thinkstep Strengthens Product Suite with BOMcheck and EC4P
Additions establish company leadership with complete product sustainability solutions from initial design through end-of-life recycling
Stuttgart/Boston/London, Sept. 16, 2015 – thinkstep announced today that it has acquired the www.BOMcheck.net substance declarations web database and the www.EC4P.com recycling compliance management system. The new additions make thinkstep the only company to offer a full line of sustainability solutions from product design to material selection, procurement, compliance, through to the end-of-life recycling. BOMcheck remains an independent, collaborative system and the same industry steering group continues to direct its functions and features. The sites’ designer, Aidan Turnbull, Ph.D., and his team are now part of thinkstep and will continue product development and support.
“We are delighted to welcome Aidan Turnbull and his team,” said thinkstep’s vice president of business development, Michael Betz. “With these newly acquired assets, we can help our clients realize tremendous benefits for product stewardship across the lifecycle – using GaBi to assess product impact across the lifecycle, our integrated materials management (IMM) to select compliant materials, BOMcheck to help procure compliant parts from their suppliers and EC4P to manage their end-of-life recycling obligations.”
“This move allows our clients to gain added value from their product compliance and supply chain management efforts by re-using their data in product sustainability and life cycle projects,” said Dr. Turnbull. I am particularly excited about enabling users to export full materials data from BOMcheck into GaBi for life cycle assessment and eco-design projects.”
BOMcheck is an industry collaboration led by Siemens, Philips, GE, OSRAM, Sony Mobile, Schneider Electric, Toshiba, Agfa, Texas Instruments and TE.
“We are looking forward to building on our close collaboration with BOMcheck and thinkstep,” said Dr. Freimut Schroeder, vice president, Environment, Health and Safety at Siemens Healthcare GmbH.
To sell their products across Europe, companies need to ensure they comply and keep up-to-date with continually changing recycling regulations which implement the European Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, Batteries Directive and Packaging Directive at a Member State level. More than 100 companies rely on the EC4P web database system to guarantee their compliance to WEEE, Batteries and Packaging registration, collection, recycling and reporting obligations in all 28 EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland and Iceland. EC4P won the Elektra European Electronics Industry 2014 Environmental Award and was awarded 2015 Top Product of the Year in the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards. For further information visit www.EC4P.com
About BOMcheck (www.BOMcheck.net)
BOMcheck is an industry collaboration led by Philips, Siemens, GE, Osram, Sony Mobile, Schneider Electric, Toshiba, Agfa, Texas Instruments and TE Connectivity to share one web database system to manage supply chain compliance for RoHS, REACH and other substance regulations around the world. Thousands of companies use BOMcheck to create and share standardized high quality materials declarations for millions of parts. BOMcheck co-chairs the IPC 1752A materials declaration standard and serves as EMEA regional coordinator for the IEC 62474 materials declaration standard. BOMcheck was awarded 2014 Top Product of the Year and 2015 Top Product of the Year in Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards. For more information visit, www.BOMcheck.net
thinkstep enables organizations worldwide to succeed sustainably. Our industry-leading software, data and services help businesses drive operational excellence, product innovation, brand value and regulatory compliance. With a global presence in 19 countries we serve more than 2,000 companies, including 40 percent of the Fortune 500 such as BASF, Hewlett-Packard, Interface, Siemens, Unilever and Volkswagen. For more information visit, www.thinkstep.com
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