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.
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