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Taoglas expands M2M antenna operations to Germany

Steve Rogerson
October 8, 2015
Irish M2M antenna maker Taoglas has established a design and support centre in Munich and strengthened its team in Germany. The office is in the MTZ Campus in Agnes-Pockels-Bogen and Andreas Franz has been appointed as sales manager for the region.
In addition, Taoglas has appointed industry veteran and former president of Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe, Brendan McKearney, as its representative. Based in Frankfurt but with a global charter, McKearney will aim to to build strategic partnerships with major players in the ecosystem especially semiconductor makers and major OEMs.
“I am delighted to represent Taoglas,” said McKearney. “Thanks to a razor sharp focus on M2M antennas and world class design teams, they have developed a huge portfolio of best-in-class antennas offering unmatched combinations of performance, efficiency and form factor. In addition, they have the mindset and long-term commitment necessary to succeed in the automotive and industrial markets and fulfil all major quality and sustainability requirements.”
Ronan Quinlan, co-founder and joint CEO of Taoglas, added: “This step underlines our long-term commitment to serving customers in the major European vertical markets for M2M antennas. Our growing customer base here has requested deeper local support and focus, so we are responding to that need. We have growth rates of over 50 per cent per year globally and see huge opportunities in the industrial market with IoT taking off, and in the trend towards connected cars in automotive. Our extensive range of unique M2M antennas and technologies are a perfect match for the demanding applications in key markets here. With Andreas and Brendan we are gaining a wealth of experience and market knowledge showing how serious we are about expansion here.”
Taoglas will exhibit at the ELIV (Electronics in Vehicles) Congress in Baden-Baden on October 14 to 15 and at the Wireless Congress, Systems & Applications in Munich on November 17 to 18. Both Franz and McKearney, together with engineering staff, will be available at these events.
Headquartered in Ireland and with more than 11 years’ experience, Taoglas provides antennas and RF services to leading IoT brands. Shipping tens of millions of antennas yearly, it has more than 100 employees spread across operations in Ireland, Germany, Taiwan and USA.