Pan-European integrator SCC has boosted headcount at its recycling centre, citing a recent corporate contract win and increased concerns from businesses over electronic waste (e-waste).
The 50,000sqft facility has added 15 staff to its 50-strong workforce at the Birmingham base to tackle the demands of its expanding portfolio.
SCC told CRN it plans to fill five more positions and grow the overall business by 30 per cent over the next year through more contract wins.
Jon Sansom, who runs SCC’s recycling facility, said: “SCC has aggressive growth targets for the next year, but data disposal and hardware recycling is a topical issue.”
The integrator’s £5m recycling facility offers a range of refurbishment, remarketing, data disposal and recycling services for firms where redundant kit can be taken away and new kit delivered.
According to SCC, the UK produces an estimated 1.2 million tonnes of e-waste each year. Hamish Macarthur, of analyst Macarthur Stroud, said: “Companies have to dispose of their e-waste to comply with environmental policy, so there are growing opportunities in this market for recycling firms.”
The integrator’s facility also addresses the issue of data deletion.
“A data disposal standard is included in SCC’s policy. Where businesses would have to employ a third party for data erasure, SCC’s is under one roof at its recycling facility,” added Sansom.
Simon Gregory, business development director at data information management vendor CommVault, agreed that data disposal and recycling are increasingly popular among businesses.
“Firms will have to address this issue quickly or face spiralling storage, management and deletion costs,” said Gregory.
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