CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV), a world leader in cable and connectivity
solutions for communications networks, today announced the opening of a
broadband cable manufacturing facility in the Peoples Republic of China.
The plant, operating under the name of CommScope Asia (Suzhou)
Technologies Co., Ltd., is located outside of Suzhou, China, a city of
over one million people northwest of Shanghai. It has approximately
120,000 sq. ft. (11,000 m2) and will house manufacturing of broadband
coaxial cable primarily for the Asia/Pacific (APAC) region.
"We are excited to have in-region manufacturing capability for the
growing Asian market," said CommScope President and Chief Operating
Officer Brian Garrett at today's ribbon-cutting ceremony. "We believe
this facility will enhance our market presence by improving our customer
service while providing our customers with cable that is made to
CommScope's exacting standards."
The plant, which is projected to employ more than 200 employees after it
ramps up to full production, is expected to begin shipping product to
customers by mid-year 2005.
CommScope ( http://www.commscope.com
) is a world leader in the design and manufacture of 'last mile' cable
and connectivity solutions for communication networks. Through our
SYSTIMAX(R) Solutions and Uniprise(TM) brands we are the global leader
in structured cabling systems for business enterprise applications. We
are also the world's largest manufacturer of coaxial cable for Hybrid
Fiber Coaxial (HFC) applications. Backed by strong research and
development, CommScope combines technical expertise and proprietary
technology with global manufacturing capability to provide customers
with high- performance wired or wireless cabling solutions.
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
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obligation or duty, to update these statements as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.
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business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements"
that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and
uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those
contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the
Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal