Santec Acquires JGR Optics and OptoTest to Enter Fiber Optic Cable Assembly Testing Market

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Santec Corporation, a global manufacturer of advanced optical components, tunable lasers, optical test equipment, and OCT systems, announced the acquisition of JGR Optics (Headquarters: Ottawa, Canada), and OptoTest (Headquarters: Camarillo, CA). JGR Optics and OptoTest will become fully owned subsidiaries of Santec Corporation while continuing to operate under their existing brands. Under the terms of the acquisitions, the leadership at both JGR and OptoTest have committed to staying with their companies to focus on growing revenues under the Santec umbrella. JGR Optics and OptoTest are recognized leaders in fiber optic test solutions for measuring insertion and return loss of cable assemblies and components.

Mototaka Tei, CEO of Santec Corp stated that they are excited to enter the fiber testing market with the acquisitions of JGR Optics and OptoTest. Both companies have a proven track record of delivering high-performance return loss, insertion loss, and polarity measurement systems as well as optical switches to fiber optic cable assemblies and components productions. Santec is a leading supplier of test and measurement systems for Optical Telecom and Datacom and with this acquisition, they widen their footprint in the growing market for fiber optics production equipment. JGR and OptoTest both have complementary technology to Santec. The acquisitions will not only allow them to operate in adjacent markets but will enable them to expand their product offering by integrating their technology into Santec's products and solutions.

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