Company’s fourth US facility to open in over a year
Winchester, Virginia, 15th March, 2019 — Wisetek, a global leader in advanced IT asset disposal, data destruction, technology reuse and manufacturing services, has announced the opening of its fourth location in the United States in just over a year, with a new facility in Winchester, Virginia. In response to market demand and opportunity, the company continues to grow its capabilities and workforce in the United States, in addition to its existing presence in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Over the past 12 months Wisetek has expanded from a single US facility, to a footprint that now covers Austin, Texas; Milford, Massachusetts; Sacramento, California; and Washington, D.C. With the addition of the company’s newest facility in Virginia, Wisetek expects to employ a total staff in the United States of 200 by the end of 2019.
Currently Wisetek has the largest US fleet of mobile data destruction vehicles across the country and now provides customers with a complete nationwide service for on-site data destruction, IT removal, reuse and recycling services.
Globally, 14.5 million items have been recorded and processed through Wisetek facilities to date, with over $1 billion in components recovered for both client and internal use. Approximately over ten million disk drives alone have been certified as erased or destroyed.
“We are very pleased with our progress to date in the United States. There is a clear opportunity to scale our business and respond to the market that has a genuine need for IT asset disposal and data destruction services in a controlled and environmentally responsible manner,” said Sean Sheehan, CEO, Wisetek. “We are currently processing more than 20,000 devices daily within our US facilities, and the addition of our new locations will significantly increase this number.”
Welcoming this announcement, An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD said: “I would like to warmly congratulate Wisetek on its continued success and expansion in the US. As we all know data is becoming an increasingly valuable and important commodity. Wisetek is using innovative technologies to allow its clients to carry out their work in an ethical, efficient and secure manner. I have no doubt that demand for their services will only increase in the years ahead.”
“Irish companies are known the world over for innovation, flexibility and the competitive advantage,” said Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland. “Wisetek typifies the growing success of Irish companies internationally and particularly in the USA, where almost 800 Irish-owned companies operate across all 50 states and are employing over 100,000 people.”
By establishing state-of-the-art facilities that process materials on a Lean Six Sigma basis, Wisetek is a comprehensive solutions provider, utilizing self-developed, proprietary software to track and manage customer assets with extreme efficiency. The company reduces the risk, cost and complexity associated with securely managing IT assets and consumer electronics throughout their entire lifecycle in compliance with environmental and data security regulations.
Wisetek provides world-class services to achieve a maximum financial return from advanced reuse, remanufacturing, remarketing and recycling of retired IT equipment. Its unique processes enable clients to be legally and ethically responsible for their IT asset disposal and data destruction requirements and also enabling them to have environmental responsibility for their redundant IT equipment.