Founded in 1988, Shred-it is one of the world's leading on-site document shredding and recycling companies with more than 140 branches in over five continents. The company offers records management and data protection services. It provides shredding services for X-rays, videotapes, cassette tapes, casino chips and prototypes. Shred-it also publishes newsletters for its clients. The company provides document destruction services for individuals and businesses. It destroys manuals, activity sheets, contracts, and health and safety issue statements. The company offers services for research and development documents, including new product information, reports, formulas, product plans and specification drawings. Shred-it is a wholly owned subsidiary of Securit, which is a private Canadian company.