Emtelle Group, a leading global manufacturer of pre-connectorised blown fibre, cabling and ducted solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Afripipes Middle East Operations. 
AfriPipes is a manufacturer of the HDPE piping, telecommunication ducts and accessories for the fibre infrastructure (FTTx) market. Established in July 2007, AfriPipes has since grown with five manufacturing plants spread across the world.
Emtelle said the transaction will bring together two complementary businesses to increase access to their solutions portfolio and provide broader access to their global manufacturing capacity, delivering a synergistic product as a global leader in the FTTX industry.
A leading global manufacturer of pre-connectorised, blown fibre cable, and ducted network solutions, and has been for the past 40 years.
The expansion, located at the heart of the world’s trading crossroads, is part of Emtelle's ongoing investment to sustain its presence as a global leader in the FTTX industry.
It will see Emtelle's manufacturing capability expanded by 15 manufacturing lines and, in total, exceed 75 globally, thus boosting its manufacturing capacity to improve the security of supply to customers worldwide.
Emtelle Group CEO Tony Rodgers said: "The purchase of Afripipes further increases our presence in the FTTX solutions market. The additional capacity married with Emtelle's long-standing excellence in product innovation and customer service strengthens our position in the global arena, improves efficiencies and better positions us to continue to deliver on excellence worldwide."
"The team and I at Emtelle look forward to welcoming Sanjay Nischal, the current Director at Afripipes, to the Group Senior Management Team," stated Rodgers.
According to him, the integration of Afripipes within the globally recognised Emtelle Group will see substantially increased scale, providing an enlarged platform for synergies in innovation to continue to deliver first-class product offerings to the global FTTX market. 
Improved efficiencies will allow the Emtelle group to focus on what it does best, providing quality and excellent customer service, he added.
On the acquisition, Nischal said: "Afripipes Middle East Team is very excited about the new product and market opportunities presented by this acquisition. We plan to leverage this strength and provide even more value to our customers."
"It is an ideal platform to extend Emtelle's reach to customers worldwide, and we look forward to learning from one another to continue to deliver exceptional products to the FTTX industry," he added.
Rodgers said the two leading brands share common values and vision with outstanding talent and a strong focus on people. 
"Upon completion, the Emtelle group will have over 600 employees and an additional 9,000 sq m of manufacturing space globally from five manufacturing sites, providing a solid platform for future growth within the FTTX Industry," he explained.
Afripipes will continue to operate as a standalone business and brand whilst the integration process takes place. This will allow communication with our most prized assets; our customers and their needs and requirements will be at the forefront of this process, he added.