CommScope, Inc. (NYSE:CTV), a global leader in infrastructure solutions
for communications networks, has extended the production capacity of its
SYSTIMAX® Solutions manufacturing facility in Bray. CommScope invested
more than $2.5 million in new equipment and employee training.
Mike Kelley, senior vice president Global Enterprise Operations,
CommScope, praised the local facility: “The production of structured
cabling is a highly skilled process. The Irish operation has proved
itself time and again in terms of people, resources and productivity.
The presence of an experienced and skilled workforce with longevity of
service from management to engineers to plant production creates a
The Bray manufacturing facility, which originally opened in 1985,
initially manufactured digital transmission equipment. In 1993, the
manufacture of structured cabling commenced and today, the manufacturing
facility represents the only SYSTIMAX Solutions™ structured cabling
manufacturing operation in Europe. There are four other such facilities
internationally including Australia, United States (2) and Brazil.
Dave Gilmore, general manager of the Bray facility, welcomed the
decision to extend the local manufacturing plant:
“On average, we manufacture more than 750 kilometers of cable per day
(including our Category 6A/Class EA cable) or more than two million feet
of cable per day primarily for the European marketplace. Our capacity
produces enough cable to circle the globe not once but seven times in a
single year,” he said. “Moreover, our copper and fiber solutions are
consistently recognized for their premier quality and reliability. Here
in Bray, we possess the best equipment and processes available to
produce the highest quality structured cabling solutions.”
The Bray facility is approximately 12,000 square meters, of which 9,700
square meters is manufacturing space. Besides manufacturing operations
the facility also hosts EMEA sales, marketing and product management
teams and general corporate support (finance, information technology and
human resources). A unique element of this U.S. corporation is that the
global marketing function is spearheaded in the Bray facility.
The sophisticated manufacturing equipment necessitated a total
reengineering of the plant floor. Once the actual physical and
electrical installations were complete, then the company undertook a
major recruitment and training program to manage the new facilities.
CommScope is a global leader in infrastructural cabling, which is
supported by world-class engineers and scientists. The CommScope labs
produce technical innovation with more than 1,300 patents and pending
applications worldwide. The company has demonstrated innovative systems
like Category 6A for 10GBASE-T and has consistently achieved design
excellence over the years with Category 3,4,5e and 6 systems. Backed by
strong research and development, CommScope combines technical expertise,
proprietary technology and global manufacturing capabilities to deliver
industry-leading solutions to customers around the world.
“Our new capacity marks Bray as a leading facility within the
international cabling industry,” said Gilmore. “We’re designing networks
of the future today, so our customers will be successful tomorrow.”
Note to Editors:
About SYSTIMAX Solutions
SYSTIMAX Solutions from CommScope (NYSE: CTV), is a worldwide leader in
structured cabling systems and provides integrated end-to-end
connectivity solutions for voice, data, video and building management
applications in both wired and wireless enterprise networks.
SYSTIMAX Solutions supplies its high performance and market-leading
range of products through a network of highly skilled BusinessPartners.
The product range includes the copper-based GigaSPEED X10D and GigaSPEED
XL Solutions, the fiber optic LazrSPEED® and TeraSPEED™ Solutions and
the intelligent patching iPatch® System. The SYSTIMAX AirSPEED™ Solution
adds a wireless option to the portfolio. Drawing on their Bell Labs
heritage, the people of SYSTIMAX Labs who have spearheaded these
innovations will continue to play an integral role in the future success
of SYSTIMAX Solutions. Currently the company’s BusinessPartners install
an average of over 1,000 miles (1,600km) of SYSTIMAX cable every day in
approximately 130 countries worldwide.
All statements in this press release that are not historical facts
should be considered 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. For a more detailed description of the factors that could
cause such a difference, please see CommScope's filings with the
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obligation or duty, to update these statements as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.