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Stadium Group announced the opening of its latest regional design centre, located at the Kista Science City in Stockholm, Sweden. The new design centre supports the Group’s customer-focused, design-led technology proposition and will focus primarily on serving its fast-growing wireless business. It will be steered by a team of high calibre wireless electronics design engineers and technical sales specialists whose combined experience brings expertise in the areas of mobile connectivity, machine-to-machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT).
The Kista design centre is the fourth to be introduced by Stadium over the past twelve months following the launch, in 2015, of three regional design centres in Shanghai, China, and in Southampton and Norwich in the UK. The 200m² office space and laboratory at the Kista Science City was chosen as the primary location for Stadium’s wireless design activity, and as the hub for the Group’s Technology Board, due to its recognised status as one of the world’s leading high-tech clusters, often referred to as Europe’s ‘Wireless Valley’.
Charlie Peppiatt, CEO at Stadium Group, commented: “Stadium’s wireless business pipeline continues to grow in this fast moving sector of M2M connectivity. By establishing a network of regional design centres in key locations across Europe and Asia, along with first-class manufacturing and fulfilment facilities, we are creating the right operating model to manage the scale of our existing design-led business and to harness future growth.”
As an increasingly important player in the design of IoT and M2M technologies, Stadium has evolved as a ‘go to’ integrator in certain specific vertical markets, including: aftermarket automotive, usage-based insurance (UBI), asset tracking, smart home, energy management, and wearables. Sizing its business with additional design engineering capability to address the growth in these and other markets is a priority for the Group, and has been a key factor in the selection of highly skilled engineers to head up the Kista design centre, providing extensive know-how across the wireless electronics sector.