GatesAir acquires ONEtastic

Onetastic S.r.l (ONEtastic), Italian provider of television and digital radio transmission systems, has been purchased by GatesAir, a portfolio company of The Gores Group. The company will maintain the entire ONEtastic staff and its Brescia facility, and the ONEtastic CEO, Luca Saleri, will be appointed General Manager of GatesAir S.r.l.

ONEtastic is specialized in providing television, digital radio and RF systems to the broadcast, telecom, scientific and government verticals. According to GatesAir, its strength in high-efficiency, low-power TV and DAB radio transmitted complements its range of transmission solutions. In addition, the agreement will also help GatesAir to increase its presence and visibility in Europe.

“The acquisition of ONEtastic underscores our commitment to the broadcast market and accelerates the investments we are making in our transmission portfolio,” said Bruce D. Swail, CEO of GatesAir (picture). “The unique, innovative and award-winning products and technologies from ONEtastic add new capabilities to our portfolio and complement our transmission and transport platforms. The addition of an experienced and highly talented research, development and services team from ONEtastic further expands our world-class engineering and support expertise to create new innovations for the broadcast segment and beyond. Their central European Union location strengthens our International footprint and commitment to global growth.”

Carlo Bombelli, ONEtastic founder, has shown his enthusiasm for the future of his company: “We have worked closely with GatesAir and their talented sales and engineering teams over the years. Our combined strengths will allow the broader company to provide our customers with the industry’s most reliable, state-of-the-art transmission solutions that is backed by a global service network. We’re very excited about the possibilities that lie ahead.”