OFS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., and Russia's Sviazstroy-1 have announced the joint opening of a new optical fiber cable factory in the Maslovski Industrial Zone of Voronezh, Russia.
“Today, OFS Sviazstroy-1 is one of the top Russian optical fiber cable factories,” said Vladislav Kalashnikov, general manager of OFS Sviazstroy-1. “This new factory is expected to create additional jobs and will increase the joint venture’s manufacturing capacity significantly.” OFS is the majority shareholder and Sviazstroy-1 is minority shareholder in the factory joint venture.
“With the extra capacity of the new factory, we can better serve the growing demands of our customers developing transcontinental telecommunications backbones,” said Michael Pavlychev, managing director for OFS Russia and CIS. The joint venture, founded in 1999, was created by OFS and Sviazstroy-1. Capacity expansion was required in 2007 to meet the market demands. The second phase of expansion was the construction of a new plant in the Maslovski Industrial Zone of Voronezh from 2012 to 2014.
“The new location of the fiber-optic cable manufacturing facility is an ideal fit for OFS Sviasztroy-1, with Voronezh City Government’s emphasis on attracting and supporting growing, successful and technologically enhanced businesses,” added plant general manager Kalashnikov.
Voronezh is a large, industrial and cultural city located in the central part of Russia (about 500km south of Moscow) with a population of just over a million citizens and a developed infrastructure. OFS asserts that each year the city has realized growth in industry, schools and medical centers, along with excellent business opportunities for commercial and individual businesses, attracting more and more residents to Voronezh and the surrounding regions.
The OFS Sviazstroy -1 Cable Company specializes in development and production of fiber-optic cables for the telecommunications industry. It is the only Russian manufacturer that uses cabling technology licensed from OFS, a world-recognized specialist in the design and manufacture of optical fiber and fiber optic cables. For more information visit www.ofssvs1.ru.