Reichle & De-Massari (R&M), the Swiss developer and provider of connectivity systems for network infrastructure has acquired Czech company Transportkabel – DIXI (TK DIXI) in order to enhance its end-to-end fibre optic cable offering.
Founded more than 20 years ago, R&M develops and manufactures fibre optic and metallic cables for power and communication applications in data centres, broadband networks, enterprise buildings and other infrastructure projects. It hopes that this acquisition will provide the company with TK DIXI’s optic cable design and production know-how, with a range of cable constructions suited to complete R&M’s three strategic market segments, including flame-retardant and fire-resistant loose-tube constructions and those with increased resistance to mechanical damage suitable for direct burial installation.
TK DIXI has itself been trading successfully in the Czech cable industry for more than 20 years. In 2014, the firm entered the growing fibre optics cable market, and today sells fibre optic cables to OEMs, distributors and end-users throughout Europe. Luděk Bednář, co-owner and managing director commented: ‘TK DIXI has built up an excellent reputation in offering high quality and often customised cables with short lead time. There is an excellent fit between TK DIXI’s and R&M’s approach to the market. With R&M’s global sales network we can accelerate our growth story and take the company to the next level.’
Added Andreas Rüsseler, chief marketing officer of R&M. ‘Fibre optic cables are strategically important to our end-to-end offering. We are excited about this technology extension and are convinced that we complete our offering at the right time. TK DIXI has a tremendous know-how in cable production and its location in Děčín is ideally suited to serve the European market.’