TXi Catches up With ExportTek at CES 2022

Have you ever wondered what happens to your device after a trade-in?


TXi's Jason Halsey visited with Texas innovator Jamil Ashour, CEO of ExportTek, to talk about what happens after you trade in your cell phone and the processing of refurbishing those devices.

Refurbish Your Old Devices With ExportTek

Coppell-based ExportTek is an industry-leading tech distributor and provider established to deliver the highest quality in in-demand electronics and services at an affordable price to their customers. Across their five divisions – DistiTek, ServeTek, EcycleTek, PartTek, and OEM- they employ state-of-the-art systems to aid in inventory tracking, packing, quality control, and shipment.

ExportTek works on various devices that include consumer electronics, computer service, and hardware, as well as network IT infrastructure, including servers and data machines. Outside of the refurbishing side of ExportTek's business, they also provide recycling and e-waste management for enterprises.

"There's 200 million consumers that are carried by the carriers AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile," Ashour said. "[With] those 200 million cell phones a year, more than 10% of the consumers trade in their phone[s]... on top of the 3% of the annual consumer that [breaks] their phone. If we do the math, it's roughly 23 million trade-ins a year."


Looking for more information?

If you missed any CES 2022 coverage, check out the links below and stay tuned throughout the week for more!

Click here for our tireside chat with John Deere and Bear Flag Robotics.

Click here for the future of recycling with Longview's Clear Drop.

Click here for our interview with 2022 CES Innovation Award Honoree, STARcase.

Click here for our thank you to the Texas companies at CES 2022.

Click here to bring your plastics to life with iSmell.