Since the company was founded in 2001, Kirtas Technologies has pioneered and perfected the technology used today in quality, high-speed, nondestructive mass book digitization.
Today, Kirtas is recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States according to Inc. Magazine. In fact, Kirtas is on the list for the first time at #199—a true testament to the growth of the market and the need for high-quality digitization systems and services.
“If you want to find out which companies are going to change the world, look at the Inc. 500,” said Inc. Editor Jane Berentson. “These are the most innovative, dynamic, fast-growing companies in the nation… The Inc. 500 list is Inc. magazine’s tribute to American business ingenuity and ambition.”
The demand for digitization to enable access and ensure preservation of rare and fragile documents is growing rapidly. In fact, a report by InfoTrends, the leading worldwide market research and strategic consulting firm for the digital imaging and document solutions industry, indicates the book scanning market will more than double in value by 2011.
“We know this is true because some of the world’s most renowned universities and libraries are utilizing Kirtas systems and services,” noted Kirtas Founder and CEO Lotfi Belkhir. “While universities and libraries are the early adopters of this technology, the digitization of bound materials goes well beyond their needs. Private corporations, government agencies and historical societies are also at the forefront of the digital revolution and they are demanding a quality, high-speed solution for their businesses.
“Being recognized on the Inc. 500 list is a tremendous honor for Kirtas and everyone associated with the company,” Belkhir continued. “Thanks to the hard work, time and talent of so many people, we’ve been recognized as one of the most innovative, dynamic and successful companies in the nation.”
About Kirtas Technologies
Kirtas Technologies is recognized as a leader in book digitization providing systems and services to 300 customers in more than 20 countries around the world. Our fully integrated systems provide a complete digitization workflow, and we offer hardware scanning systems for bound books, oversized documents and newspapers. We also provide standalone software for accurate post-processing and metadata generation, and a full complement of in-house digitization services including print on demand.