Published on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 17:00
Help us to win one of Europe`s most famous environmental awards and vote online for our project:
Teqcycle Solutions GmbH – Free Mobile Phone Collection System
How to vote:
1) Click: http://www.greentec-awards.com/en/competition/online-voting-2015.html
2) Scroll down to category „ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator Startup-Price“
3) Tick the checkbox: „Free Mobile Phone Collection System“, Teqcycle Solutions GmbH
4) Scroll down and click „Vote now“
5) Fill in the details and submit your vote
6) You’ll receive an email to which you need to confirm your vote by clicking the link
7) You voted successfully when you see a page which confirms your contribution. Thanks a lot!
The project with the highest amount of votes qualifies automatically for being one of the three nominees in its category. Out of these the jury chooses the winner.
Published on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 13:22
The online portal “Handysammelcenter” allows a safe, secure and eco-friendly recycling of old mobile phones under the motto “little effort, big impact”. No matter if you do a collection with your clients or the recycling of your business phones, every contribution counts.
Published on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 13:22
Founded in 2013 the social enterprise Fairphone produces special mobile phones to create a fairer economy and fairer conditions of work. In November 2014 Fairphone announced their new Recycling Program, which is a special platform, provided by Teqcycle, for the take back of used mobile phones. Fairphone chooses Teqcycle Solutions as partner and coordinator for their take-back processes for this new recycling program.
Published on Wednesday, 05 February 2014 13:22
Munich/Bonn, 6th of February 2014 – T-Venture, the corporate venture capital unit of Deutsche Telekom Group, invests in Teqcycle , one of the leading com-panies for mobile device trade-in and reuse solutions in Europe. T-Venture will support Teqcycle’s growth and roll-out of its business and help to increase the public awareness for trade-in opportunities for used mobile phones.
T-Venture invests in Teqcycle Solutions, founded in January 2013 as a spin-off of Teqport Services. Teqcycle Solutions provides a certified, multi-step take back and reuse program offering full transparency on the refurbishment and resale process. Deutsche Telekom is one of the major partners of Teqcycle and has used the solu-tion for several years as a part of its customer service initiatives. Other customers include renowned retailers, large corporations and government bodies.
Teqcycles „Shop-Take-Back-Solution“ offers retail partners and their customers an app based or web based solution which calculates the trade-in value of a mobile phone. The calculated trade-in value is directly subtracted from the price of an item bought at the retailer. Consumers can enter a Telekom shop and trade-in mobile phones of any manufacturer and operator and save on a new purchase.
Corporations can make use of the „Business-Phone-Take-Back-Solution“, which al-lows for an easy and save swop of their mobile phones. All devices undergo a DEKRA-certified take back process including data deletion and will be checked and resold by Teqcycle. Teqcycle guarantees complete deletion of sensitive business data.
Teqcycle’s third offering are public collections, e.g. on behalf of the Bavarian ministry for environment and public health or on behalf of the federal ministry of education and research. Teqcycle is a DEKRA certified waste management company and able to recycle old devices accordingly.
Thomas Vogel, at T-Venture responsible for the investment into Teqcycle, com-ments: “We see a very attractive market for teqcycle and strong growth potential, as the company tailored its services very well to the needs of retail partners, manufac-turers and operators. This creates opportunities to scale the business strongly. We are pleased to support this development with an investment by T-Venture.”
Sebastian Neubeck, Managing Director at Teqcycle adds: „It is an important step for Teqcycle that we not only attracted an investor who provides capital to grow the business but that T-Venture can strengthen the co-operation with our business part-ner Deutsche Telekom as well.”
Lead investor T-Venture is joined in the financing round by Barkawi Group, the ma-jority shareholder of Teqcycle and by the management. The investment is subject to approval by antitrust authorities.
Teqcycle Solutions GmbH was founded in January 2013 as a spin-off from the long-standing and suc-cessful company Teqport Services GmbH, which has specialized for a number of years in ensuring proper disposal and recycling of ICT products.
Teqcycle sees itself as a coordinator of custom take-back processes and programs for mobile terminal devices and guarantees its customers certified erasure of sensitive data and unique transparency throughout the process chain. Due to its independence in the choice of service providers Teqcycle is able to deliver a cost-optimised service free of conflicts of interest. Flexibility and tailoring of its ser-vices to customer-specific (and also existing) processes are some of Teqcycle’s strengths.
The company is headquartered in Munich.
Teqcycle Solutions GmbH
T-Venture Holding GmbH was founded in 1997 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG. It has since then invested in young companies that demonstrate economic and technological syn-ergies with the Deutsche Telekom business units as well as above-average growth potential. Its head office is in Bonn. It is supported and complemented in its activities by T-Venture of America, Inc. in San Francisco and in Seattle. Investment activities focus on Europe, the United States and Israel.
T-Venture Holding GmbH
Tel.: +49 228 308 48 - 0
Published on Tuesday, 20 August 2013 11:33
Teqcycle Solutions GmbH certifies data privacy and security process and earns Blancco Gold Partner status.
An independent expert working for DEKRA Certification GmbH certified Teqcycle Solutions GmbH’s privacy and data security process in accordance with the V1.2 data erasure process. Teqcycle Solutions GmbH was also awarded Gold Partner status this week.
Click here to view certificates.
Published on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 11:33
Voluntarily supported by the Dutch mobile phone industry the GSM Retourplan Foundation offers a free mobile phone recycling program that accepts all brands and types of mobile phones, plus their batteries, chargers and accessories. Basically, it's the industry's way of ensuring mobile phone products don't end up in landfill - but instead are recycled and remarketed in a safe, secure and ethical way. And all net revenue is donated to charity organizations.
Rogier Goed (Co-founder)
“GSM Retourplan’s target is to collect as many old/unwanted mobile phones as possible from the market via our network of A-brand companies and local authorities. Due to Teqcycle we are able to process and data clean all our mobile phones according to the highest standards in line with law and regulations. But the true value is Teqcycle’s system – Reversys – registering every step in the process per mobile phone. The data and all related reports are always and real time available which empowers us to be 100% transparent towards our network of partners.”