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Transpere-IMS Electronics deal strengthens US e-scrap network

US firm e-cycler and data destruction specialist Transpere Corp. has acquired IMS Electronics Recycling. It says the business deal will help expand its operations from Texas to other states like California and Ohio.

‘IMS Electronics Recycling has been a proven leader in the information technology asset disposition and e-scrap industries for many years,’ comments Transpere ceo and president Rick Lewis. ‘We are excited to bring IMS onboard to the Transpere team and look forward to growing our combined market share nationwide.’

He is confident that the recent acquisition will allow Transpere to better serve existing clients, and ‘will provide additional capacity to generate new relationships’.

Ultimately, the Dallas headquartered company strives to be the ‘world class leader’ in electronic recycling services and data destruction through unique and transparent solutions setting industry precedence.

Thriving e-scrap economy

E-scrap companies in Texas inject more than US$ 200 million into the state’s economy every year, says a report by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. They jointly process some 43 000 tons annually while employing around 600 workers.

Texas managed a recycling rate of approximately 23% in 2015, researchers note. The economic output of Texas-based manufacturers that incorporate recyclable materials into their manufacturing processes was almost US$ 3 billion that year.

The proximity factor

Although most of the larger communities and more populous areas of Texas have access to a recycling facilities and collection services this is not the case in the many remote regions (see graph). As such, proximity to recycling infrastructure is a ‘major issue’ hindering the growth of their recycling programmes.

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