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  • PRESS RELEASE: DTC International Ltd achieve ‘Gold’ rating following EcoVadis audit of CSR practices
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    pdf-documentPress Release – 27th October 2015

    In recognition of its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), DTC International, a leading global telecom Reverse Logistics and After Market Services business, has been awarded the prestigious Gold CSR Rating by EcoVadis, placing it in the top 5% of companies evaluated.

    EcoVadis’ independent sustainability rating platform monitors and improves the environmental, ethical and social performance of companies worldwide. Respect for environmental policies and a strong focus on CSR and Corporate Governance is fundamental to DTC’s global operations.EcoVadis Gold

    “DTC’s operations place CSR practices as a key deliverable within our value proposition to a global client base. Therefore I am delighted by this Gold Rating as we continue to make further strides in this increasingly important area for the telecoms industry.”

    James Norden, CEO, DTC International Ltd.

    EcoVadis provides sustainability performance audits to 20,000 companies across 150 sectors and in more than 100 countries and is used by many global companies, including Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia, Telefonica and Verizon.

    Further details on DTC’s sustainability practices can be found at www.dtc-telecom.co.uk/sustainability/

    DTC International Ltd provides Reverse Logistics and After Market Services to the global telecommunications industry. The company recovers, re-engineers, resells and recycles a broad range of telecommunications equipment, from Customer Premises Equipment, Fixed Line, Wireless Global Operator Networks and Private Dedicated Networks to Data Centres and Copper Cable infrastructure. DTC’s After Market Services team supports customers on legacy and end of life multi-vendor spares management across all network layers.

