Sims Recycling Solutions Forms Partnership to Boost Electronics Recycling in France

SRS signs deal with Immark France to allow both companies to extend electronics recycling services.

September 8, 2010
Recycling Today Staff

Tampa, Fla.-based Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS) has entered into a partnership with Immark France to allow both companies to present an extended service offering to their clients.

Immark France operates an electronics scrap recycling plant at its headquarters in Beaucaire, France. The business is jointly owned by Adrien Antenen and Chimirec, a hazardous waste recycling company with sites across France. Through its arrangement with Chimirec, Immark offers national Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling service.

Sims Recycling Solutions’ European business currently offers electronic asset recovery and WEEE recycling service through 17 operations and a number of audited partners. The partnership extends SRS’s service within France.

“Immark already offers a comprehensive service within the French marketplace that supports our own quality and environmental objectives. Meanwhile, over time, the site’s flexibility should allow them to develop to support our full range of services,” says Marc Faller, SRS’s European Business Development director in a release announcing the partnership.

The partnership will result in SRS buying all of Immark France’s recovered materials, refining the materials, ultimately enhancing Immark’s recycling and recovery rates.

This is a great opportunity for us within our market. Not only are we now able to offer our clients greater geographical coverage, but we are also looking at broadening our services to include business to business markets and potentially IT asset management,” says Antenen.