The acquisition of Sepura by Hytera Communications has now been completed.
Sepura has end customers in more than 100 countries, and has the second-largest market share in public security in Europe. Hytera’s acquisition of Sepura adds approximately 700 professionals and staff to Hytera’s organisation.
“The PMR communications industry is seeing rapid evolution, and Hytera leads in incorporating new technologies and attractive features that deliver more effective solutions for our customers,” said Qingzhou Chen, founder, chairman and president of Shenzhen, Guangdong-based Hytera.
“Adding the Sepura Group complements our strengths in technological innovation, especially in TETRA, along with adding sophisticated engineering talent and an experienced operating team, and enhances our channel partnerships around the world.”
In 2011, Hytera acquired what is now Hytera Mobilfunk GmbH in Germany, growing it into a significant PMR provider in Europe and one of our most important research centres. By adding Sepura, Hytera now has two more innovation centres, in the United Kingdom and Spain.
Established in 1993 in Shenzhen, China, Hytera Communications is said to be the world’s fastest-growing PMR solution provider and the world’s number one DMR Tier III Trunking provider. Its more than 7000 employees serve organisations in more than 120 countries, including in government, the public security sector, the utilities, transportation, and oil and gas industries, and a range of other businesses.
In 2016, both Hytera and Sepura provided PMR solutions for event management and public safety at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. In 2017, Hytera will provide similar PMR communications solutions for security and event management for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
“Joining with Hytera gives us access to a broader cross-section of the market, gives our dealers the advantage of a wider range of products and solutions, and provides growth opportunities for our engineers and research and development technicians,” said David Barrass, interim chief executive officer of Sepura.
Last year, Hytera reported year-over-year growth of 39%. In 2016, Hytera’s overall sales of terminals were up 52% and its overall sales of infrastructure increased 86%.
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