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Phone: +49 7243 20000-141
AfB specializes in remarketing as many devices as possible. For many years, we have achieved a remarketing quota of at least 65%. In terms of circular economy, remarketing and reuse of IT hardware are best for environment and climate. "Green IT" made in Europe!
On-site collection of IT hardware by AfB's own IT security transport and AfB's own DGPR-trained staff. We ensure the highest level of data security, e.g. through lockable transport containers as well as video-monitored and access-controlled buildings. For your collection we provide lockable safety roll containers and special notebook boxes made of recyclate. We will gladly advise you on hazardous goods regulations, the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG), the Circular Economy Act (KrWG), etc.
The devices will be transported directly to the nearest AfB branch, inventoried and stored at our own restricted warehouse under the highest security requirements. As a special service, AfB also offers its partners the option of tracking the devices from the time of inventory.
In the registration area, the further distribution channel of the device is determined: refurbishment and remarketing or recycling. Then, each device is recorded in detail (e.g., manufacturer, model, serial number, asset number) and removed of all customer stickers. All this data is stored in AfB's own merchandise management system and linked to a uniquely identifiable log ID. As of now, you can view the status of the processing of your devices online at any time via a web login.
Hardware that can no longer be marketed is dismantled and the contained data carriers are shredded according to DIN 66399. We use functional components as spare parts for repair ("two become one"), everything else is recycled in Europe in compliance with high ethical and ecological standards in order to return the contained metals and minerals to the economic cycle and thus contribute to the inner-European raw material extraction.
We use Blancco's data erasure software for certified data erasure of your devices. Before data erasure, a technician checks that all data carriers are connected. Data carriers that cannot be deleted are given their own log ID and destroyed with our in-house shredders according to DIN 66399.
You need a data destruction report? You can have your erasure report sent to you automatically via your web login to our merchandise management system.
All functioning devices are first thoroughly and professionally cleaned. If necessary, they are repaired and/or upgraded by our IT technicians. As AfB is authorized by Microsoft as a refurbisher (MAR "Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher"), we can pre-install legally compliant Windows licenses on all devices refurbished by us.
AfB has been certified as a MAR by Microsoft since 2012 and is one of the TOP 3 licensees in Germany.
We sell the remanufactured goods either through our retail stores or our AfB online store, primarily to end customers or educational institutions. We also cooperate with certified partners. Stifter-helfen, for instance, distributes AfB hardware with discounted licenses to non-profit organizations. Through CSR cooperations with Jesuit Worldwide Learning, Labdoo or the Joblings, we can make a small contribution worldwide by offering socially disadvantaged people access to good refurbished hardware. Take a look at our CSR projects here.
Our work is TÜV certified. Safety and qualified work are our highest priority.
Since 2012, AfB is awarded annually as "Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher" (MAR). This label underscores our high level of expertise in data security and the handling of Windows licenses.
MAR is a worldwide program from Microsoft, whose selection is based on strict guidelines. It enables computer refurbishers to offer refurbished PCs and notebooks with pre-installed original Microsoft software in a legally secure manner.