Corning acquires harsh-environment connectivity provider Stran Technologies

Dec 21 2016

Corning Incorporated recently acquired Stran Technologies, a United States-based manufacturer of harsh-environment and tactical interconnect products and services. Stran serves the military/aerospace and oil/gas industries. Corning did not disclose terms of the deal, but said it acquired full ownership of Stran.

“As an OEM designer and manufacturer of rugged fiber-optic and hybrid fiber/copper connectivity solutions, Stran Technologies’ products are qualified and specified for use on mission-critical infrastructure,” Corning said when announcing the acquisition. “The Stran team provides exceptional engineering, installation, and maintenance services, and also brings design and manufacturing expertise that will allow Corning to reach new customers.”

Clark S. Kinlin, executive vice president, Corning Optical Communications, commented, “The acquisition of Stran Technologies enhances Corning’s market access to military and aerospace, and oil and gas segments through the addition of harsh environment optical and power connectors and cable assemblies. It also augments our innovation product and technology portfolios, strengthening our ability to deliver new integrated solutions to network operators worldwide.”

Jim Stranberg, founder and chief executive officer of Stran Technologies, added, “We are pleased to join forces with Corning, a true industry leader who shares our commitment to providing the highest-quality, most-innovative, and best-in-class connectivity solutions to our customers. The combined resources that Corning and Stran can together provide will greatly strengthen our ability to support customers’ technical and business requirements, and provide excellent opportunities for our people.”

On its website, Stran Technologies explains the company “was founded in 1997 to support the demands of an increasingly connected world. Our steadfast commitment to designing and manufacturing the highest-quality harsh-environment interconnect products and services has allowed us to excel at solving our customers’ mission-critical requirements in the military-and-aerospace, oil-and-gas, and IT-services industries.

“We stand by our dedicated technical support and customer service specialists to ensure the continued success of our end customers and their applications. In addition, our quality management system stems from rigorous industry standards including AS9100, ISO 9001, MIL-STD-790 and ITAR compliance to ensure relied-upon quality time after time.”