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Emtelle expands business opportunities with Ridgemount Technologies acquisition

Emtelle has announced the strategic acquisition of Ridgemount Technologies (Credit Maks_lab/

Emtelle has announced the strategic acquisition of Ridgemount Technologies (Credit Maks_lab/

Blown fibre, cabling and ducted solutions provider, Emtelle is to acquire fibre optic cable connector specialist, Ridgemount Technologies.

This acquisition is designed to combine Emtelle's and Ridgemount's expertise as a platform to deliver the next generation of connectivity solutions to meet demand for reliable, high-performance telecommunications infrastructure. Investment would be prioritised in automation and capacity expansion in order to enhance manufacturing efficiencies and product offerings.

Accelerating research and development in FTTx deployment

The acquisition will see Ridgemount continue to lead in the development of fibre optic connectors, such as its Fbeam and Venturi. Integration of Emtelle’s FibreFast bundle and associated products with Ridgemount’s expertise aims to provide a comprehensive suite of solutions for customers. With this acquisition, Emtelle also aims to set the stage to introduce the next generation of connectivity solutions, while also accelerating research and development in the field of FTTx deployment and the defence industry.

Expansion into the defence sector

Tony Rogers, CEO at Emtelle says: "This strategic acquisition signifies a milestone in our journey to drive technological advancements and meet the ever-expanding needs of our global customers. With additional resources Ridgemount would enable focus on innovation, automation and capacity expansion. Ridgemount's expertise in fibre optic connectors complements Emtelle's mission to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art cabling and ducted solutions. Together, we will set new industry standards and continue our shared legacy of innovation. Emtelle's current business is focused on telecom and power sectors, and now we intend to expand our reach into the defence sector with our duct and fibre optic cable solutions.”

Chris Peters, Managing Director at Ridgemount adds: “I am enthused by the acquisition of Ridgemount by Emtelle, the sheer possibility to further scale up a rapidly growing business and to develop the next generation of optical fibre connectors will provide significant opportunities for our customers, suppliers and staff alike. We are looking forward to being an integral part of Emtelle’s strategic offerings across a range of markets. This is an exciting opportunity to secure the future of Ridgemount and to grow the business to become a major player in optical fibre interconnect technology.”

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