BStU – the Federal Commissioner’s Office for the records of the State Security Service

Index card records storage

The Berlin office manages 39 million index cards in automated document handling systems. 17 vertical carousels from Hänel were tailored to the complex storage situation of the agency. 

Entire groups of cards were organized in different Hänel Rotomat® office carousels. These are individually adapted to the storage capacity required in each case, ensuring that the space is used to the best possible advantage.

Up to 1,500 ‘Stasi’ files are requested each day. This number of retrievals is handled by the Hänel Rotomat® office carousels quickly and reliably. 

An ergonomic workplace is a key criterion for keeping employees motivated these days. Users can operate the Hänel systems comfortably either sitting or standing. 

And the card index boxes are brought to the optimum retrieval height where they can be easily pulled out on rollers and placed on the work counter.

Archiving with the Hänel Rotomat® office carousels – reliably and ergonomically!