OFS Specialty Photonics Division is the premier provider of added-value optical fiber solutions in specialty applications. They develop the right fibers, cables, and other specialty products to meet the needs of established and growing industries. When you need even more features in your optical fibers than ultra-distance and high speed capabilities, they are the first place to call. Their forte is in listening to the needs of customers for performance in their applications and customizing fibers, cables, and other specialty products to meet those needs. The company operates worldwide, with U.S. locations in Avon, Connecticut, and Somerset, New Jersey, and a third facility in Broendby, Denmark, the company is ideally situated to provide both dual-sourced domestic products and convenient access for European customers.

OFS has been an approved supplier to the U.S. Military since 1987 (formerly as Ensign-Bickford Optics Co., SpecTran Specialty Optics Co., and Lucent Specialty Fiber Technologies).

OFS maintains a strong code of safety for its employees and for the environment. Their policy is short, clear, and guides everything they do and everything they make. Workplace safety and protection of the environment are part of every employee’s job and responsibility. No job they do is so important that they cannot take time to plan how to do it safely—and then do it safely—for people and for the environment. No employee has the authority or the responsibility to work unless the job will be done safely.

From their customers’ point of view, they believe keeping their employees healthy and uninjured, and their plant fully running without accidents, results in carefully crafted products delivered on time.

Part of their environmental commitment, includes adhering to U.S. and international laws and directives related to manufacturing and environmental practices.

OFS Specialty Photonics Division (SPD) is a global leader in the development, manufacture and commercialization of specialty optical fibers. As such, SPD conducts business within the scope of many United States (U.S.) trade regulations both within the U.S. and in every country where they transact business.

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