Sims Lifecycle Services and Back Market Join Forces to Advance Full Circularity for Electronics
ITAD leader brings enterprise-grade products to consumers on the world’s premiere renewed electronics marketplace, helping maximize the value of components, products and materials through their full lifecycles
December 14, 2021
NEW YORK – Back Market, the world’s premiere renewed electronics marketplace, today announced Sims Lifecycle Services (SLS), a global leader providing circular solutions for technology, is actively selling on the marketplace, bringing enterprise-grade products to consumers with significant cost savings while minimizing environmental impact. The two companies are working to expand the availability of professionally refurbished, high-quality devices globally to maximize the life of electronics components, products and materials and generate economic value for all parties involved.
“As SLS continues to grow, we are always looking for additional channels to sell our products, said Sean Magann, Chief Commercial Officer at Sims Lifecycle Services. “These additional channels help us find better value for our clients and the diversity helps make sure that no one channel is overwhelmed with product. It has been has great working with Back Market, and we look forward to continuing to grow our relationship.”
SLS works with enterprises, data centers and electronics manufacturers to retire, redeploy and recycle IT assets with processes ensuring data security and environmental compliance. One channel SLS uses is Back Market, which is a high-growth marketplace exclusively focused on renewed electronics that provides a streamlined and efficient way for SLS to reach buyers and support circularity.
“SLS will be supplying enterprise level equipment on the Back Market platform, giving our customers access to higher grade products that would not be possible before and elevating quality levels and value for consumers,” said Lauren Benton, General Manager at Back Market in the United States. “We are so excited to welcome SLS to our marketplace – working with a leader like SLS to keep assets in circulation longer and shift more products from liabilities to assets increases value for all.”
The collaboration brings more awareness and focus on the full lifecycle of electronics products. The World Economic Forum estimates each United States resident generates an average of 44 pounds of e-waste every year. Both companies align on the importance of promoting a circular electronics industry and see this collaboration as increasing value for their customers and the industry.
About Back Market
Launched in 2014 by Thibaud Hug de Larauze, Quentin Le Brouster, and Vianney Vaute, Back Market is the world’s premier marketplace dedicated to renewed tech. The company brings high-quality professionally refurbished electronic devices and appliances to customers in 16 countries (including the United States, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Austria, the Netherlands, and more recently, Greece, Portugal, Japan, Finland, Ireland, Sweden and Slovakia). It employs a team of 550 employees and counting across its 4 offices located in New York, Berlin, Paris, and Bordeaux.
About Sims Lifecycle Services
Sims Lifecycle Services (SLS) provides solutions to extend the life of data center and corporate technology devices and recognizes the value in end-of-life IT hardware. The company supports Cloud Service Providers and enterprises with the navigation of ongoing technology shifts. SLS’ secure and responsible management of decommissioning and dispositioning IT assets recovers value via reuse, redeployment, recycling and precious metal recovery.
IT asset disposition (ITAD) and electronics recycling services offered at SLS support the evolution of the technology industry movement toward circularity. SLS clients benefit from data security, maximum IT value recovery, global compliance and sustainable IT use. As a responsible corporate citizen, and in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we continuously seek new ways to contribute to the circular economy. For more information, visit www.simslifecycle.com.