Electronics is one of the Group’s largest customer segments. We have continually developed our offer in recent years to include services like quality control, assembly, installation, after-sales market, repairs and recycling/reuse of electronics in, for instance, our Value Recovery Services.
Consumption of electronics is on the rise because of a growing middle class and the fact that prices for home electronics have dropped in the last few years. Handling returns, recycling and the reuse of products are becoming increasingly important in supply chain management. An EU decision in 2019 stipulated more stringent requirements on the availability of spare parts for quick deliveries for appliances and electronics, among other things. In addition, it must be possible to dismantle important components so that they can be recycled. The new demands on resource conservation is a significant step towards a more circular and sustainable economy.