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About DRS

Who we are

Our combined experience, knowledge and expertise has earned DRS the reputation of being the global leader in scanning, recognition and processing products and solutions for the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

DRS was established in London in 1969 as a data-capture bureau.  The printing and scanning services were later expanded to include the design and manufacture of OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) scanners, predominantly selling them into the education market to capture student assessment, registration and attendance data.  Our experience in the education sector, coupled with our skills in producing forms optimised for scanning and electronic capture, led to our involvement in large-volume OMR projects.

Our reputation has grown and we have now become the name to trust for delivering time-critical and large-scale one-off contracts for exercises such as examinations, voter registration, elections and censuses.  Now we not only provide forms and scanners, but we implement complete solutions for logistically challenging projects in these markets.

DRS floated as a fully listed company on the London Stock Exchange in 1994. Since then, we have grown in strength and employ over 200 of the highest calibre people in their respective fields, delivering mission-critical projects all over the globe.  We operate from several sites in Milton Keynes.

What we do

DRS products and solutions are used across the globe on large-volume, time-critical projects such as the capture and processing of data for large-scale examinations, elections, population censuses and financial documentation.

The DRS Group has a wealth of experience in delivering time-critical, high-volume and complex data-capture projects for clients spanning the globe.  From international aid agencies, national governments, public and private sector organisations to the not-for-profit sector and specialist organisations, our core business focuses on the successful delivery of projects such as:

  • education administration and examination processing electronic examination marking
  • national population census
  • national voter registration
  • election ballot counting
  • financial document processing
  • large volume or complex survey work

We have built up a deep knowledge of the capture process in these areas and are able to pass this onto our customers, ensuring they adopt the most appropriate techniques and methodologies for the best results.

We work in partnership with our customers and are known as the ‘safe pair of hands’ when it comes to managing sensitive data-capture exercises. We are proud to have delivered products, services and solutions in over 50 countries around the world.  DRS products and solutions are used across the globe on large-volume, time-critical projects such as the capture and processing of data for large-scale examinations, elections, population censuses and financial documentation.

Certifications

DRS is certified to the following international standards:

  • Quality Systems ISO 9001
  • Environmental Systems ISO 14001 
  • Information Security ISO 27001
  • Business Continuity Management Systems BS 25999