Sims rolls out mobile device asset management services
By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling
Sims Recycling Solutions announced this week it has expanded its asset management services to include cell phones and mobile devices.
Through the use of additional inspection and repair technicians at the company's West Chicago facility, as well as through Sims' partnership with mobile device database firm CheckMEND, the company now offers testing, data security, repair, resale and recycling services for conventional mobile phones, smartphones and tablets. The announcement comes just three months after SRS signed an agreement with CheckMEND to utilize the company's robust database on mobile devices, which includes over 150 billion records from over 30,000 agencies worldwide. The access allows Sims to compare collected device identifiers to those of lost or stolen devices.
"As an extension of our existing asset management services, we have added new ones that simplify the task of managing mobile devices," said SRS Americas president Steve Skurnac in a prepared statement. "By using our established global infrastructure, technical expertise and strategic partnerships, Sims is able to fully support the needs of those customers with broken, end-of-life or surplus devices. Our customers can be confident that the same secure, certified and environmentally sound procedures we use to process other electronics will be used to refurbish, remarket and recycle their mobile devices."