackle any project, at any scale: document scanning, engineering drawings of any size, microfilm conversion to digital, microfiche scanning conversions, aperture card scanning, and including adjunct services such as long term box storage, document destruction, scan-on-demand and much, much more.