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Länsförsäkringar AB outsources its scanning operations to Itella Information in Sweden


Länsförsäkringar AB has decided to outsource issue management, scanning and archiving of insurance documents, invoices and other documentation to Itella Information AB, one of the Nordic region's leading suppliers in the outsourcing of document and financial management. The agreement means that 14 people in Stockholm will transfer from Länsförsäkringar to Itella.

- This cooperation with Itella will improve quality, while at the same time we will reduce our costs and improve support for the operation. It has been a long process, but now we feel we have signed an agreement with a leading supplier in this field, a supplier that has the capability and will to work together with Länsförsäkringar long term and establish a resource-efficient and rational document management system, says Douglas Andersson, Department Manager of Office Services at Länsförsäkringar.

- We are extremely pleased about the agreement with Länsförsäkringar. It's right in line with our strategy, says Katarina Dahlbäck, MD of Itella Information Sweden and also responsible for Sales Area Scandinavia.

- Taking over an entire operation feels like a natural step to take but exciting at the same time. With our already extensive scanning operations, we will be able to streamline and develop services for Länsförsäkringar, Katarina continues. -Through cooperation with us, Länsförsäkringar will gain flexibility and scalable production and at the same time benefit from our innovation and proactive contribution.

At present, Itella has several production units for scanning in Jämtland. These are also linked together in an international network with a further six production units.

- We are useful to each other in terms of efficient back-ups, for example, and it also helps to even out extreme loads in our operations. Our customers benefit from this in experiencing a constantly high level of quality, Katarina Dahlbäck states.

For further information, please contact:

Katarina Dahlbäck, MD of Itella Information AB, mobile +46 (0)76-126 99 95

Douglas Andersson, Department Manager Office Services at Länsförsäkringar AB, tel +46 (0)8-5884 1846

Itella Information boosts the efficiency of financial information flows and leads the way in electronic invoicing in Europe.  Services comprise solutions for the efficient processing of incoming invoices within the organisation, and for cost-effective sending of invoices, electronically or on paper. Itella Information operates in 15 European countries with a staff of circa 2,000 professionals. Net sales in 2008 amounted to EUR 247 million. Itella Information business group is part of Itella Group. For further information, please visit www.itella.com/informationlogistics.

Länsförsäkringar is Sweden's only customer-owned and locally-based bank and insurance group. Customers in every single one of Sweden's counties own their local and independent county insurance company. 24 county insurance comp anies work together via the jointly-owned Länsförsäkringar AB, which has three main tasks: To run business activities within property insurance, life insurance and banking, to run Länsförsäkringar's joint strategic development activities and to provide services for the county insurance companies. www.lansforsakringar.se