Rohde & Schwarz PMR Sold to China’s Hytera Communications
Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG has agreed the sale of Rohde & Schwarz Professional Mobile Radio GmbH (PMR) to Hytera Communications Co. Ltd., China’s largest provider of professional mobile radio equipment and solutions. Chinese Hytera was selected as a new strategic partner because the company fully complements Rohde & Schwarz PMR as a manufacturer of TETRA infrastructure products. Hytera is a solution provider with a wide base and a large product portfolio that also includes terminal equipment.
Dr. Georg Haubs, President and CEO of Rohde & Schwarz Professional Mobile Radio GmbH, stated, "Partnering with Hytera will give us a competitive edge especially in projects involving a large or continual demand for terminal equipment. Moreover, we will get better access to the Asian market. This means enormous growth potential in the field of professional mobile radio. We also have high expectations in the Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) business."
The new owner takes over Rohde & Schwarz’ PMR unchanged including all employment relationships, contracts and customer relations. The Bad Münder, Germany, location will be maintained, which was a major consideration for Rohde & Schwarz when selecting a buyer.