• 13.7M
    Disk drives erased, certified and destroyed
  • 19.2M
    Parts recorded
    and processed
  • €1.75B
    Components recovered for reuse

The potential financial and reputational costs associated with a data breach have dramatically increased the importance of data erasure for businesses large and small. As we all know, simply deleting data is not enough because, in many cases, this data can still be recovered.

At Wisetek, we can securely erase data from your retired IT assets so that you do not need to be concerned about whether or not your data can end up in the hands of cybercriminals. Our global footprint makes us your local secure data erasure partner.


Why Choose Wisetek?

  • National Coverage

    National Coverage

    Wisetek’s global coverage makes us your local data destruction service provider, wherever you are. Our hubs across the UK, Europe, and Ireland comply with stringent international data erasure regulations.

  • CSR Strategy

    Create an Effective CSR Strategy

    Properly disposing of your retired IT assets protects the environment and keeps your data safe from hackers and cybercriminals. At Wisetek, we make sure that your retired IT assets are recycled in an environmentally responsible manner.

  • Be Wholly and Effortlessly Compliant

    Be Wholly and Effortlessly Compliant

    Remaining compliant with various international and national data protection regulations can seem like a minefield. We at Wisetek are fully up to date with the latest regulations so that you can remain compliant at all times.

  • Full ITAD Solutions

    Full ITAD Solutions

    Wisetek offers a full range of ITAD solutions that include on- and off-site data destruction services, data erasure, and IT asset recycling and disposal. Wisetek’s global footprint makes it the leading IT asset disposal company.

  • Your Trust is Our Goal

    Your Trust is Our Goal

    Our processes and methods are designed to be transparent. We allow our customers to witness the data destruction process in person and can provide video evidence when needed.

  • Flexible Pricing

    Flexible Pricing to Suit Your Business

    We know that every business is unique, which is why we offer flexible pricing solutions that match your needs. At Wisetek we work with our clients to identify their needs and come up with solutions that fit every budget.


The Importance of Data Erasure

Prevention of Data Breaches

Data breaches can have devastating effects on companies, irrespective of their size or the industry that they operate in. However, data erasure makes it impossible for cybercriminals to retrieve data from retired IT assets. Wisetek employs modern and secure data erasure methods to give our clients the peace of mind that their data has been destroyed.

Maintain Strong Data Security

There is no better way to keep your data safe and out of the hands of cybercriminals than by destroying it through data erasure. Building up the trust of customers takes years and a lot of hard work, but all of this can be undermined easily by a single data breach incident.

Regulatory Compliance

The responsibility to protect consumer data doesn’t end when the data is no longer being used. Data protection regulations like the GDPR are also strict when it comes to the destruction of data. As the global data erasure specialist, Wisetek can help you to remain compliant with all the relevant local and international data protection regulations.


Data Erasure FAQs

What is Data Erasure?

Data erasure is the process of securely deleting information from a storage medium such as a hard drive or solid-state disc. Securely erased data is irretrievable after this process.

Why is it Important to Properly Erase Data?

Data that has not been erased securely can potentially still be accessed after deletion. To avoid a potential data breach, it is important to follow secure data erasure protocols.

What to Look for in a Data Erasure Company?

When choosing a data erasure company to partner with, make sure that you confirm that the chosen company is a certified responsible IT equipment recycling company with good references.

What is the Difference Between Data Deletion and Data Erasure?

Data deletion does not permanently destroy data and this data can still be accessed. However, data erasure refers to the process of securely destroying data so that it can never be accessed again.

How do you Permanently Erase Data so that it Cannot be Recovered?

Data can be erased permanently by destroying the data storage medium or by securely erasing the data via degaussing or specialised software. Simply deleting the data is not enough to ensure destruction.

What Methods does Wisetek Use to Erase Data?

Wisetek makes use of a variety of data destruction methods such as degaussing, physical media destruction, and solid-media disintegration to securely erase data. When possible, a circular economy model is employed to minimise ecological impact.

