Last month, Zebra Technologies announced that it’s acquiring Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise business for $3.45 billion, including Motorola’s mobile computing and identity data capture communications technologies and services. Zebra is best known as a maker of barcode scanning, RFID, and other identification and location-tracking technologies.
The acquisition is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year, and once complete, Zebra and the acquired Enterprise business from Motorola Solutions will operate as a combined business under the Zebra Technologies name. Approximately 4,500 Motorola Solutions employees will transfer to Zebra as part of the deal, as will 3,300 granted and pending patents. In the meantime, the integration planning process is already underway with a primary objective of maintaining business continuity with no disruption to ongoing business.
How Will it Affect Customers?
The acquisition is an exciting one for customers as it combines Zebra and Motorola Solution’s complementary offerings to create an industry leader in enterprise asset intelligence – delivering more value to customers and supporting growth initiatives through increased scale, diversified offerings, integrated solutions, deep expertise and talent and access to resources.
Together with Motorola Solutions, Zebra’s aim is to help existing customers operate and run better by delivering the broadest set of enabling technologies that provide intelligence about their enterprises.
What About Government & Public Safety?
Motorola Solutions will retain its Mission Critical product portfolio and will continue its government business, including its professional commercial radio product portfolio – continuing to manufacture, design, integrate and deliver industry-leading voice and data communication solutions for corporate, government and public safety customers worldwide. Motorola Solutions sells these secure, mission-critical products and solutions with cutting edge software designs for a variety of corporate and government applications, including public safety.
What is Zebra Saying?
“I am excited to share with you that Zebra Technologies has entered into an agreement to acquire the Enterprise business of Motorola Solutions. Zebra’s acquisition of the Enterprise business will combine the complementary offerings of two industry leaders in asset tracking solutions to create a market leader in enterprise asset intelligence for the Connected Age. Motorola Solutions’ mobile platform captures real-time data about physical assets, people, and transactions across the enterprise. Zebra’s enabling technologies provide visibility into business operations for deeper insights and smarter decision-making. The companies’ shared commitment to innovation will help customers harness powerful technology trends like the Internet of Things (IoT), location and motion sensing and mobile enterprise cloud computing. We look forward to the months ahead as we integrate the businesses and continue to serve you with the highest quality.”
– Anders Gustafsson, CEO, Zebra Technologies
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