  • PRESS RELEASE: Management Buy Out of DTC International Ltd Signals Ambitious Growth Plans
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    pdf-documentPress Release – 3rd November 2014
    Senior management of DTC International Ltd have completed a management buyout following the company’s Founder and Chairman Tony Jones’s decision to retire. James Norden now take over as CEO after many years of service within the company in a variety of roles. The directors have exciting plans to further expand the company’s global reach, its portfolio of services and the management team, while continuing to deliver a value proposition built around telecom lifecycle management.
    ‘I have always been very proud of the innovative ways in which DTC International has developed expertise in managed Telecom Reverse Logistics and After market Services. We now reduce operating costs, maximise investment recovery, ensure brand protection and support environmental sustainability initiatives for a significant global customer base.  Now I have an opportunity to lead a very motivated and loyal team to expand and bring this to different areas and regions. I am looking for ward to the challenge and relish the opportunities that exist for the business in the current market.’
    James Norden, CEO, DTC International Ltd.
    DTC International Ltd provides Reverse Logistics and After Market Services to the global telecommunications industry. DTC’s core services centre on recovering, reengineering, reselling and recycling a broad range of telecommunications equipment, ranging fom Customer Premises Equipment, Fixed Line / Wireless Operator Networks and Private Dedicated Networks to Data Centres and Copper Cable infrastructure.  DTC’s After Market Services team supports customers on legacy and multi-vendor spare management across telecom networks.
    DTC International operates globally from central offices, warehousing and ATF (Authorised Treatment Facility) based in Northamptonshire, UK. All processes are fully compliant with the WEEE Directive and are carried out in accordance with their Duty of Care under the Environmental Protection ACT 1990. DTC offers a strategic and long term relationship approach to Reverse Logistics and After Market Services tailored to specific client needs and business drivers. Our services are utilised by global / regional Carriers, Enterprise, Broadcasters, Government, Repair Houses OEMs, and Contract Manufacturers.
  • PRESS RELEASE: DTC International Ltd attracts funding from Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership INV-ENT program
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    pdf-documentPress Release – 11th September 2013
    DTC International Ltd has again been successful in gaining funding from Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership’s (NEP) INV-ENT (Innovation & Enterprise) fund. The funding will be used to support and expand DTC’s cable press-release-copperrecovery and recycling operations to the global telecom industry.In response to the global migration of telecom operators from copper cable to fibre optic infrastructure, DTC’s reverse logistics service directly addresses the recovery of this sunken, obsolete asset. This infrastructure, often untouched in the ground owing to perceived removal costs and logistical difficulties and low network priority, is removed, providing investment recovery and sustainability benefits.
    NEP’s INV-ENT program enables funds to be reinvested into businesses to stimulate development, innovation, growth and to create new jobs. The fund was developed in 2011 and to date has invested £550,000 into enterprises in Northamptonshire. The funding will be used to support specialist equipment purchases and to provide additional skills training for DTC recovery engineers complementing DTC’s other established services.
    DTC International is a global business with central offices, warehousing and ATF (Authorised Treatment Facility) located in Northamptonshire, UK. DTC International’s innovative approach to Reverse Logistics and After Market Services covers a broad range of telecom network equipment from customer premises equipment, fixed and wireless global operator networks, private dedicated networks, data centres and copper cable infrastructure. All DTC’s processes are fully compliant with the WEEE Directive and carried out in accordance with duty of care under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
  • PRESS RELEASE: DTC International Ltd announces developing relationship with Manx Telecom around Reverse Logistics and After Market Services
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    pdf-documentPressRelease  – 29th May 2013
    DTC International Ltd is pleased to announce that Manx Telecom is extending their Reverse Logistics Agreement with DTC. This agreement is for the recovery, resale and recycling of Manx’s legacy network platforms.Working closely with Manx engineering, procurement and finance contacts DTC is recovering an entire Ericsson AXE 10 voice network on the Isle of Man surplus to requirements following migration to Next Generation Network services.
    Manx Telecom is the leading communication solutions provider on the Isle of Man, offering a full range of fixed line, mobile, data and hosting services to business, consumers, and the public sector. In partnership with the Isle of Man Government, Manx Telecom plays a pivotal role in making the Island a global centre of excellence for eBusiness in all its forms. Manx Telecom has invested over £120 million in the Island’s telecommunications infrastructure in the past ten years. It has 100% broadband coverage to all fixed lines on the Island, with higher than average speeds than the UK. More recently, Manx have deployed fibre to the curb, which is now available to over 65% of the Island’s homes.Manx awarded DTC a Reverse Logistics contract to manage their legacy Ericsson PSTN equipment based on a strong value proposition and a track record of investment recovery solutions to our customers over the past 22 years in the telecom industry.
    DTC is a global business with central offices, warehousing and ATF (Authorised Treatment Facility) located in Northamptonshire, UK. DTC International’s innovative approach to Reverse Logistics and After Market Services covers a broad range of telecom network equipment from customer premises equipment, fixed and wireless global operator networks, private dedicated networks, data centres and copper cable infrastructure. All DTC’s processes are fully compliant with the WEEE Directive and carried out in accordance with Duty of Care under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
  • PRESS RELEASE: DTC International Ltd attends presentation to receive BSI certification for standards achieved for Environmental & Quality Management
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    pdf-documentPress Release – 21st May 2013 DTC International was today in attendance at The BSI Group HQ in Milton Keynes. Dave Oliver, Operations Manager represented DTC and formally received the certification for Environmental Management (ISO 14001:2004) & BSI-certification-presentationQuality Management (ISO 9001:2008).DTC has held BSI accreditations for over 19 years, which shows continued commitment to quality and consistent business practices.DTC International successfully maintained the BSI awards after an audit in February of this year. The audit confirmed DTC’s commitment to rigorous testing that ensure products and services comply with stringent standards for safety, product performance and reliability. The accreditation’s DTC has been awarded mean that the quality systems in place have been systematically assessed, demonstrating DTC International’s commitment to maintaining the highest possible standards.The accreditation’s DTC has retained ensures the following:

    • – Products are regularly tested.
    • – The testing is always independent.
    • – You can be confident that products and services are compliant with the relevant standards.
    • – You can be sure that DTC is committed to product quality.
    • – The world’s most respected body has certified this product.

