Gooch & Housego, the global optical components and systems manufacturer is stepping up production of components at its fiber optics facilities due to problems in the global supply chain caused by flooding in Thailand.
Both the G&H Torquay site and recent acquisition EM4 were founded during the Telecom boom of the late 1990’s and the type of components they manufacture today have a telecommunications heritage. As the vast majority of the manufacture of standard fiber optical components for this industry migrated to the Far East, both G&H Torquay and EM4 diversified into new markets including Avionic & Defense, Industrial Applications and Biomedical.
Dr Andrew Robertson, Senior Vice President commented, “Both our sites in Boston and Torquay manufacture components based on telecom technology, in fact Torquay still manufactures many high reliability fused couplers for submarine cables today and our components are still designed-in to many telecoms modules. G&H supply passive components including fused fiber tap couplers, WDMs, multimode-combiners and fiber collimators as well as single and multimode pump lasers and high power DFB transmission lasers.”
G&H is currently reviewing RFQs for standard telecommunication fiber optic components and the company possesses the requisite skills and equipment to ramp up capacity rapidly without the need to invest in additional resources.