Emtelle, Incab, launch optical cable JV

Created July 1, 2020
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Emtelle and Incab have announced the formation of a joint venture called  Emcab, which will combine their specialties in the manufacture of ducted, buried and blown fibre cables, blown fibre microducts, plus HDPE and PVC ducts. Located in Erfurt, Germany. Emcab will offer an extensive cable range that includes increased fibre counts of up to 864 fibres and covers a wide range of applications including direct burial. The entire range is fully compatible with Emtelle FibreFlow duct and microduct solutions.

Emcab cables are manufactured utilising Corning® optical fibre, and undergo regular tests at the specially equipped test sites. Proven to achieve superior blowing performance, Emcab’s blowing track is built compliant to the requirements of IEC 60794-1-21:2015 Standard.

Alexander Smilgevich, CEO of Incab expanded more on the manufacturing capabilities of Emcab and commented: “Combining the technical experience and capabilities of both Emtelle and Incab made logical sense to build Emcab and conquer the industry with such high-quality optical cable solutions. Emcab’s primary manufacturing plant is in Erfurt, Germany, which further elevates the service we can provide to the European market, but we will also be manufacturing Emcab cables across four worldwide locations – Erfurt, Hawick, Scotland, Perm, Russia and Arlington, USA. This ability allows us to widen our supply to our customers across a larger geographical area in an efficient manner.”

Speaking of the new joint venture Tony Rodgers, CEO of Emtelle added: “Emtelle and Incab together is the perfect harmony. Emcab joins Emtelle’s blown fibre and microduct manufacturing experience with the fibre optic cable capabilities of Incab, to offer a truly best-in-class fibre connectivity solution. We have rigorously tested individual products to ensure that we can go to the market with fully optimised fibre and cable solutions with guaranteed compatibility. The additional fibre capacity this venture brings to Emtelle further enhances the fibre in tube capability and capacity, with guaranteed operability between fibre and duct. This is the solution our customers have been asking the market for – cables and ducts that are matched and straight off the drum, guaranteed.”

Sales and manufacturing will begin immediately at Emcab, fronted by managing director Robert Deffa-Wilk and supported by a global sales and technical team.

For more information, visit: www.emcab.co

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.