Before there were iPhones, there was HOBI

HOBI is known the world over for its innovative IT asset management and electronics recycling processes, as well as a clean track record for data security.

As a bootstrap start-up, HOBI International began operations in Chicago in February 1992. The company later incorporated in Illinois in September 1992 as a privately held corporation. HOBI was an outgrowth of a small firm that focused on the retrieval and resale of electronic components and environmentally sound recycling of midrange and PBX phone equipment. Today, HOBI has facilities in Dallas and Phoenix in addition to its Chicago headquarters.

During the last 22 years, HOBI has established itself as a trusted ITAD provider by growing to meet the needs of not only our clients, but the industry as well. Our evolution allowed us to expand our services to include complete environmental disposition of post consumption, manufacturing and mixed electronic surplus and scrap.

We pioneered a process for the disposition of electronics focused on the maximization of economic return and the elimination of potential environmental liability, which has led to the processing of more than 15 million pounds of IT equipment and more than 4 million mobile phones each year.

Our innovation marches on today as we continue to grow and develop new processes and service offerings – such as MobileLife, EASE (Enterprise asset services) and enterprise tablet repair solutions – in order to best meet the needs of our clients.

MobileLife — While HOBI is a full-service ITAD service supplier, the company realizes the need for a mobile device management program. Its MobileLife service Mobile Device service has a strong focus on the resale and recycling of cellular assets, processing over 4 million cell phones annually.

EASE – Our enterprise asset services provide enterprises with a complete spectrum of services from asset management and repair to data erasure and recycling. EASE the burden of your mobile assets

Tablet Repair Services – HOBI’s closed-loop repair services can handle any volume of repairs for any mobile device deployed through your enterprise

Innovative Solutions — HOBI developed its own robust NIST 800-88 compliant erasure technology (HOBI Shield) for traditional hard drives, as well as for cell phones and tablet devices.

Client Oriented — Customer feedback indicates key HOBI strengths are its responsiveness, flexibility, and management accessibility.

During the last 22 years, HOBI has established itself as a trusted ITAD provider by growing to meet the needs of not only our clients, but the industry as well. By expanding our services and offering unsurpassed customer service, HOBI is proud to be a best-in-class IT asset management and electronics recycler.