It's not necessary to memorize your documents: this company can Recall them for you. Recall Corporation is one of the world's largest information management companies, helping some 80,000 customers store and protect (and sometimes destroy) important documents and data. Recall's services include physical and electronic document storage and retrieval, protection of computer backup data, and destruction of sensitive documents. The company operates about 300 facilities in more than 20 countries on five continents. Recall was established in 1977. Today it is a subsidiary of Australian industrial conglomerate Brambles Group.
Recall reports its revenue across four business segments: Document Management (storage, retrieval, and delivery services), Data Protection, Digital Solutions, and Secure Destruction. Its ReQuest Web offering is an inventory management tool that lets customers place orders, track information, and generate reports. The company serves clients in a diverse set of industries, including the consumer, banking and finance, entertainment, government, manufacturing, legal, insurance, and health care sectors.
The firm accounts for nearly 20% of its parent company's sales, though Brambles is turning its focus towards its core logistics business. Over the last five years, Brambles has sold its waste management, material handling, and other businesses as part of these efforts. In 2011 it placed Recall on the block, hoping to gain about $2 billion from the sale, which it had intended to use in part to cut debt. However, in 2012 it cancelled those plans after bidders failed to meet its asking price.
The company sees its wide geographic distribution of operations as its competitive strength, and Recall continues to expand its footprint. In 2011 it acquired Securit, the US-based document storage business of Shred-it International, to complement its existing document storage offerings. It also expanded its document destruction operations the US that year by opening new destruction facilities in Memphis and Roanoke, Virginia. Recall expanded internationally in 2011 when it began operating in Zurich. – less