South African Acquisition Positions Crown as the only Global Records Management Company in Africa

Online PR News – 11-September-2009 – – Crown Records Management, the world's number one private business information storage company, announced the acquisition of Athema Archiving, a South African records management business based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

With the acquisition of this company and highly-developed scanning operation in South Africa, Crown's clients will enjoy a full spectrum of services ranging from imaging, data extraction, electronic media storage, secure and confidential waste destruction and traditional document storage services.

Established in 1983, Crown Records Management currently serves clients in 52 countries and brings its vast global knowledge and high-technology solutions to the South African marketplace. Innovative technologies provide clients with Web-based systems to retrieve records in storage, generate customized reports, and access invoices and billing information. Off-site data storage and hosting services enable clients to access electronic files on a secure, Web-based browser.

Flamely Fourie, who was previously based in Dubai, UAE, in charge of Crown's records management division, will oversee Crown South Africa's records business. Fourie said, "I am excited about the growth potential. We will be focusing on additional scanning business, as well as more media storage and certified destruction services."

Crown's Record Management in South Africa, headquartered in Johannesburg, operates and serves 300 clients throughout Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.

Philip Briton, Crown's group vice president of Records Management added, "This acquisition strengthens our development program throughout the continent. South Africa is currently in the top five fastest growing economies and Crown looks forward to serving the needs of clients in the quickly growing industry."

To read more about Crown Records Management in South Africa, please visit our Web site at

Crown Records Management
Crown Records Management ( serves large and small corporations around the world. The company’s services include storage of hard copies and electronic business information, scanning, imaging, data conversion, data hosting, escrow and destruction services. Crown Records Management is a division of the Crown Worldwide Group (, which serves over 10,000 customers from over 250 locations in 52 countries. Crown Worldwide Group's other divisions include Crown Relocations, Crown Fine Arts, Crown Logistics and Crown Wine Cellars. Established in 1965, the Crown Worldwide Group is a privately held company with global headquarters in Hong Kong.

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