Fortress Solutions Achieves R2:2013 Certification

Technician working on telecom equipment

New Responsible Recycling Certification Adds to Previous TL9000 and ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Certifications

Certification Comes After Successful Acquisition of Restor Telecom in November, 2015

LEESBURG, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fortress Solutions announced today that it has achieved the distinguished R2:2013 certification for its Leesburg, Florida location. R2:2013 certification, also known as Responsible Recycling Certification, is the highest, globally recognized industry standard for responsible environmental, health, safety, and security aspects of electronics reuse and recycling.

The R2:2013 standard provides a common set of processes, safety measures, and documentation requirements for businesses that repair and recycle used electronics. SERI is the housing body and ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization for the R2:2013 standard and is responsible for its development and maintenance.

According to Lisa Somerville, EVP and General Manager of Florida Operations, “We are proud to have achieved certification to the R2:2013 standard, rounding out our well-established quality, health & safety and environmental standards accreditations including TL9000, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. The R2:2013 certification was supported by a rigorous audit process that confirmed our commitment to the highest benchmark of environmental responsibility in the handling of used electronics.”

The R2:2013 certification comes on the heels of the recent acquisition of Restor Telecom by Fortress Solutions in November of 2015. The combined company is now the #2 market share leader in Telecom Equipment Repair and Refurbishment for the North American market(1). In addition, the company has logistics and repair depots locations in over 65 countries worldwide.

About Fortress Solutions

Fortress Solutions is the #2 market share provider of product lifecycle repair and logistics services for the telecommunication and cable equipment markets. With over 30 years of experience, Fortress has built a reputation as a top supplier for service providers who demand high quality product repair, certification and logistics services. Fortress Solutions is headquartered in Plano, Texas with facilities in Leesburg, Florida and Lenexa, Kansas. Please visit the Fortress Solutions website at or the company Twitter feed at @Fortsol.

Note (1) – Market share calculations based on research from Exact Ventures, an independent market intelligence firm based in Burlingame, California.

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