Telematics service provider ATX Technologies Inc. will create a European subsidiary called ATX Europe.
The Dallas company has not finalized the dollar value of its investment in the new subsidiary.
ATX Europe will consist of a call center, data center and headquarters that likely will be in or near Dusseldorf, Germany. Operations, which are set to start by January 2004, initially will focus on the German and French market.
In North America, ATX provides telematics services to Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Jaguar. The company has not yet secured contracts with automakers for ATX Europe.
ATX Europe initially will have about 70 employees.