‘With the growing demand on data centres and telecommunications networks around the region, CommScope is responding by strengthening our ability to manufacture and supply fibre optic cabling technology,’ said David Gilmore, vice president, global operations, enterprise, CommScope. ‘The multi-million euro investment to the product manufacturing line at the Bray facility is a significant investment in the European region to enable even quicker response times to customer needs for high-speed copper, fibre and intelligent infrastructure solutions.’
The expansion of fibre cabling production in Ireland includes considerable capital investment, manufacturing equipment installation and employee training with processes designed and specified by CommScope’s engineering teams. Approximately 50 per cent of the Bray staff is trained on manufacturing of the high speed cabling solutions.
Bray is a significant hub in CommScope’s global manufacturing and distribution network. The facility employs approximately 180 people and occupies over 130,000ft2 and is also home to the sales, engineering, marketing and finance support organisations for the Europe, Middle East and African region.
The facility also features a 1,800ft2 Technology Innovation Center that incorporates a research and development laboratory and a solution demonstration area.