Document archiving and storage - The Genus Group

Specialists in the preservation of images and documents
Welcome to The Genus Group, traditionally the supplier of microfilm consumables to the bureau trade, the company has expanded in various connected markets where it has gained expertise over the last 35 years, and can now offer so much more in the digital document management arena.

Genus offers integrated digital preservation solutions, incorporating digital to microfilm, microfilm scanning, document management software, paper scanning, book scanning, equipment service, large format, print, and web-hosted document archiving.

Genus is the trading name of J & J Negus Ltd, which has been trading since 1974 from its headquarters in Warwickshire. Employing 30 staff it services customers in over 60 countries worldwide.

Genus is a specialist in the provision of solutions and services for imaging, document and archive management.

Our scope of supply consists of 6 main areas:


Imaging Hardware

A complete range of book, document, microfilm and large format scanning equipment.


Digitisation Solutions

Bespoke on-site and outsourced imaging. Digitisation, conversion and reformatting services offering an end to end solution.



Dedicated micrographic solution specialists and exclusive FUJIFILM distributor for EMEA. Worldwide distributor of a complete range of consumable and scanning technology.


Content Management

Document and Asset Management solutions providing both internal server and hosted Cloud (SaaS) solutions.


Technical Support

A complete range of support services for on and off-site, contract and ad-hoc coverage of digital and micrographic equipment and solutions.



End to end provision of print, graphic and web design requirements.

The Genus Group in short…

With over 40 years experience of handling and solving peoples business information problems we like to think that we are unique in our approach. We come and look at your problem so that we can offer tailor made advice.

We understand that every technology has its disadvantages. We understand how to avoid those disadvantages to deliver an excellent and bespoke solution.

Genus is part of the J & J Negus Ltd group of companies registered at 15 Hammond Close, Attleborough Fields Ind.Est., Nuneaton, WARKS, CV11 6RY, U.K.
Registration number 1168979.

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Company Timeline

2015: New Educational Open Days held in Nuneaton. The launch of Rowe large format scanners and Metis book scanners in the UK.

2014: New Digitisation Studio and updated conference room facilities at Nuneaton.

2013: Appointed sole European, African and Middle East Distributor for Fujifilm microfilm products

2012: Launch Hyperwave content and document management software to UK. Relaunch of web site

2011: Launch InoTec and Avision Document scanner ranges into UK. Launch e-commerce site for document scanners

2010: Creation of Imaging Technology – specialising in book, film and document scanners and software

2009: Purchase of Eichner Mikrofilmhaus – worldwide distributor of microfilm consumables and owner of the Ozaphan microfilm product range.

2007: Purchase of the micrographic service division of Graphic Data UK Ltd and EDM to create our own Microfilm Equipment Service Division

2005: Creation of the Large Format division – specialising in plotting and scanning equipment for engineering drawings

2004: Purchase of OITUK Ltd – developer of Document and Record management software

2004: Purchase of Silver Lining – specialist manufacturer of microfilm chemicals

2002: Purchased The Green Sheet – US Microfilm magazine

1999: John Negus retired

1998: Purchase of Graphic Press – commercial designer and printer

1998: Purchase of REAL – worldwide manufacturer of microfilm diazo and silver duplicators

1998: Purchase of JRK ImaginGraphics – European distributor of microfilm diazo

1996: Paul Negus becomes MD

1995: Published Micrographics Modem in French and German

1995: Started striping and cutting 105mm diazo products

1994: Started manufacturing microfilm jackets with creation of The Microfilm Factory Company

1993: Started manufacturing our own products - cartridges, spools, boxes etc

1992: Started marketing world wide

1992: Published the Micrographics Modem - the bible of microfilm consumables

1992: Opened office and warehouse in France

1992: Warehouse in Nuneaton extended to twice its original size

1986: Started magazine The Micrographic Market Place that later turned into The Green Sheet and now IDMi.

1984: Name changed to The Microfilm Shop - Opened existing office and warehouse on Attleborough Fields Ind Est, Nuneaton, UK.

1982: Moved to supplying retail with microfilm consumables.

1980: Moved to supplying trade with microfilm consumables.

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