Syntronic has opened its first research and development centre in North America.
Syntronic Research and Development Canada found its new home in the heart of Kanata’s high-tech district at 555 Legget Drive.
Established in 1983 in Sweden, the company grew to become one of Sweden’s leading design houses in the area of electronics and software design for industries such as telecommunications and medical technology.
“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.”
With offices in Europe and Asia, Syntronic decided to expand to North America, using Ottawa as its launchpad. Already the company has hired 30 employees and says that it plans to hire an additional 30 “in the near future.” In five years, Syntronic anticipates having well over 100 employees in Ottawa.
“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,” Duguid added.
“It gives me great pleasure to welcome the Syntronic R&D Centre to Ottawa,” said Ottawa 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.”