Expanding into Australian Market, AFL Acquires AFC Group
SPARTANBURG, S.C., May 4, 2015 — AFL Telecommunications LLC has acquired the AFC Group Pty Ltd., a manufacturer, designer and integrator of fiber optic and copper communication solutions with operations in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
AFL has been active in the Australian market for more than 20 years, primarily in the power utility market. To establish an in-country presence, AFL acquired Optimal Cable Services in 2013.
With the addition of AFC, AFL's product offerings in the region now include fiber optic cable, fiber management systems, fiber assemblies and fiber enclosures, as well as splicers, test equipment and communication network products.
AFL will continue operations in AFC's existing facilities, including those in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Auckland and Hong Kong.
A subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan, AFL offers fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment, and training.