R&M Expands the US Operations by Acquiring Optimum

Switzerland-based fiber optic and data cabling solutions provider R&M has expanded its operations in the United States by acquiring Maryland’s Optimum Fiberoptics Inc. The acquisition makes R&M’s logistic channels more powerful and effective to respond to its customer requirements quickly.

The Swiss maker R&M caters to the fiber optic network, data cabling market. It is a popular brand in Middle East Asia and European countries. The acquisition will add new capabilities to R&M’s production and sales activities.

R&M (Reichle & De-Massari AG) is a leading global producer of future-proof products and systems for communication and data networks. The company’s close collaboration with certified partners results in pioneering connectivity solutions in the sectors LAN, Public and Telecom Networks as well as Data Centers. The Swiss family company stands for innovation, quality and proximity to customers.

Optimum Fiberoptics Inc., is a U.S based fiber optic cable and connectivity specialist having production facilities in Elkridge, Maryland. Optimum was Founded in 1997 and is a premium manufacturer and supplier of fiber management products for the commercial, industrial and governmental market. It has developed strong customer relationships in Washington D.C. and the Mid-Atlantic states supported by its quality products and its agility to provide customized solutions within short lead-times.

With its new location on the East Coast, R&M can offer the full range of its products and services nationwide. Further investments will follow over the next 24 months to further strengthen R&M’s presence in the North American market.

Executive Vice-President of R&M North America, Markus Huber told, “Optimum is an excellent addition to our current activities based out of our North American Headquarters in the Silicon Valley and will enable us to accelerate our ambitious growth strategy. We are excited about the new opportunities. Optimum is ideally located to serve our existing customer base on the East Coast as well as to target new customer groups. Furthermore, it will give us excellent access to the fast-growing data center market area in Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia.

Jay Megan, Co-Founder of Optimum, says: Over the last 20 years, we have built excellent customer relationships through our in-depth expertise in fiber optic technology and our ability to react quickly on customer needs. We are proud to become part of R&M and are convinced that with the additional resources and technology we can take our business to the next level.

Optimum Fiber Optics manufacturers fiber optic jumpers, trunk cables, and fiber optic distribution enclosures. The Company also distributes data cabinets, media converters, and switches required for the telecommunication and data markets.

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