Retarus Company History
1992 - Retarus is established
1993 - Corporate fax service
Software Brokerage – Retarus begins trading in software licenses.
The first faxes are sent on behalf of Retarus’ customers.
1994 - E-Mail-Security as a service
Development of an ISDN Router for cc:Mail called RMX.
Launch of a globally available dial-in platform, which links up with decentralized LAN email systems such as MHS and cc:Mail. Introduction of specialized communication services for proprietary company infrastructures via UUCP, SMTP and x.400.
Retarus offers its first email service gateway as an out-tasked solution. Increasing importance of LAN email systems for business communication means that email security gains in relevance.
The creation of our first email virus protection, available to customers either as a managed service or as a local solution.
Development of the fax infrastructure “Faxolution” for secure and reliable transmission of high volumes of faxes.
1995 - First Retarus trainee
Decentralized fax transmission hubs are built up in Germany and Austria.
1996 - Getting started with EDI business
Lotus Domino consulting services are launched.
The establishment of Interactive Voice Response and fax retrieval services.
1997 - Retarus encrypts emails
Highly integrative, optimally customized EDI services are offered for companies of any size wishing to connect their ERP systems and company applications, no matter which data formats or platforms are being used.
1998 - Retarus alarm call launched at CEBIT
Retarus takes over Communicate EDI Systems.
Launch of a new version of the Faxolution infrastructure offering optimal transactional security and virtually unlimited fax capacity.
1999 - Implementation of the Faxolution© infrastructure
2000 - Retarus Faxolution© is certified by SAP
2001 - Data center N° 2
Retarus takes over management of BITKOM’s fax Robinson list.
2002 - Retarus turns ten
2003 - Retarus WebExpress launched
WebExpress is a web-based tool that customers use to swiftly and reliably fax mailings, newsletters and corporate
information to large target groups.
2004 - Headquarters relocated to Munich
Retarus is given a bit of a makeover with the introduction of a new corporate design.
Retarus relocates from the Munich suburb of Höhenkirchen to Munich city center.
A significant expansion of the data centers.
2005 - Retarus EAS administration portal launched
Entry into the digital signature business with Retarus eSign.
2006 - Branch offices established in Switzerland, Italy and France
Retarus’ Swiss data center goes into operation.
2007 - Retarus is fax service provider N° 1
Retarus WebExpress relaunched so customers can send faxes, emails and SMS to large target groups.
2008 - Retarus counts on green energy
Retarus expands to Austria (Vienna) and Spain (Madrid)
We’re turning even greener… As of August 2008 Retarus only uses hydro-electricity to power all data centers and offices in Europe.
Retarus joins forces with RIPE NCC and Local Internet Registry. This entails a transfer to Provider Independent Addresses.
New horizons are explored as Retarus opens branch offices in Austria (Vienna) and Spain (Madrid).
2009 - retarus Inc. (U.S. headquarters) established
retarus, inc. is founded in the USA (New York).
In May Retarus moves to a new office space, – the “Criterion” building in Aschauer Straße 30, Munich – due to company growth the offices located at Neumarkter Straße were no longer able to accommodate the staff.
Retarus relocates their data center with no interruption of operations. The new data center’s air conditioning system uses geothermal heat pumps that run on green energy, underlining Retarus’ commitment to the environment.
Implementation of multihoming ensures that the Retarus infrastructure achieves optimal levels of availability.
2010 - Retarus expands to Dubai and Singapore
In its “Cool Vendors in Imaging and Print Services, 2010” report the IT research and consulting firm Gartner Inc. singles out Retarus as a Cool Vendor. Retarus receives the coveted accolade in the category “Imaging and Print Services” for its Faxolution for Exchange and SMS for Exchange services, which are based on Cloud computing technology.
2011 - Retarus goes to Australia and Great Britain
U.S. data centers launched in Ashburn (Virginia) and Chicago (Illinois).
Retarus France moves from Lyon to Paris.
2012 - Retarus named one of Bavaria’s Top 50
Retarus expands to Canada.
Unrivaled reliable SMS communication: Retarus uses multiple aggregators to ensure that 99% of business SMS are delivered to their intended recipient, no matter where they are in the world.
On December 2nd Retarus turns 20.
2013 - Europe's 500 award for Retarus
Retarus is changing its “Messaging Services” claim to “Global Messaging” in order to reflect the company’s local presence all over the world, irrespective of the customer’s size and industry and the systems they use. Retarus offers the world’s most comprehensive messaging portfolio which consists of email, fax, SMS and EDI services.
Formation of retarus (Asia) Pte. Ltd. in Singapore
Formation of retarus (Ibérica) S.L.U. in Madrid