Revolutionising the way we eliminate e-waste by accelerating the transition to a circular supply chain


We live in a world where resources are running out. That is why we need to create value out of everything.

Sustainability is the core aspect of our business model. Together, we find solutions so that you can use your products and components for as long as possible, reduce energy consumption and have a positive impact on the environment.

But we offer more than sustainable benefits to our clients; we deliver tailor-made solutions that are efficient, save costs and allow your business to flourish. We know the importance of brand image and customer experience – and if we can address this for you whilst optimizing costs and using circular solutions, even better.

And with our support, you can take this sustainable approach too. Are you curious about how you could lower your carbon emissions? If you reuse rather than produce new, you can contribute up to 55% less carbon emissions per electronic device.


Almost 95% of devices are reused and recycled by Drake & Farrell. These ‘good as new’ devices use up to 55% less carbon emissions than if new were produced.


In 2022, 60 million tonnes of electronic waste will be produced worldwide. In terms of weight, this is equivalent to 300,000 blue whales. Of that e-waste, 80% will end up in landfill and only 20% will be recycled.


A stunning 70% of the weight of an average electronic device comes from minerals and rare metals. With a shortage on raw materials, prices have soared, and profit has reduced.

Our Solutions

Reverse Logistics

In six smart steps, we turn returns into new products and relieve our clients of the administrative burden. As functioning products are repaired and refurbished, you can save more than 50% of raw materials on every device by harvesting and reusing components. By reusing at WEEELABEX standards, not only devices become good as new but we ensure compliance on EU safety and health legislations.

We are convinced efficient returns should save you time and that a quick turnaround of products improves your customer experience. Our return intake therefore ensures fast and efficient registration throughout a fully system-controlled return process. Once a device is quality checked, we assess and report back to you so that together we can improve the way you use your resources.

Forward Logistics

The efficient movement of goods from seller to buyer in forward logistics is operated flexibly and reliably by us. Using fully tracked shipments to benefit the operational process, we offer you profitable results and cost-efficient solutions to satisfy you and your business.

With over 15 years of experience, we ensure flexibility even in seasonal periods while safeguarding your products as a TAPA member. When inbound shipments are received, they are stored in our A+++ energy certified warehouse. Our paternoster space-saving storage solution ensures reliable pick and pack. Our efficiency then contributes towards reduced costs and end-customer satisfaction for you.

Value Creation

Circular solutions with active value creation generate positive changes because we save energy and costs by reusing raw materials versus new production. We can work with you to better our planet and future generations, and if this means value is added and your brand image is boosted, even better.

In easy steps, together we look at how your production process can be aligned, generating profit and reuse in a smarter way. By repurposing, reconfiguring, and recycling devices, we offer innovative solutions which benefit you operationally, financially and sustainably. Our procurement services, spare parts management, kitting, and remarketing services result in added value for your business. Partnering with us means that we support you on your journey of being a pioneer.

We contribute to UN Sustainability Goals

Our Partners

At first it seemed like a lot of hassle, but by redesigning our returns process, we saved a lot

Supply Chain Manager of a major producer of user electronics,


Established in 2006, Drake & Farrell is a leading provider of supply chain solutions focused on forward, reverse, and active value creation to its logistics clients.



Consumer Electronics

Fast Moving Consumer Goods


Media Center

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Last week David Engel, Berry Selhorst and Birgitta van Santen joined the digital meeting on inclusive entrepreneurship. This meeting was

Drake & Farrell obtains energy label A+++

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Drake & Farrell in RTLZ broadcast Nederland Maakt Het

Last Saturday, October 10, Drake & Farrell could be seen at Dutch TV channel RTLZ in the programme Nederland Maakt Het.

Drake & Farrell wins LEF-prize 2020 for Entrepreneurial Organisations

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Drake & Farrell renews ISO 9001:2015 certification

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Support your locals

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We are proud to state that De Maatschappij Departement Rotterdam has announced that we have been nominated for the LEF-prize

Drake & Farrell interview in ChannelConnect

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Pilot with D&F engineer app

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New Year’s breakfast at Drake & Farrell

At Drake & Farrell we started yesterday morning with a New Year’s breakfast to toast on a wonderful 2020 together.

New CEO – Jan Flens is handing the baton to David Engel

After 13 years leading Drake & Farrell, Jan Flens will step down as CEO and henceforth serve as Chairman of the

Team Drake & Farrell wishes you a Happy Holidays

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Service Logistics Summit 2019

During the Service Logistics Summit in Venlo last Thursday, Jan Flens spoke with chairman of the day Harm Edens about

Update construction new location

An update about the construction of our new location! The builders are currently working on the foundation of our new

Successful meeting at Dutch Design Week

Jan Flens, Steven J. Jansen, Arie Cupedo and Thijs Bender gave a presentation about value chain partnerships and circular ambitions

Drake & Farrell main sponsor of Service Logistics Summit

On November 14 the 23rd edition of the Service Logistics Summit will be held at the Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo. The

Prevention staff at Drake & Farrell

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NFC business cards

Drake & Farrell will use NFC business cards from now on. On these cards ‘near field communication’ technology can be

Festive act at first pile of new construction for Drake & Farrell

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Practice evening for in-house emergency responders

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Switch to BIO-based stretch wrap film

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Circular economy featured in “Doing business as we do”

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Drake & Farrell working with KPN towards a circular economy!

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Would you like to discuss returns solutions, forward logistics or value creation? We are happy to support you with your challenges and offer tailor-made partnerships.