About the company
92000 Nanterre, France
BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions & 3 STEP IT
Responsible consumption and production
BNP Paribas 3 Step IT
We provide companies with solutions to acquire and manage their technology assets in a secure and sustainable way.
BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and 3 Step IT have agreed to create a European strategic alliance with the ambition to provide complete, sustainable, technology lifecycle management solutions internationally. This service offer, deeply rooted in the circular economy, will meet organisations’ demands for more flexible and sustainable product as a service solutions. This alliance will be effective in the 20* European countries where each of the partners operates, as part of a partnership developed under the name “BNP Paribas 3 Step IT”. Within the partnership, a joint venture operation will trade in 11 countries, starting in France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions is a European leader in financing professional equipment. It has been active for more than 20 years in the rental and lifecycle management market. Its technology equipment services have been available in France and Italy. The partnership with 3 Step IT enables this business to expand internationally and to strengthen its re-marketing capabilities at the end of the contract. 3 Step IT is a technology life cycle management specialist. It is a leader in northern Europe, with headquarters in Helsinki. Its services include funding the acquisition and management of technology (usually IT devices), and then refurbishing and remarketing them. This partnership enables 3 Step IT to expand into other countries, notably in Western Europe, where BNP Paribas Leasing The alliance between BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and 3 Step IT confirms our joint ambition to become a leader in the field of finance and product as a service solutions for technology equipment in Europe. We also plan to take a lead in promoting the circular economy with services that help maintain equipment in use, and recondition returned equipment for resale to extend its life. We combine our expertise to provide organisations with a complete management service for their technology equipment: • understand customer needs • funding • tracking and monitoring (what is installed, where it is, who pays, how much, etc.) • data destruction, refurbishing and resale of returned equipment Equipment typically includes: computers, smartphones, printers, etc. This comprehensive service will also be available to manufacturers and distributors to meet their end customers’ needs and expectations. We plan a joint venture company to offer this service by the end of 2019. The joint venture company, named BNP Paribas 3 Step IT, will be 51% owned by BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and 49% by 3 Step IT. With a head office in France, it will also operate in the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. In 2020, the new company plans to extend its services to Poland, Spain, Portugal, Austria and Switzerland, to complete the European network. Beyond the joint venture territory the “BNP Paribas 3 Step IT” alliance will provide similar services to its international clients through a commercial partnership, mainly in the Nordic and Baltic countries.