Huber+Suhner acquires Astrolab

January 08, 2013 // By Julien Happich
Huber+Suhner has acquired the assets of Astrolab Inc. based in Warren, New Jersey, to strengthen its position in niche RF markets. With its patented minibend and microbend cable assemblies Astrolab is mainly active in high tech niche markets like space and defence and offers high end radio frequency solutions for industrial markets.

According to Urs Kaufmann, CEO of Huber+Suhner, Astrolab is strategically the perfect match for the company as this acquisition ideally complements the RF portfolio and the position of the company in North America. “We are taking an important step in the implementation of our strategy by enhancing our US presence and our access to very important high tech niche markets”, said Mr. Kaufmann. “We are building Astrolab into a lead competence center for tape wrapped microwave cable design as well as production center for space, defence and aviation applications within the HUBER+SUHNER Group. There is little overlap of the product portfolios and the access to Huber+Suhner's global sales force will unlock true growth potential for Astrolab products”.

Astrolab was founded in 1961. Its passive microwave components and cable assemblies soon became an industry benchmark. Astrolab currently employs some 100 people and will operate as a subsidiary of Huber+Suhner, Corp., under the name Huber+Suhner Astrolab.