German-based Wilhelm Sihn Jr, a European provider of digital broadband reception and distribution technologies and better known as WISI, has taken over all the shares of Sweden’s A2B Electronics AB, Motala.
The high-tech company develops, produces and markets most advanced headend products for digital TV. By this acquisition WISI consolidates its market position as one of the leading providers of innovative systems and components for state of the art HFC and next generation networks in Europe.
Its former main owner Bo Lindqvist founded A2B Electronics in 1997. The company has successfully grown over the last decade and became one of the leading providers in the Scandinavian cable TV markets. Today, it is a supplier and partner of all major network operators in this region.
The company continues to grow and is actively developing new markets in both Western Europe and the former CIS states in Eastern Europe. For its expansion, the company is using its well established own marketing and distribution network. A2B gained much international awareness and reputation for its innovations and advanced headend products of very high quality over the last years.
A2B Electronics will continue to operate as a seperate entity within the WISI family of companies. Olof Atterfors, executive VP of A2B Electronics AB, will head the company in the future as MD.
Bo Lindqvist will become a member of WISI’s advisory board on future strategy in the fields of digital TV technology.