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Gosselin donates ICT equipment
Gosselin donates a batch of thin clients (for establishing remote connections) to Close The Gap. It’s not the first time that Gosselin’s ICT equipment gets a second life. The company donated laptops that had been replaced but were still in good condition before.
“We have a batch of 250 thin clients that we no longer need after updating our VDI system,” Kim De Jonghe from ITS says. “By working with Close The Gap we receive a certificate assuring us that all the data has been thoroughly erased and someone else still has a use out of them. It’s a win-win situation.”
Close The Gap distributes appliances that can still have a qualitative second life in the Global South. Together with their partner who handles the technical processing, they make sure the refurbished appliances end up at educational institutions. “These thin clients will mostly likely end up in Africa,” Leen Jongbloet from Close The Gap says.
ABOUT CLOSE THE GAP:
Close the Gap is an international social enterprise that aims to bridge the digital divide by offering high-quality, pre-owned IT devices (laptops, desktops, smartphones, tablets, ...) donated by large and medium-sized corporations or public organisations to educational, medical, entrepreneurial and social projects in developing and emerging countries. All these projects are demand-driven and impact-driven oriented initiatives. Since 2004, Close the Gap has gathered over 1.499,716 ICTdevices, has reached more than 5.496,807 beneficiaries in more than 50 countries around the world (mostly in Africa) and avoided more than 2.755 tonnes of CO2 emissions
More information: Close The Gap - Help us bridge the digital divide! (close-the-gap.org)
Founded in 1930, Gosselin currently employs more than 975 people who generate total sales of over 450 million Euros. Gosselin’s headquarters is located on the Albert Canal in Deurne where the container terminal connects the Port of Antwerp Bruges and the Port of Rotterdam with the European hinterland. With 56 offices in 34 countries, the company has strong representation in Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia and China. The Gosselin Group consists of two divisions: Gosselin Moving and Gosselin Logistics.
Gosselin Moving handles international moves for multinationals, expats, diplomats, military personnel and private individuals.
Gosselin Logistics provides logistics services to businesses, with activities ranging from forwarding, warehouse storage and container processing to industrial logistics projects for heavy machinery and entire factories.