AFL expands in Australia with AFC Group buy

AFL says it will expand its operations in Australia and across the Pacific with the acquisition AFC, a manufacturer, designer and integrator of fiber optic and copper connectivity products based in Melbourne, Australia.

AFL says it will expand its operations in Australia and across the Pacific with the acquisition AFC, a manufacturer, designer and integrator of fiber optic and copper connectivity products based in Melbourne, Australia.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

AFC's strength is in fiber-optic network products. In addition to its Melbourne headquarters, the company has facilities in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, and Adelaide. Outside of Australia, the company also has a presence in Auckland, New Zealand and Hong Kong.

While AFL has operated in Australia for more than 20 years, it has primarily served the power utility market there. The AFC acquisition comes on the heels of the purchase of Optimal Cable Services in 2013, which gave AFL its first in-country presence. AFC expands the company's footprint in the area. Its range offerings will include fiber-optic cable, fiber management systems, fiber assemblies, and fiber enclosures as well as splicers, test equipment, and other communication network products.

"AFL is truly excited to have AFC as part of AFL. During our initial discussions, it was clear very quickly that AFC was a special company. AFC's impressive team of professionals has consistently delivered exceptional quality and innovative solutions to their customers," commented Kurt Dallas, executive vice president of cable and connectivity for AFL.

For more information on fiber optic cable and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyer's Guide.

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