IT asset disposal business Wisetek opens in Reading

Thames Valley Wisetek

Wisetek Solutions UK Ltd, a global leader in advanced IT asset disposal, data destruction, technology reuse and manufacturing services, has opened an operations centre in Reading.

The company will initially hire over 10 new employees this year in the town, with numbers expected to grow.

Sean Sheehan, Chief Executive at Wisetek, said: “London is the second most connected place for technology in the world after Silicon Valley, and the UK technology sector is growing almost three times as fast as the overall economy. Wisetek’s expansion into the United Kingdom is a strategic decision to bring our unique data destruction and IT asset disposal operations to Britain’s thriving tech industry and business community.”

Paul Britton, CEO at Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, added: “Working in collaboration with the Department for International Trade, we were pleased to help Wisetek with access to sector experts, support and regional networks.”

Dennis Frize, an experienced IT asset end-of-life solutions architect, will head up the organisation as Managing Director of Wisetek UK.

The government recently announced a new circular economy strategy to combat the UK’s waste problem. By the end of 2020, the government will consult on changing the waste electrical & electronic equipment (WEEE) initiative to incentivise more sustainable product design and to increase recycling. The outcomes will affect technology producers and businesses, and Wisetek UK believes that UK businesses should consider using more sustainable measure to achieve a more secure and sustainable IT procurement and disposal strategy.

As well as its facilities in Cork and Dublin in Ireland, the company has a strong presence in the United States, Thailand and the Middle East.