News: Irish server remanufacturer Multis expands in Union City
Galway, Ireland's, Multis Group Ltd. has invested about $2 million to expand its computer remanufacturing operation into Union City, in part to be closer to its top U.S. customers - Santa Clara's Sun Microsystems Inc. and Palo Alto's Hewlett-Packard Co.
Friday, 11th April 2008
BizJournal reports that the move has cut up to two weeks off the time it takes Multis to disassemble, check, upgrade and restore old servers to near-new condition so that manufacturers can resell them to U.S. customers.The process turns machines leased, loaned or returned for other reasons into salable products for the Silicon Valley computing giants. Multis' restoration operation allows both Sun and HP to meet demand from customers looking to simply replace old machines instead of upgrading to the latest servers, a process that can lead to software incompatibilities and even lengthy recertification requirements in the health care sector. The private company handled about $200 million worth of hardware in its Galway and Nijmegen, Holland, facilities for 125 customers in fiscal 2007.