New partnership signals growing ambition to drive sustainability
Exertis, a leader in technology distribution, has announced a distribution partnership with sustainable technology lifecycle solutions provider, TES. The partnership will provide customers of Exertis with the ability to offer aged technology devices a second life, in a safe and environmentally friendly way.
TES gives technology assets an extended life through its globally owned and operated network of facilities, including a brand-new 102,000 square foot space in the West Midlands UK, due to open shortly.
TES ensures data security throughout the process, ensuring devices are first made completely free of any historical data. Once data is cleansed, the device can be remarketed to have a second life. If recovery and remarketing is not possible, e-waste recycling plants use state-of-the-art equipment and processing techniques to ensure the lowest possible environmental impact.
Exertis is placing a greater emphasis on sustainability, and the company’s partnership with TES is just one of the ways in which it will boost its corporate responsibility and sustainability in 2021.
TES is on mission to securely, safely and sustainably transform and re-purpose 1 billion kgs of assets by 2030. Steve Graham, VP / GM EMEA at TES, said: “TES is delighted to be selected as the approved partner in the UK for Exertis to support the independent reseller programme for all ITAD, Recycling and related services. Recently recognised as the largest global ITAD provider by Gartner, TES is well positioned to support the reseller programme, end-to-end.”
“Security, sustainability and services are at the heart of everything we do,” Graham continued. “This collaboration programme will provide Exertis, its resellers, and ultimately the end-user with the confidence that legacy and obsolete equipment from Enterprise, Computing or Mobility categories are processed and managed to the industry’s strictest controls, ensuring that maximum security and protection of the environment is guaranteed.”
The organisation uses certified erasure software Blancco and certified engineers to erase media on PCs, laptops, mobile devices, loose drives, servers or storage systems. Its data sanitisation is performed to the new NIST 800-88 R1 standard, which is recognised by governments, OEMs and global 2000 companies.
Angelo Apa, Global Head of Enterprise Vendor Management at Exertis, said: “We are truly excited to be partnering with TES, given both the importance of safe and thoughtful recycling of IT hardware and the supporting of our resellers in expanding their ability to offer more services to their end users which offer value in both monetary and sustainability terms.”
Exertis is the leading technology distributor of consumer, business and enterprise products from pioneering technology brands, playing an integral role in supplying the world with cutting-edge tech.
Over forty years Exertis has distributed the technology that transforms societies and facilitated the world’s transition to digital. These days Exertis distributes everything from AV solutions to AI-powered smart-tech. Exertis is powered by the mantra ‘our people, our customers, our business’. In 2020 it won ‘Best Company to Work For’ at the CRN Sales & Marketing Awards and had a turnover of £3.913 billion.
Exertis, a wholly owned subsidiary of parent company DCC PLC, a FTSE 100 company, represents more than 700 brands in the UK alone and continues to grow. As technology evolves, so does Exertis.
Founded in 2005, TES is a circular economy leader focused on helping customers with the commissioning, deployment and retirement of IT assets. As one of the world’s largest providers of technology lifecycle services, TES understands the common challenges faced when managing technology equipment through its lifecycle, and our bespoke, cost-effective solutions address these challenges while maintaining compliance with all local and international data security, environmental and industry regulations.
TES has an unmatched global footprint and operates 40+ locations across 20 countries with more than 1,700 employees. Our mission is to create outstanding value for our customers, employees and stakeholders as well as for the global community by leveraging our unique combination of security, value recovery and environmental expertise. Find out more at www.tes-amm.com