CellMax Technologies, a provider of advanced and ultra-high efficiency base station antennas, has acquired the Swedish consulting company Antenna Solutions. Antenna Solutions is a long-term partner of CellMax and will now focus entirely on the development of CellMax ‘next generation’ base station antennas.
The acquisition takes effect on 1 March 2012 and Antenna Solution’s two founders, antenna development experts Stefan Jonsson and Dan Karlsson, will then join CellMax’s research and development team in Kista, Sweden.
‘We are happy to now have secured the long term services of two of the best antenna developers in the world’, said Einar Ahlström, CEO of CellMax. ‘We have for many years had a good professional relationship with Antenna Solutions. This acquisition will take it one step further and guarantee the continued development and improvement in what is already by far the most efficient antennas in the world.’
Antenna Solutions was founded in 2004 by Stefan Jonsson and Dan Karlsson. The company provides consulting services mainly in the area of base station antenna design for cellular, WiMAX and WLAN systems. The two founders have, taken together, designed base station antennas for more than 30 years. Today, their designs are in use all over the world. They have also made crucial contributions to the development of the CellMax Technologies ultra-high efficiency antenna family.
The acquisition coincides with the construction of a brand new highly advanced indoor antenna research, test and measurement lab that will be built by CellMax in Kista, just north of Stockholm, Sweden. Kista is a world-leading cluster in mobile communications and home to many ICT-related companies (including the global headquarters of Ericsson, the world's largest mobile telecommunications equipment vendor).
With growth of 829% over the last five years, CellMax Technologies was recently awarded the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2011 status as one of the 500 fastest-growing technology companies across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). CellMax is one of Sweden’s 20 fastest growing technology companies.