Taoglas acquires ThinkWireless to grow in trucking, bus, off-road and motorcycle industries
Taoglas, a provider of IoT and automotive antenna and RF solutions, has completed its acquisition of ThinkWireless, Inc., an antenna provider that specialises in the design, development and production of combination antenna systems for the commercial vehicle market.
The ThinkWireless brand will become ThinkWireless, a Taoglas company. ThinkWireless founder and chief executive officer, Dr. Argy Petros and director of RF Technology Pierre Wassom will remain. The terms of the deal have not been revealed.
“ThinkWireless has made a name for itself as a designer and developer of high-quality combination antenna systems with deep roots in the commercial trucking industry, where infotainment services, including good quality of service from satellite and AM/FM radio, weather band and GNSS are crucial,” says Ronan Quinlan, co-CEO, Taoglas.
“As we continue to explore potential acquisitions to strengthen the Taoglas brand, we were struck by how similar ThinkWireless’ approach to antenna design and manufacturing is to our own commitment to excellence. This is a great acquisition for the Taoglas Group as we look to further expand into new, synergistic markets such as the commercial vehicle industry.”
ThinkWireless, headquartered in Coconut Creek, Florida, specialises in the design, development and production of combination antenna systems that incorporate two or more frequency bands, including those for SiriusXM satellite radio, GPS, AM/FM, weather band, DAB, HDTV, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and LTE. The ThinkWireless facilities will become Taoglas’ ninth design and development centre globally, and the third in the U.S., alongside centres in San Diego and Minneapolis.
“Taoglas is well-known as a global brand that delivers the highest-quality antennas and RF solutions to the automotive, IoT and other markets,” Petros says. “Taoglas’ global scale and sales channels are unparalleled and will help grow the reach of ThinkWireless’ solutions in the trucking and commercial vehicle industry around the world.”
The ThinkWireless antennas will be available for purchase on the Taoglas website, through key distribution partners and through Taoglas’ Antenna Builder ecommerce marketplace for custom antennas and cable assemblies.