    The BSI ISO 14001 Environmental Management Award The BSI ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard that shows effective integration of environmental considerations within management systems. The standard is designed to address the delicate balance between maintaining profitability and reducing environmental impact; with the commitment of an entire organisation. The ISO 14001 has allowed DTC to identify aspects of the business that impact on the environment and produce a management programme to achieve the highest possible standards.   The BSI ISO 9001 Quality Management Award The BSI ISO 9001 is a quality management award and is the world’s most established quality framework. It is currently being used by 897,000 organisations in 170 countries worldwide. It helps all kinds of organisations to succeed through improved customer satisfaction, staff motivation and continual improvement.   DTC International is a global business with offices, warehousing and ATF (Authorised Treatment Facility) located centrally in the UK in Northamptonshire. DTC International’s innovative approach to Reverse Logistics and After Market Services covers a broad range of telecom network equipment from customer premises equipment, fixed and wireless global operator networks, private dedicated networks, data centres and copper cable infrastructure. All DTC’s processes are fully compliant with the WEEE Directive and carried out in accordance with Duty of Care under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

  • NEP Blog feature – Ever wondered how INV-ENT could help your business?
    Item source: Northamptonshire Enterprise Blog – 12th March 2013
    James Norden at DTC International Ltd, explains how INV-ENT funding has helped them.
    DTC International Ltd was successfully granted £20,000 from the INV-ENT fund in July 2012. The fund, jointly delivered by NEP and Northamptonshire County Council, provides grants to small and medium-sized enterprises, enabling investment designed to stimulate business development, innovation and growth and to ultimately help support the creation of new jobs.This week we spoke with James Norden, Chief Operating Officer at DTC International Ltd, based in Croughton, to find out how INV-ENT has helped their growing business.
    1. What does DTC International Ltd do? We recover and recycle Telecommunication and Networking equipment (such as phone systems, servers, mobile phone networks and infrastructure cabling) that is obsolete, redundant or surplus to requirements. Many businesses find themselves with equipment they don’t need any more, whether it is because they have recently updated their systems, completed a merger or acquisition, or through building closures. Depending on the quality of this equipment, we either recycle it or recover it for refurbishing and onward sale, helping to reduce the environmental impact of such potential waste.
    2. How did you come across NEP and INV-ENT? We were introduced to NEP via a UKTI representative who thought we might qualify for the INV-ENT initiative.
    3. What persuaded you to apply?We have always been keen to bring in-house a data cleansing and test facility as this would offer a real differential to our competitors and therefore allow us to secure additional new business contracts. Following discussions with Fiona Galbraith and Colin Lewis at NEP we applied for funding.
    4. How did you find the application process?The application was a smooth process with technical details required for the paper application followed by a 10 minute pitch to around 12 judges. Obviously describing your business and its needs within this time frame can be a challenge but support was offered throughout the process.
    5. How has the funding been implemented?Securing funding from NEP has enabled us to set up and promote a data cleansing and test lab facility at our Northamptonshire premises. This means services that were previously subcontracted to businesses outside of Northamptonshire are now carried out in-house. This not only secures a future for current employees but also has led to the creation of three new jobs with the potential for more growth on the back of winning more contracts. For example, we have secured a 12-month contract in the Seychelles to recover their entire fixed line and mobile phone infrastructure. This allows us to bring the equipment back to the UK and to sell it to UK and European operators to help support their legacy networks.
    6. Do you think the INV-ENT fund has proved to be a success for your business?We have an ambitious five-year plan to grow the business as well as recruit more staff. Since receiving the INV-ENT funding, our business turnover has grown by more than 50% and the whole INV-ENT process has dramatically affected the way the company does business. It has allowed us to bid for larger contracts and has given us a real advantage over competitors. The INV-ENT process has been a breath of fresh air and I would recommend to all Northamptonshire-based businesses to engage with the NEP team and to look at the INV-ENT funding program.
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    *Image of Will Hearn, Technical Services Manager in the new Data Cleansing and Test Lab Facility.

