LEAPP, the Dutch company which made its name remanufacturing and refurbishing Apple iPads and iPhones, has gone bankrupt. The shutters are up on its high street outlets and the firm’s websites displayed the following message: “Unfortunately LEAPP has been forced to apply for a moratorium. On 8 June 2018 the court converted the suspension of payments into bankruptcy. The bankruptcy trustee is currently investigating the possibilities for a restart, for which candidates have already reported.
The shops and the web shop of LEAPP are closed until further notice.’ As ReMaTecNews went to press, that situation had not changed and company founder Rogier van Camp has not responded to requests for comment. The firm, founded in 2011, had more than 20 stores in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, and reportedly employs around 200 people. In 2014, Het Financieele Dagblad named LEAPP as the fastest-growing retail organisation in the Netherlands (FD Gazellen).
Edit 2 august 2018: LEAPP restarted on the 26th of July with the help of Amsterdam based investor firm Nobel Capital.