History

History 

1997    

Company founded under the name of «aquawork»

2001

Change of name to «docusave»
Entry into the commercial register 

2002          

Operational deployment during floods in Prague
Project in collaboration with SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation) and the Swiss Society for Cultural Property Protection (SGKGS)
Development of a new transportable vacuum freeze drying system
Instruction and support for the people in charge in Prague

2005

Operational deployment during a major natural disaster in Switzerland
Support at 120 sites of damage within a fortnight
Recovery and treatment of over 100 tons of material

2006

Further development of the dynamic vacuum freeze drying systems for paper in cooperation with other specialists/construction of new vacuum freeze drying systems

2006 / 07

Application of the newly developed systems at sites for the drying process, for example at banks 

2007

Operational deployment during a major natural disaster in Switzerland
Support at 80 sites of damage within a fortnight 

2008

Development of semi-automatic vacuum freeze drying systems, optimisation of the inner tank and the programmes, especially for sensitive materials

as of 2009  

More and more operational deployments also abroad (Luxembourg, France, Denmark, Argentina)

2010

Development of a cleansing system for the treatment of mould growth on documents and other sensitive materials on the basis of microbiological analyses and bio monitoring

2011

Expansion of the production facilities at Burgergut Uetendorf

2011

IADA Congress in Bern, presentation and paper by Guido Voser on the possibilities and limitations of vacuum freeze drying

2012

Presentation and lecture at Lloyd's, London, workshop at the IFASIC conference in Lisbon (International Fine Art & Species Insurance Conference)

2012-15

Development of an inventory method with QR-Code
used in the Project Royale Library Copenhagen 

2012-14

Further development of our own inventory software as an optimal object tracking system from salvage to completion of processing and as a tool for proving applied decontamination measures

as of 2013

Long-term consultancy mandate for Zurich Central Library to support and accompany the development and implementation of an emergency and security concept with regard to material recovery and competence training

2013/14

Development and construction of our own negative pressure chapels, adapted to the decontamination of mould infestation

2014

Management taken over by Barbara Mordasini Voser, deputy Gianclaudio Mordasini

2014

Visit by Randy Silverman, Head of Preservation, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah; joint implementation of a series of experiments: watering and drying of half-leather volumes with marbled paper, followed by a return visit to Washington

2014

Relocation of the expanded production from Burgergut to Zelgstrasse in Uetendorf

2014

IADA Symposium in Amsterdam

2015

Relocation of the administration, external service, internal service and technology departments from Seftigen to Uetendorf. Construction of a new decontamination and cleaning centre in Uetendorf

2015

IADA Congress in Berlin, exhibition stand

2016

Shooting of the first docusave company video

2017

Set up and occupy quarantine facilities, offer to store contaminated documents, which are inventoried and can be retrieved and decontaminated individually if required

2017

IADA Symposium in Oslo, Presentation and Workshop

2017

Operational deployment in flood disasters in Switzerland
Support at 24 damage sites in one place
Salvage and treatment of 38 tons of material

2017

Further training courses «Mould in archives» and «Leadership & logistics» in Uetendorf

2018

Opening of a branch office in Denmark

2018

Construction of large vacuum cleaning chambers with integrated air washing. These systems can be used directly at the customer's site

2018/19

Operational deployments in Norway and Denmark

2018

International NKF Congress in Reykjavík, exhibition stand and workshop

as of 2018

Rental of large storage areas (quarantine storage) in Uetendorf

2018

Cooperation with an independent art consultancy company for the appraisal of salvage objects in the art sector

2018

Takeover and use of the large seminar room

2018/19

Move of the decontamination and cleaning centre to the Aarestrasse 29 site; now everything except vacuum freeze-drying, cold storage and long-term quarantine storage is under one roof: administration, decontamination and cleaning, technology, storage for work materials and relocation, seminar room and workshop

2019

Change of legal form from docusave Guido Voser to docusave AG, new logo

2019

Development of the DCM docusave Climate Monitoring System for climate control in storage rooms

2019

Cultura Suisse in Bern, first trade fair for museums, monument conservation and cultural assets, exhibition stand together with Oekopack Conservus AG, Atelier Strebel AG, Artexperts GmbH and Florian Pfister, Interval Security AG

2019

Decontamination of archaeological pottery shards from the Neolithic period in cooperation with the archaeological service, Bern

2020

Cultura Suisse in Bern, exhibition stand

2020

Presentation of the docusave RescueKit, basic emergency equipment

2020

Occupation of a freezer warehouse with 70 pallet spaces

2020

Development of an application software for relocation logistics within the scope of a project

2020/21

Development of a digitisation system for deformed and contaminated files

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