EVIM has been provides digitization services at various locations throughout Germany for over 20 years. "We started out at a time when the very first pure document scanners were appearing on the market and it was clear that existing paper archives were going to be digitized in the medium to long term," recalls Jochen Rasel, Division Head of Production at the Reha-Werkstatt EVIM in Wiesbaden. A separate department operating on the market under the Pixelwerk brand began specializing in scanning all kinds of documents and specifically attracted large companies and public authorities among its client base. "Just because our organizations employ people with disabilities, it doesn't mean the work they do is any less demanding in terms of mechanics or productivity — that mentality is a thing of the past. Pixelwerk primarily hires people with mental disorders to do jobs that require specialist skills," emphasizes Jochen Rasel. This kind of job opportunity is very attractive to many of the individuals who work there. Since their foundation, Reha-Werkstatt's scanning sites have been using Canon document scanners with the help and supervision of Sonis GmbH, one of Canon's long-standing partners in this line of business. "We've continually invested in and constantly upgraded our system architecture. The only thing that kept proving highly problematic for us and our employees was removing the staples from documents and mail," says Jochen Rasel.