Flex IT acquires German demo specialist MKCL – PCR
Flex IT, a European specialist in IT lifecycle management, has acquired European demo partner MKCL, to expand its demo services and circular IT portfolio.
“With the acquisition of MKCL, Flex IT takes another big step forward in its position as a circular service provider for vendors, especially Lenovo due to the great relationship between Lenovo and MKCL,” said Leon Timmermans, CEO of FlexIT.
As the lifespan of computer hardware is down to three to five years, the annual mountain of computer waste continues to pile up. According to Flex IT, the key is to extend this life cycle to drastically reduce the environmental impact.
Timmermans continues, “With the acquisition of MKCL, Flex IT takes another big step forward in its position as a circular service provider for vendors, especially Lenovo due to the excellent relationship between Lenovo and MKCL.
“Furthermore, it will allow Flex IT to further help organizations achieve their sustainability goals by bringing circular Lenovo products to the European market. The need for durable computing computers and laptops is expected to increase dramatically in the coming years. Flex IT wishes to support companies in this transition and the acquisition of MKCL contributes to making this ambition a reality.
“We are very happy to have MKCL join our group, continued Timmermans. “As well as enabling us to help companies realize their circularity ambitions, this will strengthen our circular computing offering in Europe and is an important step towards our goal of becoming the largest demonstration partner in Europe. It allows us to strengthen our circular leadership and to expand this specialty on the European market and, consequently, to accelerate the optimization of circular IT in Europe.
“We hope to work in perfect synergy with the MKCL team because we share the same values and have the same vision of the development of the circular market. Michael Frautz and I have built a great relationship over the past year – Michael has created a great organization and we look forward to building more on the foundation he created with MKCL.
“I strongly believe that Flex IT’s acquisition of MKCL will allow the MKCL organization to grow to its full potential,” said MKCL CEO Michael Frautz. “Flex IT is one of the largest circular computing organizations in the world and I am proud that they have chosen MKCL to be part of their long-term strategy.”
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