Maxicom IT Distribution and Aliter Networks Join Forces as "Circular IT Group"


Zimin Chen, Sales Director Aliter Networks
Zimin Chen, Sales Director Aliter Networks

The Circular IT Group was founded in 2022 by a combination of two Dutch distributors, Maxicom IT Distribution and Aliter Networks. The group offers customers a sustainable solution for their IT needs, through a refurbished hardware proposition combined with additional services. Supported by investor Waterland, the group has the ambition to grow to over €300 million in revenue in the circular IT domain in the coming years, where growth will be accelerated by an acquisition strategy.


Contributing to a sustainable IT value chain

The group offers customers a circular and sustainable solution to their IT needs, through a refurbished hardware proposition combined with additional services. The vast majority of CO2 emissions from IT equipment are related to the raw material extraction and production phase. By using IT equipment for a longer period of time, the annual CO2 emissions related to the production phase of new equipment decreases and the use of Critical Raw Materials decreases. Circular IT Group offers a wide range of refurbished IT equipment as a sustainable solution for IT needs and thus contributes to making the IT value chain more sustainable.


Complete product range for broad customer portfolio

The group offers a wide range of circular IT solutions: IT Asset Disposition (ITAD), de-installation of old equipment, secure data removal, testing and repairs, distribution and logistics, and remarketing, rental and sale of refurbished equipment. These solutions are offered for the complete IT hardware segment, ranging from network equipment, servers and storage devices, to desktops, laptops and cell phones. With this offering, the group serves more than 10,000 customers worldwide, from business end-users, to service providers and consumers. The group has its headquarters in Zoetermeer, with additional locations in Almere and Singapore. The group employs a total of 110 FTE.


Jean-Pierre Verhoeven, interim-CEO Circular IT Group, said: "we have been active in this market for more than 20 years, but have seen a clear acceleration in growth in recent years due to companies' increasing focus on the sustainability aspect of their IT strategy. Together with Aliter Networks and Waterland, we want to offer customers a complete range of products and services related to sustainable IT solutions."


Zimin Chen, Sales Director Aliter Networks, added: "in recent years, we have worked hard to properly serve our international customers in the field of sustainable network solutions. In cooperation with Maxicom and Waterland, we are now extending our expertise across the product spectrum in order to further broaden and strengthen our services."


Tomas Simons, Partner Waterland, concluded: "reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and circularity of materials are major challenges for the world, for which circular IT offers important solutions. We therefore expect substantial growth from this young sector as sustainability becomes more prominent in corporate and government IT investments. With Waterland's growth expertise, we can make a meaningful contribution to a better world and a stronger company through this investment."

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