All shares of Oulu/Finland based Aava Mobile Oy – specialist for the Design and Manufacturing of latest technology industrial ruggedized smartphones and tablet computers – were sold to Mannheim/Germany based Pepperl+Fuchs Group.
“We are delighted to bring our strength in designing next generation industrial smartphones and tablet computers into Pepperl+Fuchs Group and we expect numerous synergies out of this new set-up” said Markus Appel, CEO of Aava Mobile Oy.
“Aava competence in designing enterprise mobile devices fits nicely to our Ecom Mobile Communication and Computing Business Unit and gives us access to leading edge design competence” states Dr. Gunther Kegel, CEO of Pepperl+Fuchs SE.
Founded in 2009 by wireless experts in Oulu, Finland, Aava Mobile has become a key player in the global enterprise tablet market, holding a leading position in retail services and mobile POS technology. Aava creates pioneering payment devices and industrial tablets as well as handhelds for and together with a great number of vendors, utilizing its expertise in the mobile, rugged computer designs and latest wireless technologies.
The business unit Mobile Communication and Computation at the manufacturing company for industrial sensors and explosion protection equipment was established 2016 with the takeover of the German company ECOM. The business unit provides explosion protected industrial smartphones and tablet computers to the global process industry and will be strengthened by the acquisition of Aava.