Media Release: Mobile recycler, Redeem, ‘strikes gold’ with Blancco’s data wiping


REDEEM Holdings Ltd, the fast-growing UK recycling company, has announced a new strategic partnership with Blancco, the global leader in certified data erasure and re-use solutions.

Redeem’s CEO, Claes Svensson, said: “As a gold member of Blancco’s mobile partner programme, we can now offer our own mobile network operator and corporate partners the most certified data erasure system in the world, allowing us to ensure the traded-in mobile handsets and digital equipment we recycle are processed to the highest possible data security standards.”

Kim Väisänen, CEO and co-founder of Blancco, said: “We serve thousands of corporations and hundreds of IT asset recycling, refurbishing and remarketing centres worldwide.

“Our software makes it possible for a single operator to erase more than 100 computers or mobile phones a day.

“We are delighted to add Redeem to our customer list and we are confident that we bring an unparalleled level of efficiency and secure data erasure solutions to Redeem’s impressive client list. We look forward to working with them.”

Blancco Mobile guarantees 100 per cent secure erasure of all internal and external smartphone memory, ensuring information such as emails, contacts and text messages are permanently erased.

Blancco Mobile facilitates safe reuse or resale of the mobile phone by providing post-erasure reports for audit compliance and proof of erasure. Blancco Mobile supports IOS, Android, Blackberry, Symbian and Windows Mobile platforms.

Features and benefits of Blancco Mobile include:

  1. Mitigation of data breaches, legal liabilities and damage to brand
  2. Global compliance with security and privacy regulations
  3. Fully automated, fast, secure, remote erasure
  4.  A managed asset disposal process, including an erasure audit trail.

Redeem’s leading environmental solutions cover safe disposal and recycling of electronics and mobile phones for mobile network operators and other major corporate clients. As smartphones and tablets rapidly evolve, Redeem are able to extract the maximum value from traded-in mobile technology, making it affordable for mobile network operators’ customers to trade up to the newest models.

Approximately 95 per cent of the mobile devices recycled by Redeem are put up for resale in accordance with current WEEE directive regulations after security, theft checking, and data erasure.

Redeem currently operates in ten overseas markets, including entering Slovakia and Israel in the last six months.

Redeem is now 41st on the Sunday Times Fast Track  list of the 100 fastest-growing companies in the UK and tops the Chartered Institute of Waste Management’s Fast 30 list as the number one fastest-growing recycling company in the UK.

About Redeem

The Redeem group, founded in 1991, is an international environmental marketing services company.

With 150 employees in Scotland, England and Hong Kong, the group provides sustainable, data secure, recycling services to MNO and corporate clients throughout Europe, the Middle East and North America.

Redeem’s international clients includes mobile network operators, wholesalers, retailers, charities and direct consumers.

Redeem refurbishes and resells or recycles high volumes of a wide range of IT and electronic equipment including mobile phones, tablets, mp3 players, sat navs, digital cameras, consoles, laptop computers and games.

All devices are reused or disposed of in accordance with the WEEE directive. Re-used items are security and theft checked, data cleansed and sold in accordance with current legislation.

Redeem has certified ISO 9001 & 14001 compliance as a specialist waste carrier.

*Redeem has won a number of local and national business awards, the most recent being named the UK’s fastest growing recycling company in the Chartered Institute of Waste Management’s Fast 30 list.

Redeem is also on the 2012 Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list which shows that it is the third fastest-growing private company in Scotland and 41st in the UK.

About Blancco

Blancco is the proven data erasure solution for millions of users around the globe. As the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, Blancco offers the most certified data erasure solutions within the industry. The company serves users across a wide range of industries, including banking, finance, government and defence. The company’s products are highly valued by IT asset disposal professionals around the world. Blancco operates from an extensive network of international offices and partners across Europe, North America, the Middle East, Russia, Asia and Australasia.

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