Tratos Cavi Spa has acquired AFL Telecommunications Europe Ltd in the UK

TRATOS CAVI S.p.a. (TRATOS), effective immediately, a company with headquarters in Pieve Santo Stefano, Tuscany, Italy, and wholly owned subsidiary of TRATOS S.r.l. has acquired all shares of AFL Telecommunications Europe Ltd, a subsidiary of AFL Telecommunications LLC (AFL). 

The purchase includes all fibre optic cable product lines for the power utility, rail, and oil and gas markets, including the SkyWrap® attached fibre optic solution for overhead power lines, ruggedized trackside fibre optic cables and subsea umbilical optic cable components. 

The company will continue to operate in its recently expanded facility in Swindon, UK. The acquisition will increase the footprint of TRATOS in the UK, alongside its existing electrical cable facility in Knowsley, strengthening the breadth and depth of products TRATOS designs and manufactures.

“TRATOS and AFL’s Swindon plant share a strong commitment to quality products and services to core customers in the power utility, rail and oil and gas markets”, commented Elisabetta Bragagni Capaccini, CEO of TRATOS CAVI S.p.a. “Adding their unique product capabilities, staff technical expertise and EMEA sales team to our company will strengthen TRATOS’ position in these markets enabling us to offer a combined portfolio of market-leading electrical and optical cables to our customers.”

“TRATOS, as a European electrical and optic cable manufacturer with a long history in the market, is a synergistic match for the AFL Swindon facility. This is exciting news for the European utility, renewables, and rail industries”, commented Jeff Schmerbeck, Vice-President of Cable Solutions at AFL. Terms of the acquisition were not announced.

About Tratos Cavi Spa   

TRATOS CAVI S.p.a., the acronym of TRAfilerie TOScane, was founded in 1966 by Mr. Egidio Capaccini, an Engineer in Pieve Santo Stefano in the province of Arezzo. Initially dedicated to drawing copper, the company now has an extended product portfolio of electrical cables (up to 170KV), OHL conductors, telecommunications cables, special cables with operations in Italy (3 locations), in Spain and the UK, with sales worldwide.

About AFL

Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise, hyperscale and industrial markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission, and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers, and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless and outside plant applications.

Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

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