March 2, 2011
Proximion Doubles Production Capacity to Meet Record Demand
Supports trajectory of 5 consecutive years of exponential sales growth
Kista, Sweden, Proximion AB, a world-class provider of Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) based products, today announced it opened new production facilities in Kista, Sweden. Having already achieved a 50 percent capacity increase in Q4 2010, the company continues to build momentum with another 50 percent increase expected during the first half of 2011. The new facilities enable Proximion to reduce production costs and more efficiently use labor resources. Proximion can now schedule delivery times more precisely, thereby decreasing lead times by nearly 75 percent.
The new facilities were added to support the record demand for its DCM products as evidenced by five years of doubling sales year-over-year.
Instead of running at full capacity, which taxes the machines, Proximion plans to operate at 80 percent capacity by Q2, 2011.
Since 2003, Proximion has shipped dispersion compensation products that are based on Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBGs) technology. These DCMs offer low loss, reduced latency, and no nonlinear effects as compared with alternate technology, while simultaneously reducing cost. The company is the only manufacturer of FBG-based continuous band (CB) devices, which
provide full undisrupted compensation throughout the C band, thus providing total channel plan and modulation format independence. Proximion also develops and sells channelized DCMs, patch-cord DCMs, high dispersion products, Residual Dispersion Slope Compensators, and optical layer monitoring products.
About Proximion AB
Proximion AB is a world-class provider of optical modules and sub-systems based on Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) technology. By combining these unique optical devices with the truly innovative skills of our team, Proximion contributes to our customers’ and partners’ success in a variety of markets.
As an example, Proximion today holds the market’s widest FBG-based portfolio of Dispersion Compensation Modules (DCM). The portfolio ranges from single channel modules to complex continuous band modules which are used to eliminate the residual dispersion in Submarine Networks or to enable powerful and cost effective dispersion compensation in coherent systems.
Proximion has pioneered the design, manufacturing, and application of advanced FBGs. Proximion’s unique and patented method enables manufacturing of FBGs with virtually any filter characteristics. Proximion is a privately held company headquartered in Kista, Sweden.
Lynda Starr, Vantage Communications for Proximion
Phone: +1 973 386 5949
Stefan Ekman, CEO, Proximion
Phone: +46 70 319 75 35
Tobias Persson, VP Marketing & Sales, Proximion
Phone: +46 70 887 44 01