Arrow Electronics has announced the opening of its first IT asset disposition facility in Singapore.
In announcing the move, the publicly traded company said the Singapore outpost “aligns with our commitment to pursuing emerging and high-growth markets.”
“Our capabilities and reach are growing with the global demand for IT asset disposition and reverse logistics services, and we believe we have the most robust set of capabilities and the global reach to serve our customers wherever they need us,” Mark Majeske, president of Arrow’s global reverse logistics business, said in a statement.
A recent study on global e-scrap generation by the United Nations University noted Singapore as one of the largest per-inhabitant generators of e-scrap. According to the study, the average Singaporean generated more than 43 pounds of e-scrap in 2014.
According to Arrow, the Singapore site has been designed to be in compliance with “local, national and international standards for data security and environmental regulations,” including the R2 certification.
In February, Arrow announced the acquisition of RDC, a subsidiary of Computacenter UK, for a reported $84 million. The company has made numerous acquisitions of e-scrap firms in recent years and operates nine ITAD locations in the U.S.