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Ingram Micro agree partnership with Circular Computing™ to sell carbon-neutral remanufactured laptops

This move further indicates mainstream acceptance of these best-in-class remanufactured Dell, HP and Lenovo laptops and the IT industry taking steps to address its carbon footprint. 

Sustainable IT specialist, Circular Computing™ has signed an agreement with Ingram Micro which will mean their resellers and their customers will now have easy access to carbon-neutral remanufactured Dell, HP and Lenovo laptops.

Michael Farrah, Senior Commercial Director at Ingram Micro commented on the new partnership. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Circular Computing™, not only so we can offer our customers best-in-class remanufactured laptops, but also so we can offer a genuinely sustainable solution for the provision of IT equipment. Sustainability is high on the agenda in the IT industry and we feel that this partnership can be a significant contributor towards improving sustainability and re-enforcing the benefits of the circular economy.

Circular Computing™ have invested years of research and development and built a state of the art facility to get to this point – where a remanufactured laptop can have reliability that is comparable to new and they can be produced in their thousands to the same high standard of quality.

Unlike refurbished IT equipment, which depending on the provider can be inconsistent and unreliable, remanufactured laptops go through a rigorous 300-step process and quality control procedures to ensure they meet the needs of enterprise users and have been proven to perform at 97 percent of equivalent new devices.

Rod Neale, Founder of Circular Computing™, said: “We are delighted to be joining forces with a giant of the IT industry to offer our product to a much wider network of companies and organisations. For many years, we focused on creating the right product as we knew offering reliability and high-performance, alongside a carbon-neutral laptop, was crucial to its success. We now need to let the world know about it and challenge IT leaders to rethink their procurement strategy.”

Remanufacturing laptops reuses most of the original device therefore the emissions, water use, and resources needing to be mined are significantly reduced versus new equipment – they are also up to 40 percent lower cost.

To find out more about remanufactured laptops and sustainable IT, visit  Circular Computing™ website.

For every laptop Circular Computing™ sells, 316kg of CO₂ emissions and 190,000 litres of water use are saved, and 1,200kg of mining minerals is prevented versus the equivalent sale of a new laptop. They also plant five trees for every laptop sold, in the buyer’s name.

Remanufactured vs refurbished laptops

Whilst refurbishing gets an old laptop into working order, remanufacturing is the process of returning the laptop to its original performance, with a warranty that is equivalent to when it was purchased new. In other words, remanufacturing is building a second-hand laptop that feels brand new, but without the associated costs.

Circular Computing’s remanufactured laptops are carbon neutral, and cost up to 40 percent less than the nearest new device.

About Circular Computing

Circular Computing™ is the world’s first secondary equipment manufacturer. The parent company, A2C Services Ltd has been around since 1992, but in more recent times set out on a mission with a simple thought –  how can we remanufacture a laptop to be ‘like new’?

Since then, the business has built a state-of-the-art remanufacturing facility and developed a 300 stage process to deliver HP, Dell and Lenovo laptops that have comparable performance and reliability to ‘new’.

About Ingram Micro
Ingram Micro are a global leader in technology and supply chain who sell approximately 1.5 billion units across 160 countries each year. They represent many suppliers and offer brands such as Acer, Apple, Cisco, Citrix, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, Samsung, Symantec and VMware to their 250,000 plus customers across North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

Phone: +44 (0)2392 530291


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