Australian-owned and operated green technology company, Sircel has acquired the assets of e-waste processor, Scipher Technologies.

Through this acquisition, Sircel becomes the largest e-waste processor in Australia. With six operational sites across Victoria, regional New South Wales, Sydney and Brisbane, Sircel has the capacity to take on the largest volume and holds the highest standard of e-waste processing, diverting up to 100% of e-waste from landfill in Australia. All recovered green commodities are then distributed back into the circular economy. 

Scipher Technologies, which was placed into voluntary administration earlier this year, has been a key player in growing the e-waste recycling market in Australia. Effective immediately, 40 employees of Scipher join the Sircel team, which now employs more than 80 members of staff, and will continue to deliver recycling services at the Environment Protection Authority licenced site in Dandenong. All operating under the Sircel banner, expanding the national operations. 

The addition of Scipher’s assets and capabilities, particularly in television recycling, will enable Sircel to deepen the specialist expertise it provides to customers across Australia and add increased capacity to Sircel’s processing capability. For Scipher’s customer base it gives them access to the country’s only end-to-end e-waste processor and the ability to offer a national service.

Sircel CEO, Anthony Karam (above) said, “We are delighted to announce the acquisition of one of the largest e-waste companies in Australia. What this means for Sircel is that we now have the mechanical facilities and machinery to process larger volumes than all known Australian e-waste recyclers and processors.

“Combined with our proprietary metals recovery process, which enables the highest rates of commodity recovery, we can help big companies and any organisation that generates e-waste to improve sustainability by diverting an entire waste stream from landfill while supporting the circular economy. This acquisition is another exciting milestone in the expansion of Sircel and further strengthens our mission to ensure the future of e-waste is no ‘waste’ at all.”