Scottish-based global tech market leader announces acquisition

26/03/2024

EMTELLE, one of the world’s leading providers of blown fibre, cabling and ducted solutions, is excited to announce the strategic acquisition of Ridgemount Technologies, a renowned innovator and manufacturer of fibre optic cable connectors. This acquisition not only celebrates a decade of collaboration and achievements but also marks a new era of innovation and growth in the telecommunications and defence markets.

Combining Emtelle’s and Ridgemount’s expertise sets an ideal platform to develop the next generation of solutions. This collaboration aims to deliver innovative connectivity solutions to meet ever-increasing worldwide demand for reliable, high-performance telecommunications infrastructure. Investment would be prioritised in automation and capacity expansion, this partnership is poised to enhance manufacturing efficiencies and product offerings.

Ridgemount’s FBEAM™ and Venturi™ ranges have solidified its status as a leader in fibre optic connectors for both standard and harsh environments, underscoring our dedication to providing high-performance, reliable connectivity solutions.

Ridgemount will continue to lead in the development of fibre optic connectors, setting new standards for optical performance and manufacturing efficiency. Integration of Emtelle’s innovative FibreFast™ bundle and associated products with Ridgemount’s expertise promises a comprehensive suite of exceptional solutions for customers worldwide.

With this acquisition, Emtelle sets the stage for the introduction of next generation of connectivity solutions. This alliance is poised to further accelerate R&D in the field of FTTx deployment and the Defence industry.

Tony Rogers, Emtelle’s CEO, expressed excitement, stating: “This strategic acquisition signifies a milestone in our journey to drive technological advancements and meet the ever-expanding needs of our global customers. With additional resources Ridgemount, would enable focus on innovation, automation and capacity expansion. Ridgemount’s expertise in fibre optic connectors complements Emtelle’s mission to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art cabling and ducted solutions. Together, we will set new industry standards and continue our shared legacy of innovation.  Emtelle current business is focused on Telecom and Power sectors, and now we intend to expand our reach into the Defence sector with our duct and fibre optic cable solutions.”

Chris Peters, Managing Director of Ridgemount, shared his enthusiasm for this landmark occasion: “I am enthused by the acquisition of Ridgemount by Emtelle, the sheer possibility to further scale up a rapidly growing business and to develop the next generation of optical fibre connectors will provide significant opportunities for our customers, suppliers and staff alike. We are looking forward to being an integral part of Emtelle’s strategic offerings across a range of markets. This is an exciting opportunity to secure the future of Ridgemount and to grow the business to become a major player in Optical Fibre Interconnect Technology.”

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