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Apr 24, 2024 – Egham

CHG-MERIDIAN achieves further successful growth in 2023

• Volume of lease originations in 2023 increased by 9.9 percent to a record high of €2.45 billion, and profit from ordinary activities by 20.8 percent to EUR 164.25 million
• Profitable growth of the CHG-MERIDIAN Group driven by successful international expansion of technology2use portfolio
• Increasing regulation concerning sustainability will further boost demand for IT usage models based on the circular economy refurbished IT equipment

Apr 26, 2023 – Weingarten

CHG-MERIDIAN on a growth path: record figure for lease originations

• Clear growth signal for lease originations: year-on-year increase of 29.3 per cent to €2.23 billion
• Rising demand: usage models instead of purchases of IT, healthcare, and industrial assets
• CEO, Mathias Wagner, affirms CHG-MERIDIAN’s ambition to become the leading global technology2use company

Nov 29, 2022 – Weingarten

CHG-MERIDIAN lays the foundations for business in Singapore

• Expansion in Asia forms part of CHG-MERIDIAN’s international growth strategy
• New location makes CHG-MERIDIAN’s international offering even more compelling

Green IT study: Usage over ownership greatly reduces carbon emissions

• Usage models can provide a huge boost to green IT strategies
• IT usage models can lower carbon emissions by more than 50 percent
• IT usage models can reduce the consumption of valuable resources by up to two-thirds

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CHG-MERIDIAN enters the Indian market with acquisition of OPC Asset Solutions

• Acquisition is part of CHG-MERIDIAN’s international growth strategy
• OPC Asset Solutions provides direct access to the fast-growing Indian market
• A business model based on the circular economy and a shared technology focus offer a great strategic fit for both companies

Nov 3, 2022 – Weingarten

EcoVadis reaffirms silver rating for CHG-MERIDIAN

The CHG-MERIDIAN Group has been awarded a silver rating by EcoVadis for the second consecutive year. For this highly respected sustainability rating, companies worldwide are assessed on the basis of globally accepted sustainability standards. The silver rating puts the CHG-MERIDIAN Group in the top 25 percent of all companies assessed by EcoVadis.

Apr 28, 2022 – Weingarten

CHG-MERIDIAN: Profitable business performance in 2021 and expansion of the business model

• Value of the managed technology portfolio grows to €7.8 billion
• Setting up a new business: ‘devicenow’ offers global IT rental model
• Strengthening the circular economy: Newly founded company ‘circulee’ remarkets refurbished IT equipment

Apr 28, 2022 – Weingarten

CHG-MERIDIAN establishes subsidiary for global IT rental

• devicenow: global IT equipment rental paired with comprehensive service
• Non-captive offering available in 190 countries worldwide
• Device-as-a-service concept as a key component of CHG-MERIDIAN’s growth strategy

Apr 28, 2022 – Weingarten

CHG-MERIDIAN co-founds B2B start-up that remarkets refurbished IT

• circulee offers sustainable solutions for the use of IT hardware to small and medium-sized businesses
• The use of second-hand IT equipment reduces the carbon footprint by 70-800202fpercent compared with new devices
• As co-founder and principal investor, CHG-MERIDIAN wants to make sustainable lifecycle management a driver of growth

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Feb 28, 2022 – Egham


CHG-MERIDIAN has had yet another major win and has been appointed a place on Crown Commercial Service's Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) Leasing and Loans Finance framework (RM6120).

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Feb 28, 2022 – Egham


Showing our continued commitment to supporting the Public Sector, CHG -MERIDIAN UK have won a place upon The Procurement Partnership (TPPL) leasing & Loans DPS framework.

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Apr 22, 2021 – Egham

Successful 2020 financial year thanks to resilient business model

• Pandemic-related decline of 12 per cent in lease origination compared to 2019
• Positive net income development due to strong growth in previous years
• Sustainable business model is an important competitive factor

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APR 22, 2021 - Egham

CHG-MERIDIAN published first sustainability report

The international Group has always based its business model on the resource-efficient circular economy and continuously expands its commitment to sustainability. The 2020 sustainability report is the Group’s first, and it transparently documents the measures taken and the goals set.

