Optical fibers are now the main medium for long distance transmission
of telecommunication data. As such, fibers form the key backbone structure for
the internet and many rapidly growing applications such as mobile telephony,
email, social media and video streaming.
PE.fiberoptics Ltd (PFO) is a leader in the manufacture
of test equipment for characterisation of optical fibers. Our products are used
by most major fiber manufacturers in North and South America, Europe and Asia for
quality control purposes at different stages including:
of optical fibers in 24/7 manufacturing plants
of optical fiber cables
confirmation of installed telecommunication networks
for new fiber designs
The amount of data transmitted on the internet is
increasing dramatically requiring rapid advances in all aspects of network
technology including fibers. As a result, we work very closely with our
customers to meet their evolving measurement requirements. PFO invests heavily
in R&D for our products and 80% of our sales are from instruments announced
in the last two years.
We export the majority of our products and have an
installed base in approximately 40 countries.
Ilex House, Mulberry Business Park
Fishponds Road, Wokingham
Berkshire, RG41 2GX
Tel: +44 (0) 118 977 3003
Fax: +44 (0) 118 977 3493
Ian Mackenzie, Managing Director
Ian Mackenzie (born 1949) was the cofounder of the fiber optics division of PerkinElmer Inc in 1985. In 2003, PerkinElmer Ltd was awarded a Queens Award for Enterprise in the category of Innovation and a second Queens Award for International Trade.
It was the only company in that year to win Awards in both categories. In 2005, backed by Judges, Ian led a management buy out of the division which now trades as PE. fiberoptics Limited.
Ian has a BSc in Chemistry and a Ph.D in Physics from the University of Bristol.