The future is digital, and the present is increasingly shaped by digitalization. This also applies to the way we deal with history. Almost all documents from which history will be researched, interpreted and described in the future are now only created in digital form by default.
The Historical Archive currently stores the most important surviving sources from the history of Allianz on around 2.5 kilometers of shelves. In the future, this extensive collection will also be digitally secured and made accessible. To ensure this, we are working on an extensive digitization project. All stored files will be completely recorded electronically, the most important paper documents will be reproduced digitally, and new, exclusively digital sources will be permanently archived in a comprehensive database. This will improve availability for all users and secure our knowledge of the company's history for the future, thus avoiding a digital tradition gap.