R&M acquires Silicon Valley based REALM Communications Group Inc.

Acquisition of REALM Communications Group, Inc. brings US market entry and new business opportunities

BENGALURU, India and WETZIKON, Switzerland – February 4, 2016 – Swiss Cabling specialist R&M today announced the acquisition of REALM Communications Group. Inc. A North American fiber optic specialist based in Milpitas, California. Founded in 1987, REALM is a leader in developing and supplying advanced fiber management products for DC, wireless antenna systems, enterprise networks and the Silicon Valley’s OEMs.

The acquisition of REALM offers R&M access to the world’s most important network cabling market, allowing us to serve customers on each continent with high-end network solutions for the LAN, DC and Public Network markets” says Mr Michel Riva, CEO of R&M. “We are very excited about the new growth opportunities with this geographical expansion. REALM is not only providing us with complementary technology but will also give us access to high end-customers in the strongly growing North American Data Center market“.


REALM is well known for customer-specific, high-quality cabling solutions in the local markets. In many ways, the innovative and high-quality cabling solutions from REALM and R&M are complimentary and offer an extended solutions portfolio for the customers.

Mr John Russell, Founder of REALM, said “Over the last 28 years, we have built excellent customer relationships through our expertise in fiber-optic technology and our ability to react swiftly to customer needs. We are thrilled to become a part of R&M’s global organization. Together we can accelerate our growth and take the company to the next level.”

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Realm is a premier manufacturer and distributor of fiber optic cable management solutions for data centers and wireless communication networks. Silicon Valley-based Company develops and supplies advanced fiber optic products for leading cloud service providers, DC companies as well as many other businesses, including municipalities, airports, utilities, OEMs and universities. The company was founded by John Russell.


About R&M

Reichle & De-Massari AG (R&M) develops and produces passive cabling solutions for communication networks. R&M has gained a reputation as a market leader in the production of high-quality copper and optical waveguides. The company has its own sales organizations in more than 30 countries. Approximately 70% of R&M’s turnover is generated overseas. Over 5% of turnover generated is invested in research and development each year. R&M is ranked among the 500 leading companies in Switzerland and currently employs 900 people across the globe. The company is wholly owned by Martin and Peter Reichle and is managed as an independent family business. Further information can be found at www.rdm.com


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