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Recycling facility get help with Accreditation

LONDON — Asset Management Ireland Ltd (AMI), which specialises in removing data from redundant computers, before recycling or remarketing the hardware, has been helped by Invest Northern Ireland to receive special accreditation.

AMI (Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland) operates mainly in the government and business marketplace, where data cleansing is paramount prior to disposal.

The company received Invest NI’s help with marketing, new management employment and the purchase of specialist software, which has enabled it to become the first Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF) in a U.K. wide accreditation scheme. The business has also recently achieved the ISO14001 Environmental Quality standard to help it comply with the new Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive regulations.

“In addition to securing the accreditation, Invest NI’s help with our software upgrade has improved the company’s operations in several areas. These include the automated provision of quotations for clients, equipment collection, tracking the progress of data removal and integration with the accounting facility,” said Philip McMichael, AMI’s operations director.

“Invest NI’s assistance will also allow us to develop new export opportunities for secure data disposal and the remarketing of refurbished I.T. systems, because re-use of suitable equipment is one of the primary objectives of the new regulations.”

AMI’s staff levels have more than doubled to 21 over the past 18 months.

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