Comvance Heraeus acquires OFS’ Denmark manufacturing draw towers and facility

July 20, 2023
OFS sells part of Denmark manufacturing draw towers and facility.

Heraeus Comvance, a global quartz glass manufacturer for fiber optics applications, has acquired part of the OFS Fitel Denmark ApS plant in Brøndby (near Copenhagen). The German-based company will manufacture standard optical telecom fibers based on a European value chain and provide these fibers to the EMEA market.

OFS will continue providing its customers outside of EMEA and its cable factories complete fiber types from draw towers in the United States. Additionally, OFS will continue to produce and market specialty fiber in Brøndby, Denmark, for the global market. Likewise, Furukawa Electric, OFS’ parent company, will continue serving the global market with a complete portfolio of fibers from its Japan-based towers.

“The OFS focus at its Denmark site remains the production of world-class, unsurpassed attenuation sub-sea fibers and other specialty communications fibers,” explains Holly Hulse, President and CEO of OFS. “The divesture of telecommunications equipment and manufacturing space will not adversely impact OFS’ production and supply of specialty fibers and is in line with the company’s strategy for long-term growth and profitability.”

Dr. Jan Vydra, President of Heraeus Comvance, said that acquiring OFS’ assets enables it to pursue European opportunities more effectively.

“To cater specifically to the EMEA market, we have now taken the next step along the value chain with the production of bend-insensitive and standard optical fibers at our facility in Denmark,” he said. “They will be made in the European Union from glass to fiber. With this engagement, we will better serve our global glass customers.” 

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