Monday, December 16, 1996

Ontrack opens data recovery laboratory in Germany

Ontrack Data International, Inc. (Nasdaq/NM: ONDI), the worlds leading provider of data recovery services, today announced the November 4 opening of its office and data recovery laboratory in Böblingen, near Stuttgart, Germany.  The facility, which joins Ontracks existing locations in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., London, and Tokyo, will serve customers in all German-speaking countries.  Responding to a growing demand for data recovery services in central Europe, Ontracks new facility will make it possible to quickly accommodate customers in emergency data loss situations.

The enthusiasm with which the German market has embraced Ontracks services is remarkable, states Michael Rogers, CEO of Ontrack Data International.  Within the new offices first few hours of business, several large corporations called to request Ontracks assistance in recovering from a data loss emergency.  One of these customers followed up its recovery by signing an Ontrack corporate contract to protect themselves in the event of a future data loss situation.  Rogers adds,  We are excited to be entering the German market and are eager to share our eleven years of industry experience to solve the data recovery needs of our German customers.  

Ontrack Data Recovery GmbH is located at Hanns-Klemm-Straße 5, 71034 Böblingen, Germany.  They may be reached by telephone at +49 (0)7031/644-0.  Customers within Germany may call Ontracks 24-hour data recovery hotline at 0130 81 51 98.

Founded in 1985 and currently employing more than 230 people worldwide, Ontrack Data International, Inc. is a leading vendor of services and software designed to maximize the integrity and security of hard disk drive data. Ontracks fully owned subsidiary, Ontrack Data Recovery, Inc., specializes in recovering lost or corrupted data from any hard drive or alternative storage device that has fallen victim to a hardware or system malfunction, human error, computer virus, natural disaster, or computer crime.  Understanding that time is critical, Ontrack offers emergency, weekend, on-site, and priority service to help users avoid expensive downtime.  Ontrack is headquartered at 6321 Bury Drive, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55346, and can be reached by phone at     800-872-2599 (612-937-5161).


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