|[November 21, 2012]
AFL Acquires ALTA Group
SPARTANBURG, S.C. --(Business Wire)--
announces it has closed on its acquisition of ALTA
Group, a leading provider of services for the telecommunications
industry with operations in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. ALTA Group will
join the AFL portfolio expanding the company's global offering of
ALTA Group provides a wide range of leading edge telecommunications
services including network management, network architecture, feasibility
studies, project and program management, system design, detail
engineering, installation, test and commissioning, front line
maintenance, network construction and premise services. Over the
company's 30+ year history, ALTA has successfully completed complex
projects in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Southeast Asia, China,
Australia, the Caribbean and Latin America.
"Bringing ALTA Group on board broadens our capabilities, enabling AFL to
better serve the telecommunications industry in the U.S. and U.K. and
significantly expand our offering into the Canadian market," said Jody
Gallagher, President and CEO of AFL. "Further, to facilitate a smooth
transaction for both ALTA employees and customers, we are pleased that
te leadership team at ALTA will remain with AFL. We are looking forward
to a long and mutually collaborative relationship with this very
"The ALTA team is excited about joining the AFL family," stated Ron
Newitt, CEO of ALTA Group. "With the combined strengths of both AFL and
ALTA, the growth opportunity is tremendous. Additionally, the value
proposition for our current and future customers is very compelling."
AFL manufactures fiber optic cables and components and provides design,
project management and installation services from the U.S., U.K., Mexico
and Germany. ALTA Group will continue to operate from its existing
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric
utility, broadband, communications, OEM, enterprise, wireless and
transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas,
mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. The
company's diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable,
transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment,
connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL's service
portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost
communications companies supporting both the central office and outside
Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise,
exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers
improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations
in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Asia. The company is headquartered in
Spartanburg, SC, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. (News - Alert) of
Japan. For more information, visit www.AFLglobal.com.
About ALTA Group:
The ALTA Group of companies is composed of ATI Telecom International
based in Canada, ALTA Telecom in the U.S. and ALTA Communications in
Europe. ALTA employs over 1,000 industry experts and professionals.
Market segments cover OEM, ILEC, carriers, wireless, cable, enterprise
and broadband. Full service capabilities are offered by four business
units including managed services (equipment installation test and
turn-up, front line maintenance), network management
services (monitoring, tier 1 triage, tier 2&3 resolution and
dispatch), infrastructure services (network construction and program
management) and premise services (converging "voice, data, video"
Founded in 1981, ALTA Group has operations in Canada, the U.S. and U.K.
with its U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit www.altagroupofcompanies.com.
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