AFL Acquires AFC Group

Spartanburg, S.C., USA – AFL announces it has acquired AFC, a leading manufacturer, designer and integrator of fiber optic and copper communication solutions with operations in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. AFC will join the AFL family expanding the company’s global offering of solutions to the telecommunications, utility, enterprise and industrial markets.

AFL has served the Australian market for over 20 years, primarily in the power utility market. To establish an in-country presence, AFL acquired Optimal Cable Services in 2013. With AFL’s vision to provide differentiating and innovative solutions in the South Pacific, AFC was the perfect addition to the AFL portfolio. 

“AFL is truly excited to have AFC as part of AFL. During our initial discussions, it was clear very quickly that AFC was a special company. AFC’s impressive team of professionals has consistently delivered exceptional quality and innovative solutions to their customers,” commented Kurt Dallas, EVP of Cable and Connectivity for AFL.

With the addition of AFC, AFL’s new expanded product offering includes fiber optic cable, fiber management systems, fiber assemblies and fiber enclosures as well as splicers, test equipment and a complete set of communication network products.

“From a cultural perspective, AFC and AFL are a terrific match. This acquisition better positions us to expand our customer reach and capabilities. We are delighted to join the AFL family,” said Tony Macleod, Founder and CEO of AFC.

AFL will continue operations in AFC’s existing facilities, including Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Auckland and Hong Kong.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. For additional information about AFL, its products and services, visit

About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, enterprise and factory markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, renewables and transportation. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable services that help our customers improve their critical fiber optic and electrical infrastructures. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

About AFC
AFC Group designs, manufactures and integrates fiber optic communication solutions. With a passion for innovation, integration and product development, the company offers a large range of quality products. AFC is based in Melbourne with offices and warehouses in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide and Auckland. An Australian owned company, AFC was founded in 1992 and has become the fiber optic specialist in the communications industry.
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