Understanding Zebra Technologies’ Acquisition of Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise Business

Near the end of 2014, Zebra technologies completed the acquisition of Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise business for $3.45 billion in cash.  The combination of these two asset tracking powers will produce a market leader in enterprise asset intelligence. The combined company will be a part of Zebra Technologies and, as a result, will be known as the Zebra Technologies Enterprise business. Motorola Solutions recognized that the synergies between their Enterprise and Government businesses were not where they needed to be, and that prompted the shift solely focusing on the Government and Public Safety business. Motorola Solutions will continue to design, manufacture, deliver, and integrate data communication and voice solutions to customers worldwide.  Motorola’s mobile platform allows organizations to harness data in real time throughout the enterprise, providing visibility into physical assets, employees, and transactions.  Zebra Technologies is focused on building technologies that offer deeper insights into business operations, so businesses are able to make the smartest, most profitable decisions. What does this acquisition mean for customers? Only good things.  Lowry Solutions is still aligned with both brands, so customers will not be affected.  In fact, the transaction will allow Lowry to provide an even more impressive set of innovative solutions that help customers succeed in their industries.  Customers will continue to receive the same access, products, customer service, and industry expertise Lowry has always offered.  This new, combined organization recognizes Lowry Solutions as a premier authorized partner.

The transaction will simply act as a way for Zebra to extend the geographical reach of their leading end-to-end solutions.  The combined product/technology portfolio will present more growth opportunities for Zebra while also maximizing efficiency and productivity throughout the enterprise. “Although this is undoubtedly a large acquisition for Zebra, we want our customers to know that things will be business as usual for Lowry Solutions,” said Mike Lowry, President and CEO of Lowry Solutions. “Zebra Technologies and Motorola Solutions are two innovative and like-minded organizations, and I’m confident that this transaction will be beneficial not only to Lowry, but to our customers as well.” For more information on the acquisition, take a look at Zebra’s acquisition fact sheet.