ITRenew expands Toronto facility

IT asset disposition firm also expands Brazil plant.

July 23, 2014
RTGE Staff
Electronics Legislation & Regulations

ITRenew Inc., a Newark, California-based company that provides IT asset disposition (ITAD) and data sanitization software services, says it will open a large facility in Toronto.

“We are experiencing tremendous growth, both domestically and internationally,” says Namki Yi, general manager of ITRenew. “In order to continue the high level of service our customers have become accustomed to, it is now necessary to expand our operations in various locations.”

At the new Toronto facility, ITRenew will provide a range of ITAD services, including data sanitization and asset refurbishing.

“Like all other ITRenew locations, a key focus when processing data center and IT enterprise systems is to remanufacture and remarket as much equipment as possible. Only when equipment is too old or not healthy enough for reuse will it be recycled in accordance with the facility’s R2 (Responsible Recycling Practices) certification and ITRenew’s zero-landfill policy,” Yi adds.

“Other certifications for this location include ISO 14001 and ISO 9001. Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) certification is also scheduled," he adds.

ITRenew also has announced plans to expand its ITAD operations in Brazil. Prior to the expansion, ITRenew  aintained a facility in the Sao Paulo area that was dedicated to secure data sanitization and computer drive refurbishing.

The expanded plant, located in Alphaville, near Sao Paulo, measures roughly 10,000 square feet. At the facility, ITRenew provides ITAD services, including forensic-level data sanitization, remanufacturing of enterprise systems for the purpose of remarketing and demanufacturing of outdated systems.

“It is our mandate to serve the interests of the Brazilian government and make every effort to repair, not destroy, computer drives and other system components,” says Nazar Lawrence, ITRenew director of operations for Central and South America. “Identical to the way ITRenew conducts business in North America and the rest of the world, we are focused on environmental issues, sustainability and responsible recycling. All of our efforts continue to be aimed at maximized asset remarketing.”

The company has a total of 15 facilities in 12 countries.