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Outstanding quality of PDF/A conversion with 3‑Heights™ PDF to PDF/A Converter at LBBW Asset Management  

Brief portrait of LBBW Asset Management

LBBW Asset Management is a full subsidiary of the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg and is centrally responsible for institutional asset management within the LBBW group. LBBW Asset Management has a volume of around 48 billion euro in assets under management and around 25 billion euro under administration and counts among the most significant asset managers in Germany. The most important business areas are the management of special funds for institutional investors, direct investment mandates for insurance companies, and public funds for institutional and private investors.

Application requirements

Various marketing documents at LBBW Asset Management are automatically generated in PDF format and distributed to different recipients via a “central service” based on an in-house Java development. LBBW Asset Management wanted an option to transmit these documents in PDF/A format. However, the previous reporting application was unable to generate PDF/A documents. The central file distribution service was therefore extended to enable the conversion of PDF documents to the ISO long-term storage format PDF/A. The conversion software specifications were an uncomplicated connection via a Java API and compatibility with Windows and Linux. Additionally, the conversion of PDF documents to PDF/A should not lead to any discernible loss of quality in the end result. 


The solution was based around the 3‑Heights™ PDF to PDF/A Converter from PDF Tools AG that fulfills all of these requirements. The PDF software was simply integrated in central services via the JAVA API.

Customer benefits

The new function enables the automated distribution of marketing documents within LBBW Asset Management in PDF/A standard. The customers find the good visual quality of the PDF/A documents convincing. Installation and use under Windows and Linux went smoothly thanks to simple integration via JAVA API. Support requests were quickly responded to and processed.

Customer opinion

The 3-Heights™ PDF to PDF/A Converter was easy to install and meets all of our requirements.

Andreas Boxleitner,
Head of the IT Administration Group,
LBBW Asset Management


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Customer: Andreas Boxleitner,
Head of the IT Administration Group,
LBBW Asset Management

Product used:
3‑Heights™ PDF to PDF/A Converter

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