Hugh Van Cutsem invests in Kestrel Archive, a records management company, who soon become market leader in the USA. His industry expertise and finance is used to help launch 'OSG Records Management’, a new brand which will target European,
OSG launches operations in Poland and Russia. OSG opens the first commercial archive in Russia in Tagenka and Linklaters becomes the first client. Soon after, OSG invests in a new Class A archive close to Metro Airport, in the center of Moscow, where it continues to this day.
In Ukraine, OSG sets up the first commercial archive in Kiev. New centres follow in Lviv, Odessa and Kharkiv. OSG opens in Beijing, China. Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen follow. Operations are also launched in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan and Bulgaria.
London Stock Exchange investment fund Aurora Russia invests in OSG. OSG decides to focus on the markets of Russia and Eastern Europe. The brand in China, Saudi Arabia and Turkey is transferred to regional management under local brands. OSG opens up in Armenia and
Russian Investment Fund Elbrus Capital invests in OSG. OSG launches a new data centre in the North Caucasus which is manned by more than 1000 technicians.
OSG strategically focuses on an even larger scale of development in Russia, Ukraine and CIS countries.