Clover Technologies Group

Clover Technologies Group

Clover Technologies Group

Clover Technologies Group was founded in 1996. Clover is the global leader in providing resellers, mass merchants and value-added specialty suppliers with total environmental solutions including the recycling and remanufacturing of consumable imaging supplies. Clover is the world`s largest collector and recycler of cell phones, inkjet and laser cartridges. Our innovative recycling programs offer our partners an additional revenue stream while ensuring clients the industry`s most advanced and environmentally responsible recycling solutions. The complete line of Clover`s quality imaging supplies is available through leading office products distributors and computer imaging supply wholesalers and marketed under a variety of private label brands.

Company details

2700 W Higgins Road Suite 100 , Hoffman Estates , IL 60169 USA
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Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Waste and Recycling
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
1996

Founded in 1996, Clover Technologies Group is the global leader in providing businesses with intelligent environmental solutions focused on the recovery, remanufacturing and remarketing of technology assets. Through organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Clover has built a comprehensive and diverse solutions portfolio in the categories of imaging solutions, printer supplies and services, mobile device solutions, telecom hardware and engineering services for data, wireless and wireline networks.

Clover is the world’s largest collector and recycler of imaging supplies. We provide resellers, mass merchants and value-added specialty suppliers throughout the world with customized and targeted recycling solutions. These innovative programs offer our partners an additional revenue stream while ensuring their customers the industry’s most advanced and environmentally responsible recycling solutions.

Clover is the global leading provider of remanufactured laser and inkjet cartridges and printer parts. We remanufacture the empty cartridges we collect into high performing, environmentally friendly printer cartridges. The complete line of Clover’s quality imaging supplies is available through leading office products distributors and computer imaging supply wholesalers, and marketed under a variety of private label brands.

Building off a well-established infrastructure, and with a highly experienced team in place, Clover also continues to rapidly expand its mobile device and telecommunication capabilities. Our comprehensive and diverse portfolio of mobile device lifecycle services covers all key OEMs. Clover Wireless supports some of the top brands in the industry. Our fully customizable programs encompass consumer electronic retail trade-in solutions, enterprise mobile device buyback, contract repair and reclamation services to provide carriers, retailers, and OEMs the industry’s most comprehensive solution from a single provider.

Clover’s telecommunication solutions support the expansion, maintenance, and technology migration of communication networks by providing hardware, test and repair, asset recovery, and materials management solutions for data, wireless, and wireline networks. We help organizations minimize the overall cost of ownership by analyzing network assets through the entire lifecycle and providing a complete end-to-end telecommunication asset management solution.

We continuously seek new ways to strengthen and grow our business by applying our experience and unique business model to other products and services.

  • Founded in 1996
  • Over one billion in annual revenue
  • 19,000 associates
  • Headquartered in Hoffman Estates, IL (just outside of Chicago) with 60 locations in 18 countries
  • Leading global provider of electronic asset lifecycle management and intelligent environmental solutions
  • Largest provider of remanufactured laser and inkjet cartridges and printer parts globally
  • Over 60 worldwide manufacturing, distribution, collections and sales locations
  • ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 certified labs, processing and manufacturing facilities
  • 62 patents and 27 patents pending; all products are IP-cleared
  • Largest empty cartridge collector in the industry (over 7 million assets per month)
  • Largest parts distributor (Authorized Parts Reseller for HP and Lexmark)
  • Leading Managed Print Services provider with over 250,000 devices
  • World’s largest empties broker to the industry
  • Rapidly expanding mobility device lifecycle services group

Mission
To create sustainable value for our customers, associates and stakeholders through innovative environmental solutions focused on the recovery, remanufacturing and remarketing of technology assets.

Core Values
Clover's core values are the building blocks upon which we have built our business. They are embodied in the way we manage our business, treat our employees and serve our valued customers.

Environmental Stewardship
Clover is steadfastly committed to conserving natural resources and preserving our environment while providing our customers with total environmental solutions. We believe that we can have a significant positive impact on the environment. As an organization, we are committed to investing our time, money and resources into creating intelligent environmental solutions that will make the communities where we work and live a cleaner and better place.

Clover is dedicated to continual improvement in all of its environmental activities. This is achieved through rigorous process management, employee empowerment, and accountability for achieving all company goals and objectives.

