Pennine pockets MTelecom’s radio business

Nimans-owned company Pennine has acquired Durham headquartered MTelecom's radio business for an undisclosed sum.

Bury-based Pennine collected MTelecom's goodwill, assets, stock and test equipment following the retirement of its MD Stephen Black who founded the business as Border Communications in 1987.

Two-way radio vendor partnerships include Motorola, Hytera, Icom, Kenwood and Tait.

Pennine won was selected from 14 companies that expressed an interest in acquiring MTelecom's radio arm.

"Pennine was first choice," stated Black. "MTelecom has a loyal customer base with one client having been with us since 1988. You don't throw away that kind of loyalty, so how our customers would be cared for in future was key for me.

"Pennine can offer the necessary two-way radio expertise and other specialisms that could deliver additional value."

Pennine MD Andrew Roberts stated: "MTelecom has earned a reputation for its technical and service offering.

"The MTelecom business will now be integrated into Pennine's dedicated Pennine Radio division which sits alongside the UC, mobile, IT services and cloud operations."