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By Rich Handley

IoT Company Taoglas Acquires Vehicle Antenna Provider ThinkWireless

Taoglas, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) and automotive antennas and RF solutions, has announced the completion of its acquisition of ThinkWireless, an antenna provider that specializes in the design, development and production of combination antenna systems for the commercial vehicle market. The ThinkWireless brand will now be called "ThinkWireless, a Taoglas company." Argy Petros, ThinkWireless' founder and CEO, and Pierre Wassom, its director of RF technology, will both remain with the company.

"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," said Ronan Quinlan, Taoglas' co-CEO, in a prepared statement. "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."

Headquartered in Coconut Creek, Fla., ThinkWireless specializes 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 firm's facilities will become Taoglas' ninth design and development center globally, and the third in the United States, alongside centers 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 said in the prepared statement. "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 antennas will be available for purchase on Taoglas' website, through key distribution partners and via Taoglas' Antenna Builder ecommerce marketplace for custom antennas and cable assemblies.

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