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Circular Computing expands RAKEZ facility and receives BSI Kitemark certification

Circular Computing expands RAKEZ facility and receives BSI Kitemark certification

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Circular Computing, a UK remanufacturer of used laptops, has continued to flourish in UAE’s Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone’s (RAKEZ) ecosystem, expanding its state-of-the-art production facility to a total of 27,460 square metres with an investment of 8 million dirhams (US$2.1 million). The facility will have a production rate of 50,000 rebuilt laptops per month within two years, which will create around 300 new jobs in Ras Al Khaimah.

In addition to the expansion, Circular Computing recently became the world’s first company to receive a BSI Kitemark Certification for its circular production process, in which pre-used laptops are remanufactured to be “equal to or better than new” in terms of appearance and function. BSI Kitemark Certification is a prestigious UK product and service quality certification mark, which demonstrates that a product or service has gone beyond the normal requirements to achieve the highest standards.

“This is about sustainability without compromise,” said Rod Neale, Founder, Circular Computing. “In 2015, we decided to build the world’s first factory dedicated to bringing professionalism, legitimacy, purpose and scale to the re-use of laptop products and we have spent the time from then to today learning and earning our skills. Today is a defining step in that journey. The BSI Kitemark certification confirms the end of one journey, to develop the technology and skills to be able to deliver a product that is defined as ‘as new’.”

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