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Customers of archive management specialist TNT can look forward to a long record of service from the company’s new state-of-the-art facility in Derbyshire. With 200km of shelving, the centre is set to store millions of government records in a 25-year deal.

The £11M Pan Government Archive Centre, based at Tetron Point industrial park, Swadlincote, is equipped to house some 12 million records. The facility was purpose-built to accommodate the longest ever contract won by TNT Express Services – a quarter of a century agreement with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to store and manage millions of government files.

TNT Archive Services – TNT’s specialist archive and record management division – recently took possession of the showpiece facility. The centre was completed ahead of schedule by ProLogis, TNT’s partner in the contract with the Government.

Giles Brown, divisional general manager of TNT Archive Services, says: “This superb centre sets a new standard of excellence amongst archiving facilities, fully meeting the stringent security and high quality environmental needs of our customer. The MoD contract is one of the largest single contracts of its kind in the UK and marks TNT out as leading player in the archive services market.”

The 9,300sq m building will accommodate 12 million records belonging to the MoD and key government departments, such as the Home Office, the Department for Trade and Industry, as well as other TNT customers.

Laid end-to-end the documents to be stored at Swadlincote would stretch more than 200km – the distance from London to Birmingham.

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