11/11/2002 - Centurion Wireless Technologies announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Allgon Mobile Communications (AMC), a division of Swedish based Allgon AB. Allgon Mobile Communications is a global designer and manufacturer of antennas for mobile phones and communication devices with operations in Akersberga, Sweden and Beijing, P.R.C. The acquisition, nearly doubling Centurion's global production capabilities, will make Centurion the world's leading engineering designer and manufacturer of antennas for the wireless communications industry.
"Centurion and Allgon Mobile Communications have complementary antenna product lines, engineering vision and operating philosophies," said Gary Kuck, president and CEO of Centurion. "Allgon Mobile Communications brings a unique combination of engineering and high volume manufacturing that will enable Centurion to continue to extend its market position."
Like Centurion, Allgon Mobile Communications develops, manufactures, and markets a variety of antennas for mobile devices. With access to AMC's complementary mobile antenna product line, Centurion is able to enhance its line of diverse antenna products. AMC also brings deep expertise in RF, electrical and mechanical engineering, further underscoring Centurion's position as one of the world's leading RF designers and manufacturers.
In addition to its strong existing relationships with European mobile OEM customers, AMC will further strengthen Centurion's sales, service and manufacturing capabilities. Centurion will be able to build stronger relationships with their existing customers and AMC's customers by offering manufacturing capabilities at six manufacturing facilities and engineering support at six design centers around the globe.
About Centurion Wireless Technologies
Centurion Wireless Technologies, Inc. is a global designer and manufacturer of innovative wireless antenna and power products. The company holds multiple U.S. and international patents and is an ISO 9001 and QS9000 registered company. The Company supplies mobile wireless device manufacturers including, Nokia, Motorola, Sony-Ericsson, Dell Computer and Cisco among others. Founded in 1978 by Gary and Susan Kuck, Centurion is headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska with additional facilities in Shanghai, P.R.C.; Aylesbury, U.K.; Seoul, S. Korea; and Penang, Malaysia.
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