Apr 8, 2021 – Egham

CHG-MERIDIAN joins the United Nations Global Compact

The international technology manager makes a clear commitment to responsible corporate governance. In March 2021, CHG-MERIDIAN signed the United Nations Global Compact and thus underlined its long-term commitment to sustainability.

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Feb 3, 2021 – Egham

CHG-MERIDIAN introduces carbon-neutral IT leasing

• carbonZER0 available to customers in 27 countries
• Green financing option for carbon-neutral investment in IT infrastructure
• CO₂ offset payments go toward certified climate protection projects

Apr 23, 2020 – Weingarten

CHG-MERIDIAN shows significant growth for 2019

• Lease origination: 32 per cent increase to around €2 billion compared to the prior year
• Circular economy: almost 700,000 IT devices refurbished for a second lifecycle
• Coronavirus pandemic: both challenge and opportunity

Apr 8, 2020 – Weingarten

CHG-MERIDIAN: Immediate aid to support the community in the region in the wake of the Corona crisis

• Donation of EUR 200,000 to the Bürgerstiftung Kreis Ravensburg
• Dr. Wagner: We need a strong community for cohesion in society
• Support for non-profit associations, especially in the field of art and culture, and for organisations providing social assistance in the region. Particular attention is also paid to supporting disadvantaged children and young people

Mar 1, 2020 – Weingarten

Ulrich Bergmann appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Changes to the Board of Management of CHG-MERIDIAN

Aug 21, 2019 – Egham

CHG-MERIDIAN announces partnership with the Motor Neurone Disease Association

CHG-MERIDIAN is pleased to announce its corporate charity partnership with the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND Association)

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Apr 9, 2019 – Weingarten

Successful business performance delivers a record year for CHG-MERIDIAN

• Growth: Lease originations up 22 per cent year-on-year
• Internationalisation: Successful acquisition of Australian technology specialist equigroup in 2018
• Circular economy: Further increase in the number of refurbished and data-erased assets for the secondary market

Jan 28, 2019 – Egham

CHG-MERIDIAN UK expands into the industrial technology solutions market

• Experienced: Extended focus on material handling equipment
• Independent: Non-captive expertise for a more efficient industrial fleet
• Efficient: Lower Total Cost of Ownership – customers are reporting cash savings of up to 16 per cent

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Jan 16, 2019 – Egham

Department for Education signposts CPC Leasing Framework

• Substantial discounts relative to the marketplace
• A fast and simple route to market, with decreased procurement timescales
• Full compliance with EU Procurement and individual organisations’ finance regulations
• Reduced risk, as all suppliers have been fully evaluated by the CPC team

Sep 3, 2018 – Weingarten / Sydney

CHG-MERIDIAN acquires Australian technology financing company equigroup

• Strategic growth impulse for lease originations for the CHG-MERIDIAN Group
• equigroup opens up access to attractive Australia/New Zealand region
• CHG-MERIDIAN now has a presence in 25 countries around the world

Jul 5, 2018 – Egham

Recording assets on the go securely and cost-effectively with the TESMA® App

• CHG-MERIDIAN further develops TESMA® with the launch of the TESMA® App
• Eliminate manual processes, and reduce the time and effort spent on asset management by using a smartphone
• A further step towards the complete digitalisation of asset lifecycles

Apr 10, 2018 – Weingarten

New European General Data Protection Regulation: Secure data erasure process via CHG-MERIDIAN

• Companies need to adjust the way they handle personal data
• CHG-MERIDIAN offers its own certified data erasure process called eraSURE®
• eraSURE® facilitates compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Mar 22, 2018 – Weingarten

CHG-MERIDIAN continues to generate profitable growth in 2017

• Increased: Volume of lease origination rises by 8 percent year on year
• Successful: Technology diversification and international positioning pay off
• Innovative: Digitalisation offers further opportunities for profitable growth

Feb 20, 2018 – Berlin

Digitalisation proficiency needed in the healthcare sector

• Digital skills as a key competence in the healthcare sector
• Healthcare providers make efficiency gains and increase competitiveness by training their workforce
• CHG-MERIDIAN supports D21-Digital-Index and analyses impact on investments in healthcare

