Wisetek Announces Merger with CDI / DataKillers of Washington D.C. USA
Photo caption: Photographed at the Washington headquarters of CDI/DataKillers are (from left): Paul Carr, Chief Financial Officer and Sean Sheehan, Founder and CEO, Wisetek; and Chris Scott, President and CEO and Zack Boorstein, Executive Vice President, CDI/DataKillers.
7th. November 2017: Cork – based Wisetek Solutions Ltd, an international provider of used IT asset disposal (ITAD) & secure data destruction services, today announced a definitive agreement to merge its established USA operations with Computer Discounters Inc. who trade under the ‘DataKillers’ brand.
Financial terms are not being disclosed, however the expanded group revenues will be over €30 million for this financial year and an anticipated growth in revenue to over €50 million within the next 2 years.
The combined operations of DataKillers with Wisetek now provides their multinational customer organizations with a standardized global delivery of IT asset disposal and data destruction services. The new company will now become one of the largest suppliers of refurbished IT equipment in the world.
DataKillers are headquartered outside Washington DC., strategically located in close proximity to address both the US Federal Government market and the USA’s largest data center hub in VirginiaDatakillers and Wisetek now operate the largest fleet of mobile data destruction trucks across the USA, providing USA customers with national coverage for on-site data destruction and IT removal services. This combined service and reach now establishes Wisetek as a truly global IT asset disposal and data destruction services partner.
Sean Sheehan, Wisetek CEO states; This is a key strategic move for Wisetek that supports our combined customer requirement for standardized services delivery, to ensure that their critical data destruction and IT asset disposal operations meet their stringent data security and CSR environmental standards.
Together, both organizations have major multi-national customers including; major IT manufacturers, data center cloud services providers, financial institutions, pharmaceuticals and government agencies. These organizations consistently require centralized management control of IT asset disposal operations to ensure all data is secured in retired IT equipment before leaving their premises. Wisetek’s substantial investments in developing innovative customer operational systems that deliver extended operational control and evidential reporting will immediately be rolled out within DataKillers.
The merger with DataKillers also expands our services expertise from primarily managing data centre class products to now incorporating end user IT equipment including PCs, laptops and mobile devices.
Chris Scott President and CEO of Computer Discounters Inc. adds; DataKillers and Wisetek are already successfully working in close partnership to deliver controlled data destruction services globally to our combined multi-national customers. Our joining together has already proven to be a welcome development by these combined clients to deliver the global services they require from a single source.
DataKillers’ extensive coverage in the USA combined with Wisetek’s strength in Europe and Asian markets along with their customer management control systems, provides considerable market synergies.
There is also a strong cultural fit as both organizations are fully committed to delivering the highest data security and environmental standards to our customers. We are both certified to the R2 (responsible recycling) standard. Additionally, Datakillers are certified to the USA e-Stewards standard and Wisetek is certified to the stringent European WEEELABEX environmental recycling standard.