Hamburg, Germany | April 14, 2015– Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Tactel AB (Tactel). Tactel is a leading mobile app and software consultancy in Sweden that counts many prominent Scandinavian companies as its customers.

This acquisition is part of an ongoing strategy to enhance Panasonic Avionics’ leadership and capabilities in software and design.  Tactel will augment Panasonic Avionics’ existing engineering and software expertise in the consulting and development of apps, portals, visual and interactive design and back-end services.

Tactel will operate as an independent unit of Panasonic Avionics and will continue to deliver a diverse range of solutions to its customers in the media, mobile and financial services industries under the leadership of Jonas Andersson, CEO. 

“We are excited to join Panasonic Avionics and participate in the profound change that mobile technology can bring to the modern inflight experience,” said CEO, Jonas Andersson.  “Panasonic’s market leadership coupled with Tactel’s unique mobile industry experience will provide innovative software solutions for the aviation industry.”

Paul Margis, President and CEO of Panasonic Avionics said, “Tactel is a unique and innovative company that delivers custom solutions with the personalized, rich experiences that today’s connected passengers demand.  We believe that Tactel’s unique blend of solutions and services will help enhance our inflight entertainment and broadband connectivity offerings, and also help our customers become even more successful.”