  • PRESS RELEASE: DTC International gains funding from Northants Enterprise Partnership (NEP)
    Item source: pdf-documentPress Release– 27th February 2013 Funding secured from the NEP INV-ENT program has enabled DTC International to set up and promote a Data Cleansing and Test Lab at their Northants facility. This means services that were previously subcontracted to businesses outside of Northants are now carried out in house by DTC International. This has secured the future of employees at DTC and has led to the creation of three new jobs.
    INV-ENT funding has enabled DTC to secure a 12 month reverse logistics contract in the Indian Ocean. The data cleansing services DTC now offer were an important deferential between DTC and their competitors, this in turn made a real difference in the customers decision making process when awarding the contract. Securing this high profile contract has enabled DTC to engage with similar businesses around the world. Using this successful bid as a reference and case study is really making a difference to the bid team’s success.
    DTC International won an additional telecom recovery contract in October 2012, this contract means DTC will be recovering hundreds of tonnes of telecommunications and network equipment from a Tier 1 telecom operator in Europe. This successful bid process has further enhanced DTC’s international reputation as a leading global supplier of telecom reverse logistics and recovery solutions.
    DTC International’s business has grown by more than 50% since receiving the INV-ENT funding, James Norden (Chief Operating Officer) at DTC International confirmed that the whole INV-ENT process had dramatically affected the way the company does business. It has allowed the company to bid for larger contracts and has given them a real advantage over their competitors. James stated that the INV-ENT process had been a breath of fresh air and that he would recommend to all Northamptonshire based businesses to engage with the NEP team and to look at the INV-ENT funding program.
    Northamptonshire was recently voted the most enterprising place in Britain to do business by the Department for Business, Innovations and Skills. NEP and its various business support schemes is one of the key reasons why businesses are thriving in the county.
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    James Norden (CEO) pictured centre (white shirt).

  • Daily Telegraph – Recover money from your waste or waste your money

    Item source: Daily Telegraph – Business Reporter

    Daily Telegraph Article 18th Feb 2012

    DTC International Ltd’s CEO James Norden with Alistair Crook at the Broadcast, Video and Audio exhibition in 2012.

    Reducing the cost of upgrading or replacing a system and keeping projects on schedule is easier than you might think, as one company explores options that can save costs and help the environment.
    A less glamorous and often-ignored part of a project is dealing with the old and redundant equipment after it is replaced. Engineering and operations groups often choose to leave the equipment in the racks, sometimes even powered up for years after last used. Another favoured option is to squirrel away equipment into dark corners or quiet storage areas thinking it will come in useful one day, or considering it too valuable to cast aside. This equipment rarely sees the light of day again.
    It is true that many projects to build and install new systems have a specific line item stating that decommissioning or removal of the current system is excluded from the project. Unfortunately, funding or the inclination to go back and carry out this work can get postponed until after many other projects have come and gone and a project gets delayed or requires additional funding to deal with a lack of rack space, power system, and air conditioning upgrades.
    One consequence of delaying the decision to dispose of your unwanted equipment is that any resell value would have, by then, decreased to the point of scrap value. Despite the general belief that there is a lot of money in scrap, it is only a fraction of what products can achieve in the resale marketplace.
    Daily Telegraph Article 18th Feb 2012
    DTC International Ltd, who have been in the recovery, resale and recycling business for more than 20 years, have over 23,000 sq ft of storage capacity as well as a large recycling plant and provide storage and asset management services to a number of blue chip clients.
    In 2011 DTC decided to approach broadcast and cable TV operators to discuss how they could benefit from recovered space and reduced power consumption. To assist in this process DTC recruited Alistair Crook, previously head of TV operations at Virgin Media. There are now broadcast and cable companies using DTC to assist them in reducing operating costs and ensuring that unwanted equipment is dealt with in a fully WEEE-compliant manner.
    Critical to DTC’s clients and fundamental to the operation is the need to minimise any impact on live systems in the areas where their technicians are decommissioning and removing equipment, and to ensure the client’s employees are not inconvenienced in any way. For larger projects where recovery has become part of the replacement strategy, DTC work with a number of partners to offer a turnkey solution.
    Once equipment is recovered, DTC work with other brokers, end-users and auction sites to try to get the best possible value from resale. Alternatively, the WEEE -compliant UK recycling plant will dismantle equipment in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner. Money can be returned to the client or donated to charity from the profits of reselling or from the recycling process.

               

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