Exertis 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 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. TES is on a 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. 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 added, “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.”