Fibercore, the UK based designer and manufacturer of specialty optical fiber, today announced its acquisition of Fibertronix.
The Fibertronix product-range encompasses specialty fibre and coatings, targeted at harsh environment applications within the oil/gas and medical Industries and uses the photonic technologies developed at leading Swedish research institute, Acreo Swedish ICT.
Fibercore CEO Christopher Emslie said: 'This acquisition is a key part of Fibercore’s long-term strategy to support the Oil and Gas Industry’s increasing demands for specialty optical fibre and harsh-environment cables.
'Combining Fibertronix’s cutting-edge technology in hermetic carbon and high-temperature polyimide coating with Fibercore’s unparalleled experience in the high-volume manufacture of sensing fibres and reputation for exceptional levels of customer support will generate the specialty fibre resource that the industry has been crying-out for.
'Opportunities in Medical are equally exciting with Fibertronix’s fiber bragg grating solutions and autoclavable coatings marrying well with Fibercore’s multicore, single mode and polarisation maintaining products. I would like to thank Fibertronix for their energy and enthusiasm in making this happen and look forward to a tremendous future together.'
As a part of the acquisition, Fibercore will also gain Dr Saeed Rehman as SVP of business development, who will be joining with immediate effect.