Cinterion, ACL Forge M2M Alliance For Global Marketplace

By PRESS RELEASE — May 25, 2010

Cinterion Wireless Modules, the global leader in cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication modules, and Assembly Contracts Limited (ACL), a leading designer and manufacturer of electronic products and sub-assemblies, today announced their strategic partnership to jointly design and integrate wireless components based on Cinterion's award-winning cellular modules.

The partnership enables both companies to leverage their complementary core competencies while it strengthens the manufacturing value chain making it faster and easier to launch integrated M2M solutions for a wide variety of industries.

"In today's fast-paced, competitive marketplace, collaboration is crucial for continued growth and success," said Arthur Woode, commercial director of Assembly Contracts. "Over the last 21 years, Assembly Contracts has used a variety of suppliers for GSM-based products and we're thrilled to sign this exclusive partnership with the world leader in M2M modules. Cinterion has consistently delivered the highest quality modules on the market, and its robust product portfolio, intelligently designed for backward and forward evolution, provides our customers with the right combination of wireless features at the right price without the risk of costly end-of-life redesigns."

The strategic partnership brings together Cinterion's award-winning, carrier approved modules and industry-leading engineering expertise with ACL's proven ability to provide best in class contract electronics manufacturing services. Together, the companies will design and manufacture M2M wireless products that can be quickly integrated for a wide variety of applications and industries including medical, automotive, aerospace and more.

"Our partnership with ACL allows both companies to optimize design, manufacturing and sales processes so customers can very quickly develop and implement new wireless products and solutions," said Michael Wallon, vice president, Cinterion Wireless Modules, Northern Europe. "The force of our combined strengths will enable both Cinterion and ACL to increase market share and expand the global M2M marketplace bringing the power of M2M technology to more and more enterprises."


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