About Merak

The company was founded in 1976 by André Rooms. A decade later, in 1986, he joined forces with his son Henrik to launch Merak as we know it today. Their mission? To become the corporate archiving specialist. Since then, the name Merak has become synonymous with reliability and this Mechelen archiving company has expanded to seven locations in Belgium, three in Switzerland and one in the Netherlands.
Today, Merak has a team of about 130 employees. With our focus on safety, quality and service, we work together to unburden our customers.

Map of Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands showing where Merak branches are






tonnes of paper destroyed


million archive boxes under management

Long corridor of archive boxes in an archive room at Merak Schelle


Your confidential information is in good hands with us. We treat this information discreetly and with care. By using a barcode, you will never see any recognisable names on your archive material. In this way, we guarantee absolute anonymity. We can also seal your archive boxes and cases.


With more than 35 years of archive management experience, we can make an accurate estimate of what you need and the cost associated with it in no time.


The standards that Merak imposes on itself in the construction of new archive rooms are based on the British standard for the preservation of historical documents. All Merak, services are ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certified.


Merak's archive rooms are protected against fire, theft, espionage and moisture. Archive boxes and cases are specially designed for archival storage. Merak's innovative Inventory Software makes it easy to track your documents.


Merak has its own courier service that delivers 24/7. So you can increase or decrease your volume continuously in the Merak archive rooms.

International expertise

Merak is active in Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

Employees of Merak stand around a desk and have a nice conversation
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Certification & Compliance

Certificates are a must for our corporate image and customer satisfaction because they prove that: Merak is the quality partner for your archives.

Legal retention periods

Now was it 3, 5 or 10 years? How long do you need to keep certain documents? No worries. We've been keeping an up-to-date overview for you for years. You can download it for free from our website.