Superior Product Quality and Value
Quality and value are at the center of everything we do at Clover. In today's competitive market, companies are constantly seeking out ways to stretch their dollars. Clover works diligently to improve product quality and value through technological innovation, automation and streamlining manufacturing and distribution processes.  In turn, we pass these efficiencies onto our customers, through lower prices and superior quality.

On a daily basis, we examine our processes, products and partnerships and look for ways to lead the industry in efficiency, quality and value. This kind of rigorous discipline has helped us make key strategic decisions – launching us well ahead of the competition.

Relentless Customer Commitment
Clover's number one priority is serving our customers. Every person within the Clover organization is focused on understanding our customers' needs and ensuring an outstanding customer experience. Clover understands that our customers have many choices. Our dedicated employees uphold a 'customer always comes first' philosophy. From the CEO on down, every movement within the organization is focused on ensuring our customers an outstanding experience.

At Clover, we strongly believe that our people are our greatest asset. We work diligently to foster a culture of inclusion, diversity and respect and to reward hard work and success. This credo helps us attract and retain the most talented people in the industry, and in turn helps us better understand and service our customers.

We are committed to remaining flexible and responsive to our customers’ needs. Whether that means a last-minute plane flight for an important presentation or creating a new private label brand for your company, Clover seeks out ways to go above-and-beyond for each and every customer. We pledge to treat every customer the way we would like to be treated and will constantly challenge ourselves to find new and innovative ways to bring value to our partnership.

Clover Technologies Group (CTG) has key certifications and partnerships that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to quality and environmental responsibility. We work with these organizations on an ongoing basis to continually improve and evaluate our environmental and quality goals. By adhering to these best practices and quality standards, CTG continues to lead the industry in the collections, recycling and remanufacturing of printer cartridges and small electronics.

CERTIFICATION AND PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

CTG certifications are location specific.

OHSAS 18001:2007 is the international specification for an Occupational Health & Safety management system (OH&S). It specifies requirements for establishing a health and safety policy, determining risks and hazards of products/activities/services, planning objectives and measurable targets, implementation and operation of programs to meet objectives and targets, with continual improvement through corrective action and management review.

ISO 9001:2008 is a family of standards and guidelines for quality in the manufacturing and service industries from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO certification ensures that the processes that develop the product are documented and performed in a quality manner.

ISO 14001:2004 is the international specification for an environmental management system (EMS). It specifies requirements for establishing an environmental policy, determining environmental aspects and impacts of products/activities/services, planning environmental objectives and measurable targets, implementation and operation of programs to meet objectives and targets, checking and corrective action and management review.

STMC stands for the Standardized Test Methods Committee. The International Imaging Technology Council (Int'l ITC) administers the STMC program, assures its proper usage and polices against misuse of the STMC program and logos. For more than a decade, the STMC symbol has been the remanufacturing industry's indicia of quality. The test methods are used to evaluate toner printer cartridge performance. STMC uses certain ASTM test methods to evaluate a finished cartridge in comparison to another cartridge, typically an OEM cartridge.

EPA WasteWise Partner - WasteWise is the country's first national voluntary solid waste reduction program. WasteWise encourages organizations to reduce municipal solid waste through waste prevention, recycling, and buying or manufacturing recycled products. Through this partnership, Clover Technologies Group has established the goal to reduce its waste generation by 10-percent in one year.

R2 Certification, also known as Responsible Recycling Certification, provides verification of Clover Technologies Group’s environmentally responsible, safe, and transparent management of toner cartridges, cell phones, and other consumer electronics. R2 Certification is facility specific and has been awarded to Clover’s Erie, Pennsylvania and Clover Environmental Solutions (CES) Mexicali, Mexico collections processing operation center.

Environmental sustainability is a priority for Clover. In fact, it is one of our core values. We strive to engage and educate our employees, demand quality and performance in our production, and seek newer and better alternatives every day for minimizing our environmental footprint.

We are dedicated to continual improvement in all of our environmental activities. This is achieved through rigorous process management, employee empowerment, and accountability for achieving all company goals and objectives.

Sustainability Initiatives Include:

  • Minimize our carbon impact
  • Prioritize remanufacturing, reclaim as much reusable material as possible
  • Maximize recapture of raw materials in collections
  • Measure impact of water and energy consumption and minimization of waste
  • Promote waste reduction throughout our operations
  • End-of-life processing for all assets collected that cannot be remanufactured
  • Recycle our cardboard, mixed paper and metals when possible
  • Exceed global industry practices for responsible materials recycling