The history of Aiken stretches back to 1993, when we started as a services and software development firm in Barcelona. In 1999 we entered the ITAD business as the exclusive partner of HP Financial Services in Spain. In 2003 we founded OfertasPC, one of the longest lasting chains of brick-and-mortar stores in Europe and still a remarkably successful business. Along the years we have been both wholesalers and retailers; we have dealt in computers but also in servers and parts; we have audited and refurbished equipment for our own sales and also for some of the largest leasing companies operating in our country; we have run our own refurbishing facility and we have outsourced the work to third parties. It is not an overstatement to say that we have a 360º vision of ITAD.
“First warehouse redesigned to work with Aiken Workbench. Efficient software makes tidiness possible.”
In 2012 we were still using a number of unrelated software tools in our refurbishing operations. Capitalizing on our previous experience as software developers, we started the development of a product for internal use. Even at an early stage it allowed us to multiply the number of assets that we were able to process with the same workforce, and we understood that we had a winner proposition for our peers worldwide.
The launch of Aiken Workbench in 2014, now used by almost 230 ITAD businesses in 32 countries, was the first step to becoming the software provider of choice for the ITAD community.
In 2020 we released Aiken X·Lease, a unique software solution to manage the End-Of-Life stage of leased IT products. It was developed in cooperation with Econocom, one of the largest IT leasing companies in Europe.