R&M, the globally active developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures based in Wetzikon, Switzerland acquired in April 2017 the fiber optic business of PETCOM in Minas Gerais, Brazil. End of 2017, the business and the production activity have been successfully integrated into R&M. 

The company is today in a position to offer its complete LAN, FTTx and DC assortment to the Brazilian market. The production is meeting the quality standards of the R&M Group. “The plant in Brazil plays an important role in our production framework for the Brazilian but also other Cabling markets in Latin America” states Markus Stieger, COO of R&M. “In our plant in Minas Gerais we produce high quality fiber optic products for Datacenters and Public networks markets. In the last months, we established copper patch cord and platform assembly lines with the support of technical experts from the headquarters in Switzerland.

“R&M is now able to manufacture a complete line of copper and fiber optic products in Brazil. This will support us in strengthening our position in the LAN market” adds Paulo Campos, Managing Director Latin America: “There is still a large need for high-quality communication infrastructure”. The entire region is managed from its subsidiaries in São Paulo and Minas Gerais in Brazil. R&M has in addition to the two locations a comprehensive partner network in Brazil and other countries to meet the demands of its customers.

About R&M

R&M (Reichle & De-Massari AG) is a globally active group of companies in the information and communication technology sectors, based in Wetzikon, Switzerland. The company develops, manufactures and sells future-proof products and systems for communication and data networks. Thanks to its innovative strength, R&M now covers the entire connectivity range alongside network cabling. R&M network solutions can be used in LAN, telecommunication, Fiber to the Home and data centers. The family company founded in 1964 has its own production plants in 13 locations.