September 3rd, 2014

British Fibercore acquires Fibertronix

Fibercore, the UK-based global market leader in the design and manufacture of specialty optical fiber, has acquired Hudiksvall-based Fibertronix, which was daughter company to Acreo Swedish ICT.

The purchase strengthens Fibercore’s global position as a supplier of special fiber for harsh environments. For Acreo Fiberlab in Hudiksvall, the acquisition brings another strong long-term partner within the research, development and production of special optical fiber through a cooperation agreement. The agreement guarantees a long-term cooperation in process development and the production of optical fiber in Hudiksvall.

Fibertronix’s product-range includes specialty fiber and coatings, targeted at harsh environment applications within both the Oil and Gas and Medical Industries and draws on innovative photonic technologies developed in Hudiksvall.

Fibercore CEO, Dr Christopher Emslie commented: “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 fiber 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 fibers and reputation for exceptional levels of customer support will generate the specialty fiber 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 polarization 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.” 

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