Sims Metal Management buys mobile phone recycler S3 Interactive


Glasgow based recycler S3 Interactive (S3i) has been acquired by Sims Metal Management’s recycling division Sims Recycling Solutions for an undisclosed sum.

The company, which was founded in 2004 by Philip Johnston is a UK leader in the recycling of smart phones and tablet computers. He will remain with the company under Sims’ ownership to drive growth.


S3i specialises in recycling end of life and defective mobile devices from manufacturers’ warranty and non-warranty service providers.

Sims Recycling Solutions chief executive Graham Davy said: “S3i’s extensive experience is a natural fit with SRS and, as a scalable business, we are very excited by the prospect of expanding its services to our global client base.

“Together we can offer a sustainable solution for our clients’ valuable electronic resources in a secure, environmentally responsible and cost effective manner.”