From a one-man show to a family enterprise.

Passion, a pioneering spirit and determination. These are the hallmarks of docusave – from its days working out of a garage up to the family enterprise it is today. In 2021, we celebrated our 20th anniversary.

Today – and tomorrow.

docusave is a dynamic enterprise. And we’ll continue to meet challenges with creative ideas and innovative solutions in the future. Our clients’ needs remain at the heart of our work, and we see obstacles as an opportunity to grow and to add to our services. We draw on digital technologies (including artificial intelligence and software programmes) to create new, flexible solutions with standardised parameters. To succeed, we have to be willing to try out new ideas and learn from our mistakes. It’s our secret to staying dynamic, agile and up to date.

docusave evolves.

The company’s relocation from Seftigen to Uetendorf in 2015 made it possible to unite all our departments under a single roof (with the exception of our vacuum freeze-drying system). The new location has plenty of room for separate cleaning and decontamination areas to treat contaminated objects. In addition, our large auditorium in Uetendorf is perfect for holding courses and workshops; we also rent additional freezer and quarantine storage space. In 2019, docusave changed its legal form. The sole proprietorship “docusave Guido Voser” was transformed into the limited company “docusave AG”, with a new logo. The company website was redesigned in 2022.

New areas of business emerge.

The fields of prevention and research were added to our services, and we developed a method for treating mould-infested materials. From then on, we offered consulting on risk analysis and emergency response planning. Our in-house inventory software – which we continue to improve to this day – was introduced as a system to index objects, from the recovery operation through the entire remediation phase. In 2014, Barbara Mordasini Voser took over as manager, and Gianclaudio Mordasini was appointed deputy manager in 2016.

Developing the docusave system.

We gained our extensive experience and expertise during interventions at countless damage sites in Switzerland and abroad. Over the years, we standardised our recovery and treatment methods to create the docusave system. These developments improved effectiveness, speed and quality, always in accordance with the prevailing international guidelines for conservation-restoration.

How it all began.

In the 1990s, as head of the conservation-restoration studio at the State Archives in Bern, Guido Voser developed Switzerland’s initial prototype of a vacuum freeze-drying system. It was first used to dry water-damaged documents after the 1993 flooding disaster in Brig, Valais (Switzerland) – and it caused a sensation. Guido Voser was aware of the machine’s potential, and he went into business for himself, perfecting the vacuum freeze-drying system to achieve exceptionally high quality in drying water-damaged documents made of paper, leather or parchment.