The Chinese IT company Quectel Wireless Solutions, the leading global supplier of cellular and GNSS modules, announced on Tuesday the establishment of a research and development center in Belgrade to reinforce its global R&D structure and get closer to customers in Europe.
- Quectel Research & Development Center Europe Co. doo Beograd-Stari Grad will start full-fledged operations in the first quarter of 2020, with a professional team of embedded developers working in collaboration with core R&D teams in China - the Chinese company says in a press release, published on the prnewswire.com portal.
With this operation Quectel is confirming the plan to expand its presence on a global scale.
The press release further adds that, with an objective of building a strong technical foundation in Europe, the Belgrade office will focus on customer-driven activities, software customization, application layer development, and supporting key customers on IoT integration and design.
As the first European technology development site, it will boost its capability to support the Quectel product roadmap and enable the company to provide faster support to customers in the region, the press release says.
- We are strengthening our local R&D capacities in Europe so that our engineering team can work more efficiently to turn great ideas into the latest IoT modules for customers and get their products to the market more quickly - said Quectel CEO Patrick Qian.
Headquartered in Shanghai, Quectel has over 1,500 employees worldwide and is now operating globally with the international business led by industry-known managers. The company has now built up a global customer support network spanning more than 50 countries and regions.