CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, continues to expand its manufacturing capabilities to support the burgeoning Chinese wireless market with a major expansion at one of its Suzhou facilities. The 5,000 square meter expansion, which includes additional production lines, is scheduled to be fully operational in early 2012.

This represents the fourth expansion to this facility, where Andrew-branded wireless equipment is produced for deployment primarily in China and other parts of Asia, since its inception in 1997. The multi-million dollar (US) investment will include a production workshop, a new base station antenna assembly facility, additional HELIAX® FXL RF feeder cable production lines and office space.

“The Suzhou site is one of our showcase facilities in CommScope’s global manufacturing network and a vital production hub in support of the China wireless market and other parts of the region,” said Chris Story, senior vice president, Global Manufacturing, CommScope. “This versatile site supports our customers with one-stop production capabilities that include R&D, manufacturing, testing, product demonstrations and training. In view of the expanding communication infrastructure market in this region, we are committed to further gear up our site to capitalize on the emerging opportunities.”

The Suzhou site, currently with about 2,500 workers and a production area of more than 25,000 square meters, manufactures a variety of its Andrew-branded products including HELIAX coaxial cables, connectors, cable assemblies, base station antennas, ValuLine® microwave antennas and components. The additional 5,000 square meters is expected to significantly increase production capacity for base station antennas and 50 Ohm cable.

CommScope last expanded the Suzhou facility in April 2011 with the inauguration of a new state-of-the-art base station antenna testing facility. CommScope also operates a second facility in Suzhou for the manufacturing of products used in cable television, business enterprise and wireless networks.

HELIAX and ValuLine are registered trademarks of CommScope, Inc.

About CommScope:

CommScope (www.commscope.com) has played a role in virtually all the world’s best communication networks. We create the infrastructure that connects people and technologies through every evolution. Our portfolio of end-to-end solutions includes critical infrastructure our customers need to build high-performing wired and wireless networks. As much as technology changes, our goal remains the same: to help our customers create, innovate, design, and build faster and better. We’ll never stop connecting and evolving networks for the business of life at home, at work, and on the go.

This press release includes forward-looking statements that are based on information currently available to management, management’s beliefs, as well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events. Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results to differ materially from those currently expected. In providing forward-looking statements, the company does not intend, and is not undertaking any obligation or duty, to update these statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50086104&lang=en

Contact Us

News Media Contact:
Michelle Meng, CommScope (China)
+86 6515 6650 or michelle.meng@commscope.com
or
Rick Aspan, CommScope
+1 708-236-6568 or publicrelations@commscope.com
or
Financial Contact:
Phil Armstrong, CommScope
+1 828-323-4848