Five Draka holding companies come together as Draka Comteq

May 24, 2001
May 24, 2001--Five of the Draka Holding companies announced a new strategic alliance, Draka Comteq, to combine capabilities including the manufacturer of raw fiber through finished cables for the telephony market.

Five of the Draka Holding companies announced a new strategic alliance, "Draka Comteq," to combine capabilities including the manufacturer of raw fiber through finished cables for the telephony market. The five companies include Draka Fibre Technology in the Netherlands, NKF Kabel in the Netherlands, Draka Denmark Optical Cable in Denmark, Draka Telekom in Germany and NK Cables Ltd. in Finland. This alliance will combine focused research, development, sales, marketing and manufacturing to provide a total solution for long haul service providers encompassing fiber and copper telecommunications cables.

Each organization remains responsible for its own activities and there will be no change in the legal entities. However, Draka Comteq includes a strong co-ordination between the companies to offer a greater strength when the expertise is offered collectively.

The primary focus of Draka Comteq includes the development, production and sale of fiber optic communication cables and systems. Within this field, Draka Comteq offers products and services from the development and production of optical fibers, fiber optic cable, copper cable, Antenna Line Products (RF-cable) and modules for CCTV and CATV to installation and maintenance of these cabling systems.

About Draka Holding:

Draka Holding N.V., based in Amsterdam, is the holding company of companies engaged in the development, production and sale of cable and cable systems. Draka focuses on telecommunication cable and systems and low voltage and special purpose cable.

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