Motorola Danmark, the Danish division of US mobile phone group Motorola, increased its revenues in 2006 by 58% to DKK 475 m (USD 85.5 m), and posted a net profit of DKK 16.8 m (USD 3 m). Bo Wassberg, managing director of Motorola Danmark, says: "We have boosted out development activities in Denmark and that is naturally reflected in the result."
In May 2006, Motorola acquired a mobile phone development centre in Nørresundby, north Jutland, with a staff of 250 engineers. In September the same year, Motorola also acquired TTP Com, another north Jutland based mobile phone firm, which moved to the Nørresundby location. The full-scale centre develops complete mobile phones with hardware, software, mechanics, design and materials, and also tests the products. The number of staff has increased to 350 people.
Motorola also has a development centre with 300 people in Glostrup, near Copenhagen, which mainly develops Tetra products.
The Motorola owned company, Dansk Beredskabskommunikation A/S, recently won a state tender for a new radio system for the Danish emergency authorities. It will be based on Tetra technology and play an important part of Motorola's Tetra activities in Denmark.
"We expect a further increase in the number of staff in 2007. Not just because of the Danish project, but also because of the projects we have won in Norway, the Baltic States and Iceland," says Bo Wassberg.
The news was reported by ComputerWorld.