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Leoni takes over j-fiber in Jena

2 February, 2012

From left to right: Dr. Ulrich Lossen, Managing Director of the j-fiber GmbH, Andreas Weinert and Erik Miersch, both Managing Directors of the LEONI Fiber Optics GmbH, together at the Photonics West 2012 Exhibition in San Francisco

Leoni has acquired 100 percent of the shares of the j-fiber GmbH in Jena and finalized its activities in this field at the end of 2011. In 2007, Leoni acquired within the framework of its growth strategy in technologically demanding niche markets 51 percent of the shares of j-fiber and has since vertically integrated this unit.

j-fiber is one of the worldwide leading manufacturers of high-quality glass fibers, preforms and quartz glass materials for demanding telecommunication & data communication applications and special industrial fields. In these fields of business j-fiber is a good supplement to the Leoni Group.

Its Business Unit Fiber Optics is one of the worldwide leading providers for special optical fibers for industrial applications, sensor technology and analytics, science, telecommunication and laser medicine. Leoni thus further expands its production capacities for preforms and fibers for telecommunication, data communication and special applications and reacts to the growing demand and to the high quality awareness of its customers.