Company Timeline

John Negus and team outside the brand new office in 1984.
1974

Genneg Associates – was created to meet the demands of a niche microfilm consumables market, by Mr J Negus.

1980

Moved to supplying trade with microfilm consumables.

Genus Building Old
1982

Moved to supplying retail with microfilm consumables.

1984

Name changed to The Microfilm Shop – Opened existing office and warehouse on Attleborough Fields Ind Est, Nuneaton, UK.

Genus Building Old
1986

Started magazine The Micrographic Market Place that later turned into The Green Sheet and now IDMi.

1992

Warehouse in Nuneaton extended to twice its original size.

Opened office and warehouse in France.

Published the Micrographics Modem – the bible of microfilm consumables.

Started marketing world wide.

Genus Building Old
1993

Started manufacturing our own products – cartridges, spools, boxes etc.

1994

Started manufacturing microfilm jackets with creation of The Microfilm Factory Company.

Genus Building Old
1995

Started striping and cutting 105mm diazo products.

Published Micrographics Modem in French and German.

1996

Paul Negus becomes MD.

Old Photo of Paul
1998

Purchase of JRK ImaginGraphics – European distributor of microfilm diazo.

Purchase of REAL – worldwide manufacturer of microfilm diazo and silver duplicators.

Purchase of Graphic Press – commercial designer and printer.

1999

John Negus retired.

Genus Building Old
2002

Purchased The Green Sheet – US Microfilm magazine.

2004

Purchase of Silver Lining – specialist manufacturer of microfilm chemicals.

Purchase of OITUK Ltd – developer of Document and Record management software.

Genus Building Old
2005

Creation of the Large Format division – specialising in plotting and scanning equipment for engineering drawings.

2007

Purchase of the micrographic service division of Graphic Data UK Ltd and EDM to create our own Microfilm Equipment Service Division.

Genus Building Old
2009

Purchase of Eichner Mikrofilmhaus – worldwide distributor of microfilm consumables and owner of the Ozaphan microfilm product range.

2010

Creation of Imaging Technology – specialising in book, film and document scanners and software.

2011

Launch InoTec and Avision Document scanner ranges into UK. Launch www.paperscanners.co.uk e-commerce site for document scanners.

2012

Launch Hyperwave content and document management software to UK. Relaunch of www.genusit.com website.

Genus Conference Room
2013

Appointed sole European, African and Middle East Distributor for Fujifilm microfilm products.

2014

New Digitisation Studio and updated conference room facilities at Nuneaton.

Studio Tour at Genus
2015

New Educational Open Days held in Nuneaton. The launch of Rowe large format scanners and Metis book scanners in the UK.

2015

Genus celebrates second largest sales figures in company history.