AFL expands into Indian market

AFL, a manufacturer of fiber optic cable, equipment and accessories, has expanded its global footprint by entering the Indian market, the company said.

AFL has partnered with Citadel Intelligent Systems Pvt. Ltd. (CIS), a Bangalore-based start-up, to manufacture optic fiber solutions for India and the rest of the world.

The AFL-CIS strategic partnership will bring many robust fiber distribution and cable management solutions to India, such as the latest fiber cable designs that address the growing innovation required to manage significant high fiber count applications within data centers. The partnership is primarily expected to provide customized fiber optic solutions for hyperscale and data center markets, and harsh environments.

The Bangalore facility is located at Doddanekundi Industrial Area, Hoodi and sprawled over 20,000 sq. ft. The AFL-CIS partnership plans to double its workforce by March 2018.

Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. The company´s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless, and outside plant applications.

Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the US, Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit www.AFLglobal.com.

Citadel Intelligent Systems Pvt. Ltd., focuses on providing cutting edge fiber optic solutions in the Infrastructure space. It manufactures customized Fiber optic interconnectivity solutions which find their application in Enterprise and Telecom Networks, Smart Cities, Security & Surveillance systems and Harsh Environments.