In 1995 Eco PC was created within Moria, from the basic idea that a large part of the computer infrastructure that was too old for business, could still be refurbished and reused. And that it was possible to train previous long term job seekers to become PC technicians and work in this area. The main focus was originally on quality for schools : 3 year on site warranty for reused equipment. Eco PC got a few years support from the Flemish government for its integration efforts. The company was integrated in Flection International in 1998 and grew in Belgium further till 25 persons in 2003 with a turnover of 4 M EUR. Moria also created a French subsidiary and was part of the international Flection management. The company got enormous press coverage, because it combined societal innovation (tech jobs for unschooled), ecological purpose (reuse instead of recycling), schools challenges (enormous need for basic IT equipment) and economic success. The Flection group was sold in 2011 to Arrow Electronics and became their European pole of their Asset Recovery branch. Arrow Electronics first bought itself to become the largest worldwide refurbishing actor and then suddenly closed all those activities in 2019 . Eco PC was saved from this onslaught and taken over by his largest non profit client and renamed the activity in CTG Circular. Patrick Henckes helped in this transition.The Belgian entity still exists in Mechelen.
Press articles 1996 – 2005