Axis Communications investing in software development

Axis Communications will open an R&D office for software development in Linköping in Southern Sweden in May and plans to employ around 100 staff on software development within 2 years.

“Axis is a growth company. Our strong focus on research and development is one of the cornerstones of our success. As we are growing rapidly, we have to look outside Lund to recruit the required competencies at the rate we need,” says Kenneth Jonsson, vice president R&D at Axis Communications.

During 2017, Axis generated sales of just over SEK 8.6 billion (just under $US1 billion), of which more than 18 per cent was reinvested in R&D. At Axis headquarters in Lund, more than 1000 people work with research and development of new products and solutions in areas such as network video, access control systems, audio systems and video analytics.

At the office in Linköping, software development will be in focus. The operations in Linköping will be started in cooperation with the consulting company HiQ.

“We see many benefits of having an office in Linköping, where we find a combination of a good university and a well-functioning business community. This gives us a good basis for finding the right competencies and for pursuing successful R&D operations,” says Jonsson.

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