TD SYNNEX accelerates circular economy offerings in Europe with Cisco Refresh certified remanufactured products

By Simon Meredith | 21st March 2024
  • Distributor to stock certified remanufactured Cisco products in its logistics facilities
  • Enables partners to adopt circular IT procurement with increased affordability and enhanced customer experience

BARCELONA, Spain, March 21, 2024 – TD SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX) today announced the acceleration of its Cisco Refresh certified remanufactured equipment offerings across Europe. In a new development, the distributor is now holding Cisco Refresh stock directly in its logistics facilities ready to ship to partners. This enables accelerated delivery times and increased transparency in product availability, helping partners to incorporate a greater range of environmentally sustainable solutions in their Cisco offerings to the market.

This development comes at a time of rapid acceleration in demand for environmental sustainability in IT procurement. As referenced in the latest TD SYNNEX Directions of Technology Report, 69 percent of channel players are now seeing ESG considerations influencing IT procurement and 51 percent say they offer recycling or circular economy take-back schemes, with 33 percent of partners planning to invest in product lifecycle management in the next twelve months. In addition, partners report that many public sector projects require a percentage of IT products to be procured from the circular economy, driving further demand for remanufactured or recycled products.

Sam Paris, vice president, security and networking at TD SYNNEX said: “Having Cisco Refresh stock on the shelf means that we can serve our partners with agility and transparency, and, while the products may be pre-owned, there is no compromise on quality, performance or upgrade status. Thanks to Cisco’s rigorous certification process and standards, these products really are as good as new.

“This is a great example of how we at TD SYNNEX bring our corporate commitment to circular economy principles to life, helping our industry partners to minimize waste and win in the market with a robust offering of remanufactured products across a broad selection of categories,” added Paris.

Cisco Refresh remanufactured products are available across an extensive range of product types including collaboration devices, routers, switches, security solution and transceiver modules. Certified remanufactured equipment is pre-owned product that has received critical software and hardware upgrades and has been thoroughly tested to meet stringent manufacturer specifications, meeting the same quality standards that end-users would expect from a new product.

As announced by the distributor, partners in Europe who wish to accelerate their circular economy practices with Cisco products can obtain Cisco’s Environmental Sustainability Specialisation accreditation, via TD SYNNEX. This accreditation enables partners to access and benefit from Cisco’s sustainable IT programs such as Takeback and Green Pay. The accreditation also helps partners to advance toward Cisco Select Partner status.

Partners looking to find out more about how to access Cisco Refresh certified remanufactured equipment should contact their local TD SYNNEX Cisco business contact.

Picture: Sam Paris, TD SYNNEX.

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