Jan 24, 2018 – Berlin

D21 digital index for 2017/2018 shows that German companies are lagging behind on mobile workspaces

• The mobile workspace is becoming a competitive factor for firms
• Companies have to help employees embrace digitalisation
• CHG-MERIDIAN is again supporting the D21 study as a partner

Jan 22, 2018 – Egham

Behrning new Executive Vice President Western Europe, Henrion takes over Vice President Sales role for France

From January 2018, Ralf Behrning, former Vice President Sales France, takes over the role of Executive Vice President Western Europe, succeeding Wayne Fowkes, Sales Director Americas.

Oct 30, 2017 – Egham

CHG-MERIDIAN: positive business development in the first nine months

• Growth: lease originations and profitability increase
• Continuity: remarketing uptrend continues
• Potential: Enterprise Mobility Solutions offer excellent prospects and win an award

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Sep 18, 2017 – Egham

CHG-MERIDIAN UK awarded place on the CPC leasing framework


• Strong: Full marks for our quality of services and contract management
• Appreciated: Existing service relationship
• Experienced: 40 years of experience in the public sector

Apr 28, 2017 – Weingarten

Flying start to 2017 for CHG-MERIDIAN

• Successful: volume of leases originated rises by 13 percent year on year; above-average growth in Germany
• Robust: international business continues to perform well
• Buoyant: high demand for data erasure and mobility solutions

Apr 7, 2017 – Weingarten

Digital Signage Solutions (DSS) from CHG-MERIDIAN are leading the way

• Direct: Communicate with your preferred target group in real time
• With confidence: A test phase provides peace of mind during digital transformation
• State-of-the-art: A technology refresh means you always get the latest technology

Apr 20, 2017 – Weingarten

Procurex 2017

This year, CHG-MERIDIAN will be exhibiting at the Procurex England South event on 20th April 2017. This is an annual Public Sector Festival of Procurement where we will be looking to educate attendees as to how we can assist with the procurement of their IT technology.

Nov 16, 2016 – Weingarten

CHG-MERIDIAN reorganises Board of Management; Dr. Mathias Wagner to succeed Jürgen Mossakowski

Steadfast: Mossakowski to join the new Supervisory Board, Dr. Wagner to become the new Chairman of the Board of Management
Strong: Sales activities to be brought together in one remit
Structured: Separate Board of Management remit for IT and Services

Nov 16, 2016 – Weingarten

2016 D21 Digital Index: Companies must contribute to digitalisation of Germans

CHG-MERIDIAN is supporting the D21 study as a partner for the first time
The digital skills of the German population are improving – but too slowly
Three out of four Germans prefer to learn how to use smartphones and similar devices by themselves in their spare time
The onus is on companies: Tax-exempt incentive programs also provide employees with access for personal use

Feb 10, 2017 – Weingarten

CHG-MERIDIAN increases its lease originations by 9 percent in 2016

Sustained organic growth at a high level shows that the strategy is working

Excellent progress in the delivery of the service strategy, record result for certified data erasure

Two new sites in Germany bring the Company closer to its customers and create further potential for growth

Oct 31, 2016 – Gross-Gerau

Colleagues for colleagues: CHG-MERIDIAN employees run for a good cause

Carrying the baton: marathon route completed by six relay teams

Collective effort: €2,531.70 raised for the Gross-Gerau sports association for disabled people

Cooperation: CHG-MERIDIAN has employed people with disabilities at its Gross-Gerau site since 2007

Oct 27, 2016 – Weingarten

CHG-MERIDIAN AG steps up the pace of growth in the third quarter of 2016

Moving up a gear: accelerated growth in lease originations

Security-conscious: strong demand for data erasure services

Innovative: Enterprise Mobility Solutions demonstrate their potential

Jul 22, 2016 – Weingarten

Buoyant growth for CHG-MERIDIAN in the first half of 2016

Momentum: Strong growth impetus in western and southern Europe

Solidity: Gross profit stabilises at a high level

Innovation: New enterprise mobility solution opens up potential