a successful track record of almost
30 years in global inventory management,
the Berkshire-based PST Group has
more than its fair share of expertise
in the IT industry.
in 1973, when the opportunity arose
to help photographic retailers dispose
of excess and surplus stock, the company
has expanded across the IT, telecoms
and consumer electronics markets.
its clients include major brands such
as Compaq, Dell, Hitachi, IBM/Lotus,
Olympus, Panasonic and Toshiba and
sales in 2001 exceeded the US$300
an HQ in Maidenhead and offices in
Paris, PST now employs some 50 staff.
secret of its success is the ability
to help vendors maximise the value
of their assets by providing innovative
solutions to the issue of non-productive
inventory. From co-operative remarketing
and refurbishment programmes to e-business
platforms and corporate barter.
reputation as an inventory management
specialist has been built on flexibility
and speed of response, and technology
has played a key role in ensuring
the company provides service excellence
to its global base of both suppliers
part of its reverse logistics service,
PST guarantees that it can resell
inventory into non-competing secondary
and export markets and, with today’s
emphasis on recycling, this is more
important than ever.
forthcoming EU directive on waste
disposal of electrical products is
set to create huge opportunities in
the marketplace and PST believes that
its growth over the next five years
will come directly from increasing
demands for reverse logistics from
manufacturers and retailers alike.