Ottawa, Ontario: Syntronic Opens Its First North American R&D Center
10 Mar, 2015
Photo: Syntronic managing director Hans Molin speaks at the grand opening of the company’s new Ottawa R&D office.
Syntronic, a leader in advanced electronics development, recently opened its first R&D center in North America in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
The company was established in 1983 in Sweden, and quickly grew to become one of Sweden’s leading design houses in the area of electronics, electro-mechanics and software design for various industries such as telecommunications, medical technology, automotive, defense and many others.
Syntronic’s strength lies in a clear focus on advanced electronics development and its complete service offering from idea through the entire product life cycle.
Over the years, Syntronic has opened several offices throughout Europe, as well as offices in other regions such as China, Malaysia and Indonesia. Ottawa serves as the perfect gateway to the North American market. The city is home to a high concentration of high-tech, defence, med-tech and industrial companies as well as the sought after local talent.
Syntronic’s new home is in the heart of Kanata’s high-tech district at 555 Legget Drive. It is an excellent location to cater to the many potential local and global customers around Ottawa. In Ottawa, Syntronic has hired 30 employees and expects to hire another 30 in the near future. In five years, Syntronic expects to have 120 employees in Ottawa. Syntronic’s parent company currently has more than 400 employees.
“I’m delighted that Syntronic chose Ontario for their first North American Research and Development Center,” says Brad Duguid, Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure. “We are home to a highly skilled and diverse workforce that will support Syntronic’s expansion into the North American market. Research and innovation are priorities for our government, and attracting innovative business investments, like Syntronic, will continue to build our dynamic business environment and create well-paying jobs for Ontarians.”
“It gives me great pleasure to welcome the Syntronic R&D Center to Ottawa,” says Mayor Jim Watson. “With a high concentration of technology companies, including many of the world’s leaders in the field of communications, and a large pool of highly-skilled talent, Ottawa is the logical choice as a gateway to the North American market. This celebration is a credit to the hard work of Invest Ottawa and is the kind of success we anticipated when the organization was conceptualized.”
Photo: Ottawa Business Journal