Contact is established with foreign Estonian scientist, entrepreneur and President of MITEQ Inc Aksel Kiiss. Up to this point, said working group had been researching free-space optical communication through laser beams, but this was abandoned within a few years of Estonia regaining its independence.
Rantelon designs, develops and manufactures innovative electronic systems with in-house capabilities in electronics, software, mechanics and radio technology. During its 25 years of operations, Rantelon has become a company with a workforce of almost 50 employees whose level of quality of work has won company the trust of many established clients from the civil, security and industrial sectors.
Rantelon was founded in 1995 by then Tallinn University of Technology Department of Radio and Communication Engineering professor Andres Taklaja and engineer Priit Kinks. Working with the American radio electronics company MITEQ and its foreign Estonian president Aksel Kiiss played an important role in the founding of the company.
Even now, 25 years later, both founders remain hard at work – now as the CEOs and owners of one of the most successful high-tech companies in Estonia. Most of all, even today an academic outlook valuing total professional engagement forms an important strand of the company’s DNA.
Its team, comprising talented practising engineers with their vast knowledge of their field, has played a key role in the company’s growth.
Adding much-needed practical possibilities and skills to this considerable human factor, the company has been able to create an array of innovative new devices and systems, bringing people together and making the world a safer place. Its capacity to independently manufacture from idea to finished product and to reproduce it on site is unique and means that Rantelon is able to respond more quickly and flexibly compared to other enterprises.
As such, a compact value offer awaits you as our client – product development from idea to fruition along with all of the necessary innovations and further development for its life cycle, not to mention logistics.
In 2019 Rantelon opened its spacious new research centre and factory. Modern production options have allowed the company to increase its capacity substantially and to continue its rapid growth. In doing so, Rantelon has also preserved the bridge between product development and production, carrying your ideas to higher levels. Developing high-tech solutions to face the global challenges that lie ahead has been given a new lease on life.
The chair is founded after Kiiss, the university’s major sponsor donates old radio equipment and design software worth $300,000, which he had bought out from his own company.
help from Kiiss and the Estonian Innovation Foundation
9 September 1927 (Alatskivi, Tartu County) – 20 April 1995 (Northport, New York). Kiiss was known as a foreign Estonian scientist and entrepreneur and as the President of MITEQ Inc in the USA, which played an important role in the founding of Rantelon OÜ.
The company is established by Priit Kinks and Andres Taklaja from the Chair of Microwave Equipment. Their goal is to change the focus of microwave research from basic to more practical research and to earn income in addition to what the university is paying them.
Rantelon starts hiring students, who are able to earn a little extra alongside their studies.
and both the Chair of Microwave Equipment and Rantelon OÜ relocate to Estonian National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics office space.
and begins the transition from manual production to automation.