IT asset management company meets customer demand, brings 50 new jobs to city

HOBI International Inc., a global leader in the IT asset disposition (ITAD), management (ITAM), resale, remarketing and recycling of IT and mobile phone assets, today announced the opening of its new Phoenix location. Since 1992 HOBI, headquartered in Batavia, Illinois, has provided comprehensive solutions for the re-marketing and environmentally responsible recycling of electronic assets as a leading ITAD and electronics recycling company serving Fortune 500 clients across North America.

“HOBI’s expansion into Phoenix allows us to better serve our customers in the Southwest region,” said Craig Boswell, HOBI International President and co-founder. “Our goal is to minimize the costs and eliminate the challenges for our IT asset disposition customers, and by being in Phoenix, we are able to do that for our customers in this region.”

The company’s new facility, at 118 North 57th Drive, will occupy 20,000 square feet and provide more than 50 new jobs for the local economy.

HOBI provides ITAM solutions for IT, telephony, networking and mobile devices. The core service offerings include corporate IT, data and telecommunications infrastructure, providing refurbishment, resale and re-marketing, data erasure and data destruction, recycling, environmental and compliance reporting, and de-installation services.

Additionally, HOBI provides full-service reverse logistics for their customers. Expanding into Phoenix helps minimize many of the associated transportation costs for its customers based in the region.

“With transportation logistics accounting for over half the total cost of IT Asset Disposition, the number and location of your ITAD vendor’s processing facilities can be an important factor in your bottom line ITAD costs,” said Gartner ITAD analyst Rob Schafer.

About HOBI International
HOBI International, Inc., is a leading asset management and electronics recycling company serving Fortune 1000 clients. HOBI’s IT services group focuses on corporate IT, data and telecommunications infrastructure, providing resale and re-marketing, data erasure and data destruction, recycling, environmental and compliance reporting, de-installation services, and logistics management. HOBI’s Mobile Device services group focuses on the resale and recycling of cellular assets.  Our client list includes 3 of the 4 national wireless operators in the US and 4 major device OEMs, and many recycling partners that trust us to maximize the value of their cellular assets while protecting sensitive corporate or client data.  An R2 and ISO14001 certified firm, HOBI leads the electronics recycling industry in best practices for recycling and commodities recovery. Learn more at www.HOBI.com.