IRENT is part of the Circular IT Group
IRENT becomes part of the Circular IT Group (www.circularITgroup.com). IRENT is the circular market leader in Europe in the rental and ‘As a Service’ offering of servers, storage, networking and devices. Together with Circular IT Group, IRENT will focus on accelerating growth in the coming years by strengthening and broadening its propositions.
Through its rental and ‘as a service’ proposition, IRENT offers customers a circular and sustainable solution to their IT issues. With these propositions, equipment is optimally utilized at times when customers actually need it, with a focus on lifecycle extension. A significant part of the CO2 emissions of IT hardware is related to the extraction and production phase. By optimizing the use of IT hardware at the right time, in combination with the extension of its lifetime, the global CO2 emissions, the critical use of raw materials and the negative impact on biodiversity can be reduced.
The combination of IRENT and Circular IT Group offers customers a complete portfolio of circular solutions. The combined group will seek far-reaching cooperation across the breadth of its operations in the future. With its product and service offerings, 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, Amersfoort and Singapore. A total of 126 FTEs work for the group.
Rob Smit, founder of IRENT: “For me it’s the closing of a chapter, for my colleagues it’s a great opportunity for growth. Almost 20 years of life’s work, which is now entering the next phase within the Circular IT Group. I am proud of what we have achieved together”.
Ivo de Heus, Managing Director IRENT: “As part of the Circular IT Group we can offer our European customers a full service and complete circular IT solution. In addition, this partnership gives our team maximum opportunities to realize our European growth ambitions.”
Mathieu Sueters, Corporate Development Director Circular IT Group: “IRENT has become an important and professional circular player in the rental market and offers an excellent circular solution for the shift to demand for Hardware-as-a-Service. The transition to a circular economy is imposed by the ecological and physical limits of our earth. Without an accelerated transition, it will be impossible to meet the targets on future-proof connectivity, the circular economy, CO2 emissions and biodiversity.”
IRENT (www.irent.nl) is Europe’s leading provider of server, storage, networking and as a Service solutions. With flexible & sustainable IT solutions, IRENT offers organizations peace of mind, continuity and saves costs and time of internal IT teams. With a specialized team, IRENT serves midmarket companies and enterprises across Europe. The data center solutions vary from high-end systems to complete IT infrastructures. Flexible or temporary purchase of workplace equipment is also not a problem. The customer determines the desired service level and additional services. IRENT works with renowned partners such as NVIDIA, Nutanix, Microsoft, Lenovo, IBM, HPE, Dell EMC & Cisco.
The Circular IT Group (https://circularitgroup.com/) works daily to support customers to optimize the value of ICT hardware. We do this by optimizing the lifetime of ICT hardware, Hardware as a Service, rental, refurbishing, repair, recommerce, minimizing e-waste, reducing critical resource consumption, reducing global CO2 emissions and reducing the negative impact on biodiversity. The Circular IT Group supports circularity, future-proof connectivity, social and digital inclusion.