May 15, 2012
The Erskine centre is the second global centre to be opened by HP for the processing and renewal of their customers IT equipment. The facility has created jobs for former employees at the Erskine site that used to build enterprise servers in Scotland. In the current format the facility is tackling 60,000 PC’s and up to 100,000 “Enterprise” components a month at the Erkine facility.
The OEM’s announcement stated that the centre will enable its customers to “acquire certified legacy HP products and participate in equipment reuse programmes”, and even notes that this will apply to any equipment type or manufacturer.
The facility will be operated by the OEM’s Financial Services subsidiary, and with a size of 8,400 square metres, it will provide international and European customers with its reuse services. HP added that the centre will also “help reduce potential e-waste by renewing older IT equipment”.
The renewal process includes “reconditioning, testing and certifying” products to their original manufacturing standards, before they are then resold. The OEM notes that the renewal service is a “key component” of the facility, and adds that any technology that cannot be renewed will be dismantled for parts to be reused.
Jim O’ Grady, Director of Global Asset Management for HP Financial Services, stated: “HP Financial Services manages and remarkets more than 2.3 million legacy IT assets each year.
“Equipped to handle the strategic requirements of enterprises large and small, the Erskine facility will enable HP Financial Services to significantly expand the global capabilities, asset management and recycling services we provide our customers.”
HP customer Paul Sadler, Service Delivery Manager in the Education Department for the States of Guernsey Government, added: “HP has full responsibility for the equipment that we take out of service.
“Without HP’s help, we would have to pay to store our decommissioned equipment.”
The Recycler’s editor David Connett spent the day at the facility and you will be able to read his report in the next issue of the magazine.
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