About Us



The business was formed in 1983 by the merger of two innovators in records management and archiving, Metrofile and Records Storage & Management. Metrofile has been true to this spirit of innovation throughout its history, celebrating many ‘firsts’ along the way. The company has been, for instance:

The first to introduce off-site records storage
The first to introduce sophisticated random-based storage software systems
The first to pioneer outsourced scanning bureaus
The first to offer image and data hosting services

More than 30 years after it was formed, Metrofile remains the only full-service company that is able to offer a comprehensive range of solutions to suit the needs of all of its clients.



Metrofile is a proud member of PRISM, the global trade association for information management companies. Further information about PRISM is available at prismintl.org


Metrofile is fundamentally committed to equality and empowerment in every aspect of its business. The company therefore sees broad-based black economic empowerment as a pragmatic growth strategy that aims to realise the country's full economic potential while simultaneously bringing the black majority into the economic mainstream.