What is the Most Secure Method of Data Erasure?

When only 100% certainty will do, Wisetek employs destructive recycling to destroy storage media and the data that they contain. Because the storage media is completely destroyed, there is no possibility to recover any data.

What are Data Erasure Standards Called?

Several international data erasure standards exist. Wisetek is certified by most major international certification bodies such as ISO, WEELABEX, and R2 Responsible Recycling. These certifications give our clients peace of mind and confirm the quality of our work.

Data Erasure Services

Nationwide NSA-Grade Hard Drive Degausser Services

Hard drive degaussing offers a cost-effective and secure data erasure procedure. It is especially suitable for the destruction of data that is not highly classified and can be used when storage mediums have been earmarked for re-use or re-marketing. Wisetek employs NSA-approved degaussers to make sure that no data can be retrieved after the degaussing process is complete.

Hard Drive Degausser Services

Onsite Hard Drive Shredder Platforms (H3)

There are times when only 100% certainty will do, and this is exactly what we offer. With Wisetek’s onsite hard drive destruction service you can witness the destruction of your hard drives in your parking lot. Our mobile hard drive destruction rigs conform to the latest standards and are NSA-approved.

Nationwide Solid-State Disintegration

Solid-state storage mediums cannot be destroyed using traditional techniques. At Wisetek, we destroy solid-state storage mediums via disintegration. The process we use reduces the storage medium and the data it contains into dust-sized particles which renders it completely useless. Data erasure by solid-state media disintegration is 100% effective.

Nationwide Solid-State Disintegration

Global Data Destruction, Local Service

At Wisetek we combine our global experience with local service. This allows our customers to access our international know-how and benefit from the convenience of using a local service provider. Our local and international experience means that our customers can rest assured in the knowledge that they are in full compliance with all applicable data erasure regulations.

Global Data Destruction

Fully Certified Destruction of Data

Wisetek is fully compliant with international data destruction standards, and we have been certified by several international organisations. Our certifications include R2- responsible recycling, eStewards, ISO 9001, ISO 1400, and WHEELABEX. These certifications reassure our customers that we are committed to them and the environment.

Fully Certified Destruction of Data

Secure Destruction Service

We follow stringent security protocols when we destroy data. Our customers can observe the data destruction process in person, and we can provide video evidence of the data erasure process on request. When you choose Wisetek as your hard drive recycling partner, there will be no doubt as to the fate of destroyed data.

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Benefits of Wisetek’s Data Erasure Service

Clear Data Destruction Policy

Clear Data Destruction Policy

No organisation should operate without having a solid data erasure policy in place. At Wisetek, we help our customers to create effective data destruction policies that take every aspect of the data lifecycle into account. Having a solid data destruction policy in place greatly reduces the risk of any potential data leaks.

Data Destruction Process

Understanding the Data Destruction Process

Wisetek offers a variety of data destruction methods. The appropriate method is dependent on the sensitivity of the data, but all methods guarantee complete data erasure. Hard drive shredding is one of the most secure methods available, but we also offer degaussing as an alternative method for devices that are intended for recycling.

Time and Cost Savings

Time and Cost Savings

At Wisetek we appreciate that time is important to our clients. We offer reliable on- and off-site data erasure services that are both fast and cost-effective. In today’s ultra-competitive marketplace, every expense counts and must be controlled. At Wisetek we provide our customers with a 100% safe and reliable data erasure service that is price-conscious.

Expert Services

Expert Services

Our extensive global footprint and international certifications give our clients peace of mind when it comes to our expertise in data erasure. We have the know-how to work with customers of all sizes and shapes and our data erasure equipment can accommodate a variety of storage media types


Contact Wisetek Today

Give Wisetek a call today for expert advice on data erasure, hard drive destruction, and remote resource management. We have a large footprint in the UK, Ireland, and Europe and offer international expertise combined with local service delivery.

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