Ericsson Nikola Tesla
d.d. is the Croatian
affiliate of the Swedish telecommunications
equipment manufacturer Ericsson
. The company is named after the inventor Nikola Tesla
and is the largest specialized provider of modern telecommunications products, solutions and services in central and eastern Europe.
The company is quoted on the Zagreb Stock Exchange
, independently of Ericsson.
Ericsson Nikola Tesla traces its roots back to the state-owned Nikola Tesla Corporation
founded in 1949 in Zagreb
, then SFR Yugoslavia
. It was very successful in the local telecommunications market, and the regional markets, especially of Europe
, for over forty years. It became a licence partner of Ericsson
of Sweden in 1953, selling large volumes of Ericsson systems into the USSR
and other markets from 1958.
In 1977, the company began making Ericsson AXE switches under licence.
With the collapse of communism and the independence of Croatia, the state began looking to privatize the corporation in the year 1992. By 1994, Ericsson
emerged as the highest bidder and took a share of the corporation just short of majority ownership, integrating operations to a significant extent by 1995.
The company is based in Zagreb, with some R&D activities in Split. Staff number in excess of 1450. Gordana Kovačević
serves as president of Ericsson Nikola Tesla and head of its Management Board, while its Supervisory Board is normally headed by the head of the Ericsson Market Unit
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