Plymouth Township-Based Safety Technology Holdings Acquires Fibercore Ltd.


Plymouth Township-based Safety Technology Holdings, a global developer of biofidelic crash test dummies and custom sensor solutions has acquired Fibercore, Ltd. from H.I.G. Capital. Christopher Emslie will continue his duties as CEO of Fibercore along with members of their existing leadership team, from their fully-integrated facility in Southhampton, United Kingdom.

Since it was founded 30 years ago, Fibercore has been a global leader in specialty optical fiber sector with an unrivaled reputation for quality, innovation, and technical support. The company offers a comprehensive suite of specialty fiber products, serving multiple high-growth end-markets. Applications for Fibercore products include Internet of Things systems, autonomous vehicles, advanced military and aerospace fiber optic gyroscopes, fiber lasers, and telecommunication network amplifiers, as well as sensors for the surgical, smart grid, oil and gas, test and measurement, and general industrial sectors. Its blueâ€chip client base includes prominent leaders from the aerospace, medical, oil and gas, and telecommunication industries.

“In addition to the strong demand and expanding universe of applications for Fibercore products, there are also tremendous synergies between our two organizations,” says Christopher J. O’Connor, CEO of Safety Technology Holdings. “By adding Fibercore’s leadingâ€edge proprietary fiber optic technologies and knowâ€how to our own portfolio of custom sensor systems, we are able to offer our customers the industry’s widest selection of sensing technologies and incorporate sophisticated fiber technologies into our most advanced crash test dummies worldwide.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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