AFL has acquired Optimal Cable Services, a manufacturer of fiber optic cable and provider of connectivity products based in Melbourne, Australia. Optimal will join the AFL portfolio, expanding the company’s global offering of solutions to the telecommunications, mining and general distribution markets. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“AFL’s products and services are now in use in over 120 countries around the world. We currently manufacture our products in multiple locations, and adding Optimal greatly extends our manufacturing capabilities in the South Pacific,” said Kurt Dallas, vice president and general manager, global cable systems, for AFL. “The team at Optimal has an excellent track record of taking care of customers and we look forward to working with this group to further grow our business and customer base across Asia.”
At its facility in Melbourne, Optimal manufactures uni-tube, stranded loose tube, armored loose tube, high count loose tube, riser and all-dielectric self-supporting (ADSS) cables in addition to composite, cords and ancillary products. Optimal also provides patchcords, pigtails, connectors, adaptors, tooling, test equipment and media converters.
AFL, headquartered in Spartanburg, S.C., provides products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, OEM, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets. It also serves the oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid markets. The company’s product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training.Tagged with acquisition, lighting, tED