Prysmian Group Expands Optical Fiber Production Facility in São Paulo

  • Prysmian Group
MILAN – Prysmian Group, a manufacturer of cables and accessories for the voice, video and data transmission industry, has inaugurated a newly expanded optical fiber production facility in Sorocaba, São Paulo.

Reflecting the increasing demand for fiber worldwide and in South America specifically, Prysmian is investing more than $152 million in its telecom R&D activities and optical fiber plants worldwide, with the aim of increasing competitiveness of fiber products and enhancing production capacity. The Brazilian project is part of an ongoing global scheme which will improve the performance of the Group’s optical products and manufacturing processes, along with other excellence centers in the US, France, Italy and the Netherlands.

Two-Phase Investment Plan
The first phase of the investment plan for the Soracaba plant – now completed – increased the local production capacity to meet local market needs of 2 million miles of fiber preforms per year. The ongoing second phase of the plan aims to upgrade manufacturing processes in order to provide the South American market with the most advanced fiber solutions and also further increase capacity if market demand requires it.

“The quality of the passive elements of an optical infrastructure is absolutely key to guarantee the sustainability of the telecom service and also to optimize the total cost of ownership of the network,” said Philippe Vanhille, executive vice president, Telecom at Prysmian Group. “The closer the fiber gets to the premises, the more passive components quality becomes critical to avoid service disruptions and high cost of ownership. We consistently keep on investing in optical innovation, in order to permanently improve the performance of our products and processes. Our mission is to provide the market with the best solutions, creating concrete value for our customers, both in Brazil and globally.”

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