Sweden-Based Syntronic Opens North America Research and Development Centre In Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Syntronic’s Research and Development Canada found its new home in the heart of Ottawa’s Kanata high-tech district at 555 Legget Drive. Kanata is a suburb of Ottawa, Ontario, located about 14 miles from the city's downtown.
According to the firm, its North American campus opened with 30 employees and will have another 30 employees in the near future. Within five years the firm expects to double its workforce to 120 associates.
Ottawa was chosen as for its Research and Development Centre due to its high concentration of high-tech, defense, med-tech and industrial companies as well as sought after local talent. It is an excellent location to cater to the many potential local and global customers, company officials said.
“I’m delighted that Syntronic chose Ontario for their first North American Research and Development Centre,” said 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 Centre to Ottawa," said 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."
Over the years, Syntronic has opened several offices throughout Europe, as well as offices in other regions such as China, Malaysia and Indonesia. Established in 1983, and serving various industries such as telecommunications, medical technology, automotive, defense, company officials said Syntronic’s strength lies in a clear focus on advanced electronics development and their complete service offering from idea through the entire product life cycle.
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