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AFL Signs Systicom Solutions as Authorised Distributor

5/30/2012

AFL, a leading international manufacturer of fibre optic cable and accessories, announces that Systicom Solutions is now an authorised distributor of AFL specialty fibre optic cable products including ADSS (All-Dielectric Self-Supporting cable), SkyWrap®, FIMT, MicroCore® data centre and blown fibre cables, downhole cables and tactical field cables. Systicom Solutions is headquartered in the Netherlands and serves the oil and gas, power utilities and renewable energies industries.

"By partnering with Systicom Solutions, AFL is able to expand our presence into additional European countries and provide fibre optic solutions to enhance communications," said Steve Maederer, commercial director for AFL. "We offer customised solutions that provide exceptional quality and reliability–solutions that last a lifetime."

AFL's Swindon facility manufactures SkyWrap, a small cable that is helically wrapped around existing overhead power lines, as well as Optical Ground Wire and ADSS. In 2010, AFL opened a new fibre optic facility to support the European region with customised optical fibre interconnect cables and in 2011 acquired TCC Group to provide communications services to the European market.

"We strive to be one of the leading providers of telecom products, with a broad technologically-advanced product portfolio," said Danny Den Adel, business development manager for Systicom Solutions. "In partnership with AFL, we are able to provide our customers with unique solutions packaged with years of experience and knowledge. It's a complete system solution."

With its years of experience in telecommunications, Systicom offers the knowledge to provide customers with system solutions with a portfolio including FTTx cables and accessories, specialized telecom cables and solution-based engineering.


About AFL
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 inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

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. of Japan. For more information, visit www.AFLglobal.com.

About Systicom Solutions
Systicom Solutions is an international supplier of copper and fibre optic data systems for telecommunications, FTTX, infrastructure and industrial applications. Systicom Solutions strives to be one of the leading providers of telecom products with a solid financial base and a broad, technologically advanced product portfolio. For additional information on Systicom Solutions, visit www.systicom.nl.


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PR Manager
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Corie.Culp@AFLglobal.com