Leviton acquires network cabling company Berk-Tek
Leviton has closed its acquisition of Berk-Tek, a US manufacturer of fiber-optic and copper network cabling.
Berk-Tek has been manufacturing over 100 different network copper and fiber optic cable products since more than six decades. The company had developed high-performance and enhanced fiber optic and copper cables designed for transporting high-speed data, voice, and power transmissions.
Berk-Tek has manufacturing plants across New Holland in Pennsylvania, and Fuquay-Varina in North Carolina.
Its acquisition is said to strengthen Leviton as a single-source manufacturer of end-to-end systems, which includes connectivity and cable for customers across the globe.
Daryoush Larizadeh – president and chief operating officer of Leviton said: “Berk-Tek is a highly respected North American cabling company with exceptional manufacturing and product development capabilities.
“By adding Berk-Tek to the Leviton family, we provide truly end-to-end system solutions to our customers, with full integration across engineering, manufacturing and network expertise.”
Berk-Tek has now become a subsidiary of Leviton Manufacturing, and will report to the network solutions business unit.
According to Leviton, customer ordering will continue as-is until further notice.
It also said that until further notice, existing warranties offered by it and Berk-Tek will be honored and continued.
As a unified brand, Leviton Network Solutions is expected to offer a more consistent interface, clearer communication regarding products and an even seamless customer experience.
Ross Goldman – executive vice president and general manager of Leviton Network Solutions said: “Since 2013, Leviton and Berk-Tek have delivered high performance fiber and copper systems through our strategic alliance.
“Now, customers receive the benefit of seamless global support from a single manufacturer.”