Canadian fiber optic component manufacturer OZ Optics will expand its manufacturing by automating and optimizing a laser writing process, allowing it to manufacture better products faster at its locations in Stittsville, Turkey and China. OZ Optics will utilize the investment from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario for this expansion.
This announcement of funds is the first from the federal government’s partnership with Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters’ SMART Advanced Technologies for Global Growth program. OZ Optics officials said investment in research and development is crucial for the company to be a fiber optics leader. The SMART program gives OZ Optics and other companies the resources and ability to continue that work, ensuring that Canada plays a leading role in the global economy, both now and in the future.
Located in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa and established in 1985, OZ Optics Limited is a leading worldwide supplier of fiber optic products for existing and next-generation optical networks. In addition to designing and manufacturing components and test equipment for fiber optics markets, the company offers award-winning fiber optic sensor systems for remote monitoring of oil and gas pipelines, wells, refineries, bridges, dams and other large structures, security fences and for fire detection. OZ Optics manufactures its products in three locations, Ottawa (Canada), Izmir (Turkey), and Jiaxing (China).
Such financial assistance from Government is necessary for the growth of industries in fiber optics. The Ontario economy depends on manufacturers to drive exports, commercialize most new technologies and create high-paying jobs across a variety of industrial and services sectors. In many respects Canadian economic prospects are directly tied to the future of manufacturing. The investment will help energize country’s economy by creating more jobs, related local businesses, increasing export revenue and return from the foreign investment back to Canada.
Fiber optic component products from OZ Optics includes the following: Adjustable Collimators/Focusers, Backreflection-Meter, Circulators, Collimators/Focusers, Directional Taps, Extinction Ratio Meter, Fiber Length Meter, Faraday Mirrors/Rotators, Fixed/Tunable Filters, Fixed/Variable/Digital Attenuators, Hermetically Sealable Patchcords, High Power Combiners/ Isolators/Shutters/Safety Interlocks/Mode Field Adaptors/Optical Coatings/Patchcords/Connectors, Insertion Loss Test-Sets, Laser and Photo Diode to Fiber Couplers, Laser Diode Collimators, Laser to Fiber Delivery Systems, MEMS Variable Attenuators, Mini-Power Meters, Optical Coatings, Optical Delay Lines, OTDR/Fault-Finder, PDL Test-Sets, PM/SM/MM Fused Fiber Couplers, Polarized Sources, Polarization Maintaining Patchcords/Connectors/Splitters, Polarization Rotators/Controllers/Analyzers, PDL Emulators, Power Monitors, RGB Combiners, Smart Patchcords & Wireless Fiber for Power and Wavelength Monitoring, Tapered/Lensed Fibers, Termination Kits, Terminators, Turnkey Laser Diode Sources, Universal Connectors/Hybrid Patchcords, Vacuum Feedthroughs, V Grooves, Visual Fault Locators, WDM’s, OZ-PEN, PM/SM Switch.