November 13, 2008 -- Fushi Copperweld, Inc., a global manufacturer of copper-clad bimetallic wire used in telecommunication, utility, automotive and other electrical applications, announced that it has executed an exclusive representative agreement with AFL Telecommunications, LLC, a provider of products and services to the power utility market.
Under the terms of the agreement, AFL will serve as Fushi Copperweld's sales agent and distributor for the company's copper-clad steel (CCS) products that primarily serve the power utility market. Fushi Copperweld is focused on expanding its CCS products into the power utility market. To support this new sales and distribution effort, Fushi Copperweld has added highly-experienced sales staffing to directly assist AFL with the expansion of the company's CCS customer base. The company plans to add additional capacity to its Fayetteville, TN facility as a result of this agreement
AFL Telecommunications, a subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan, is supplier of fiber optic products, engineering expertise and integrated services to the electric utility, broadband, telco, OEM, private network and wireless markets. AFL is headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina and has additional operations in the U.S., Mexico and the U.K.
Dwight Berry, vice president of commercial development for Fushi Copperweld states, "We view the power utility market as a strong growth area for our CCS products. AFL has an extensive presence in the power utility market in many regions around the world and we believe they can help us extend our reach with our CCS product applications that serve this market. We look forward to working with AFL in the months and years ahead."
Steve Ferguson, AFL's general manager of accessories products which are marketed and sold to the electrical utilities, adds, "AFL is excited about our relationship with Fushi Copperweld. We are pleased to be partnering with a CCS product leader and are optimistic about growing Fushi's product sales to the electrical utility market over the course of the next year."