China’s Quectel opens R&D centre in Serbia

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Chinese IT company Quectel Wireless Solutions has opened a research and development centre in Belgrade, Serbia, with the aim of reinforcing its global R&D structure and getting closer to customers in Europe, Serbian state news agency Tanjug has reported.

The company’s Serbian subsidiary will start fully-fledged operations during the first quarter of 2020 with a professional team of embedded developers working in collaboration with core R&D teams in China.

“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 [Internet of Things] modules for customers and get their products to the market more quickly.” Quectel CEO Patrick Qian said in a statement, adding that the establishment of the R&D centre shows “commitment towards customers and represents a big step forward in becoming a truly localised global company.”

The Belgrade office, which will be the company’s first European technology development site, will focus on customer-driven activities, software customisation, application layer development, and supporting key customers on IoT  integration and design, enabling Quectel to provide faster support to customers in the region.