R&M expands operations into Brazil with fiber-optic and copper cabling systems

R&M now offers LAN, fiber-to-the-x, and data center cabling systems to the Brazilian market after the acquisition of PETCOM.

R&M's plant in Minas Gerais, Brazil produces fiber-optic products as well as copper patch cords.
R&M's plant in Minas Gerais, Brazil produces fiber-optic products as well as copper patch cords.

Cabling system provider R&M (Reichle & De-Massari AG) recently announced that it has successfully integrated the fiber-optic business of Brazilian brand PETCOM into its operations. In April 2017, the Wetzikon, Switzerland-based R&M acquired the fiber-optic business of Minas Gerais, Brazil-based PETCOM. R&M recently stated that by the end of 2017, the business and its production activity were fully and successfully integrated into R&M.

“The company is today able to offer its complete LAN, FTTx, and data center assortment to the Brazilian market,” R&M said. “The production is meeting the quality standards of the R&M Group.”

Markus Stieger, R&M’s chief operating officer, said, “The plant in Brazil plays an important role in our production framework for the Brazilian and other cabling markets in Latin America. In our plant in Minas Gerais [pictured] we produce high-quality fiber-optic products for data centers and public networks. In the last months, we established copper patch cord and platform assembly lines with the support of technical experts from the headquarters in Switzerland.”

“R&M is now able to manufacture a complete line of copper and fiber-optic products in Brazil,” added Paulo Campos, managing director for Latin America. “This will support us in strengthening our position in the LAN market. There is still a large need for high-quality communication infrastructure.”

R&M has a partner network in Brazil and other countries to meet customer demands, the company concluded.

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