29th January 2019
Dublin, Ireland - 29th January 2019 —Wisetek, a global leader in advanced IT asset disposal, data destruction, technology reuse and manufacturing services, has this week announced the official opening of its new operations centre in Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom.
Cork headquartered Wisetek will provide IT asset disposition and data disposal services to a number of multinational organisations in the Greater London and surrounding areas. The Reading location will initially hire over 10 new employees and numbers are expected to grow beyond that.
Sean Sheehan, CEO, Wisetek, said: “Wisetek’s expansion into the United Kingdom is a strategic decision to bring our unique data destruction and IT asset disposal operations to the thriving tech industry and business community in Britain. London is the second most connected place for technology in the world after Silicon Valley, and the UK technology sector is growing almost three times as fast as the overall economy. As Wisetek expands across the globe, it is a logical step for the company to enter this market.” Sheehan continued.
In welcoming this new strategic expansion into the UK market by Wisetek, Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, said that “this new facility joins existing Wisetek facilities in Europe, Asia and the Middle East to further build on Wisetek’s worldwide network, including Its new US operation centre in Austin, Texas which I had the great pleasure of opening in March 2018. Again, this development shows how Irish companies can compete with the best in terms of innovation and flexibility and is a fine example of how the “Irish advantage” is helping to grow Irish companies internationally.”
Dennis Frize, an experienced IT asset end-of-life solutions architect, will head up the organisation as Managing Director of Wisetek UK: “I am delighted to lead Wisetek’s expansion in introducing the strategic benefits of the company’s circular economy processes to the UK market. Reading, Berkshire is a hub for technology and our new facility will serve as a springboard to service our existing and new clients in the UK and across Europe.”
The UK Government recently announced a new circular economy strategy to combat the UK’s waste problem. By the end of 2020, the Government will consult on changing the waste electrical & electronic equipment (WEEE) initiative to incentivise more sustainable product design from producers and to increase recycling. The outcomes will affect technology producers and businesses, and Wisetek UK believes that there are several measures that UK businesses should consider to ensure a more cost effective, secure and sustainable IT procurement and disposal strategy in 2019 and beyond.
The UK expansion for Wisetek is another significant development for the international footprint of the company. As well as its facilities in Cork and Dublin in Ireland, the company has a strong presence in the United States, Thailand and the Middle East. The company’s new Managing Director for the UK, Dennis Frize, previously held senior roles at Ingram Micro and Iron Mountain.
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Wisetek is a leader in IT asset disposal (ITAD), secure data destruction, reuse and technology manufacturing services worldwide. Wisetek strives to provide world class services to achieve maximum financial return from advanced reuse, remanufacturing, remarketing and recycling of retired IT equipment. Our advanced managed processes assures clients they remain legally and ethically secure in their data destruction and IT asset disposal operations, whilst also ensuring they achieve optimal financial and operational value recovery from their retired IT equipment.
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