AFL buys Australia’s Optimal Cable Services

Feb. 5, 2013
Fiber-optic cable, connecitivty, and accessories supplier AFL says it has acquired Optimal Cable Services of Melbourne, Australia. Optimal Cable Services also manufactures fiber-optic cable and provides connectivity products.

Fiber-optic cable, connecitivty, and accessories supplier AFL says it has acquired Optimal Cable Services of Melbourne, Australia. Optimal Cable Services also manufactures fiber cable and provides connectivity products.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The new acquisition manufactures uni-tube, stranded loose tube, armored loose tube, high count loose tube, riser, and all-dielectric self-supporting (ADSS) cables. It also offers composite, cords, and ancillary products, as well as patchcords, pigtails, connectors, adaptors, tooling, test equipment, and media converters. It will continue to operate out of Melbourne.

“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.”

“In the cable business particularly, AFL has a rich history of blending technology, business acumen, and customer service. We were immediately impressed with AFL, its products, and services, and the leadership team,” stated Paul Cross, sales and marketing director and general manager for Optimal Cable Services. “With the combined strengths of AFL and Optimal, the growth opportunity is tremendous. Additionally, the value proposition for our current and future customers is very compelling.”

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