A fibre optic cable manufacturing plant has opened in the Maslovsky industrial park. OFS Svyazstroy – 1FOCC is a U.S.-Russian joint venture that is part of the Japanese concern Furukawa.

The new plant has production capacity of more than 20,000 square metres and will manufacture over 45,000 kilometres of cable per year. Capacity may be increased to 60,000 kilometres in the next two years. Total investment is approximately RUB 1 billion. The plant will employ almost 250 people.

At present, this is the sole enterprise in Russia that uses the technologies and products of OFS – a global leader in this industry – in the manufacturing of fibre optic cable. The plant is home to the only cable armouring line in Russia.

Consumers of OFS Svyazstroy – 1FOCC products include OJSC Rostelecom, operators of mobile and fixed-line communications, broadband access, the telematic in-house communications of the Russian and CIS oil and gas sectors as well as the communications operators of law enforcement agencies. The plant’s products are exported to Germany, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Madagascar. The proportion of exports is to increase to 20% in 2015.

The OFS Svyazstroy – 1FOCC enterprise has been in operation since 1999. Company management came up with plans to transfer production in late 2011. Construction began on the new plant in Maslovsky industrial park the very next year.

22 March 2015
17.3 mln
Jobs: 250
Voronezh region

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Company's website: https://www.furukawa.co.jp/english

T: +81-3-3236-3245

Public company (Tokyo Stock Exchange 5801)

E-mail: ofs@ofsoptics.com

Contact: Mitsuyoshi Shibata, President

Furukawa was founded in Japan in 1918. The interests of the Furukawa group of companies include the production of chemical and metal materials, electronics, fuel and real estate. The manufacturing of special machinery is another well-known area of Furukawa’s business.

Various hydraulic equipment for trucks is designed and manufactured under the separate UNIC brand and as part of the company Furukawa Unic. This includes telescopic material handlers, tow truck equipment and other machinery.