Fiber Optic Center, Inc. is based in the restored
John Harrison building on Centre Street in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
The late 18th century character of the building was maintained
inside and out as it was gracefully remodeled to be a modern
and comfortable facility for employees, with amenities ranging
from Fiber To The Desk to a conference room that looks out over
New Bedford's Harbor, its busy fishing fleet, and beyond to
the Elizabeth Islands and Martha's Vineyard. The historic district
that surrounds our headquarters now encompasses the New Bedford
Whaling Heritage National Historical Park.
Fiber Optic Center was founded by Neal Weiss, based originally
on the purchase of the fiber optic distribution business of
Boston Electronics Corporation (BEC) of Brookline, Massachusetts.
(BEC continues as an importer/exporter of laser accessories.)
In 1982, while Weiss was its business manager, BEC became the
first sales rep firm in the world to specialize in the emerging
technology of fiber optics and, later, one of the first fiber
distributors. Building on BEC's strong position in the industry,
Fiber Optic Center has seen a steady increase in both sales
and customer base in the U.S. and internationally, and now serves
customers in over 40 countries in North and South America, Europe,
the Far East, Middle East and Australia.
Fiber Optic Center works closely with its customers, large and
small, supporting both production and innovation in fiber optics.
Fiber Optic Center, Inc. views business from the
customer's perspective, sensitive to the pressures of a production
environment. A good supplier is one you can depend on for quality,
technical support, reliability, and fast delivery of components
when you need them. Many customers maintain production schedules
without the carrying costs of inventory by using Fiber Optic
Center as their "shelf." We do our job so you can
do yours. Quality is cost effective. Re-makes, delays and failures
are expensive. Fiber Optic Center stocks a range of quality
components to anticipate the changing needs, as well as potential
problems, that the customer (and other vendors) might overlook.
We offer support and technical expertise in both the newest
and existing technologies. Our aim is to make the business part
Fiber Optic Center's inventory is geared to meet both an installer's
"urgent need" and a large manufacturer's production
requirements. We are the worldwide supplier ÅngströmLap®
high performance lapping film and ÅngströmBond®
adhesives and a stocking distributor of connectors, cable, patch
panels, test equipment, mechanical splices, tools, glass and
plastic fiber, epoxy, and other consumables.
In addition to standard products, Fiber Optic Center maintains
the largest inventory in the world of custom drilled connectors
for large core fibers. We are the source for harder-to-find
components and systems, from non-standard connectors and connector
polishing machines to complete factories for the manufacture
and testing of communication grade and research optical fiber
This inside view of fiber manufacture, characterization and
termination is one of the elements that makes us unique in the
Fiber Optic Center works hard to be part of your success. We
do business only with suppliers committed to supporting their
products and the fiber professionals who use them, and we have
long term relationships with these suppliers.
If the component you need exists, we can have it where you need
it, when you need it; if it doesn't exist, we can usually get
it for you anyway.
Fiber Optic Center is committed to providing:
top quality products
expertise unparalleled in the industry
to favorable delivery
Timely, effective service to both small and large customer
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2005, Fiber Optic Center, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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