TES recently launched a device return program in collaboration with UPS, a response to office employees working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A global ITAD company that operates in 20 countries, including three facilities in the U.S., TES recently rolled out “a simplified process to return aged IT equipment, for America’s growing home-based workforce.”
TES processes about 3 million electronic devices per year through its ITAD operations, which serve a variety of commercial clients. Those clients saw major shifts in business operations when the pandemic hit earlier this year.
“COVID-19 immediately pushed the workforce into remote working situations and accelerated digital transformation like never before,” TES wrote, adding that “the trend certainly looks set to continue into the future.”
Like other ITAD companies, TES anticipated changes in how its clients would retire old devices, without a centralized workforce providing a single location for asset retirement. The company found a solution by working with UPS, allowing customers’ employees to drop off used devices at UPS retail locations.
UPS employees will assist with the process and ship the asset to a TES facility for processing.
TES is just the latest processor to employ this type of collection, which quickly gained steam over the summer.
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