Berk-Tek and Leviton announce technology alliance
Berk-Tek and Leviton jointly announced the completion of what the companies describe as a long-term strategic agreement, creating the Berk-Tek Leviton Technologies (BLT) alliance. “The combined strength of Leviton’s extensive connectivity portfolio with the leading performance of Berk-Tek’s cables creates the industry’ premier copper and fiber solution,” the companies said in the joint announcement.
They added that the alliance “extends beyond marketing to include product development and manufacturing as well as joint sales and support. Both companies are leaders in copper and fiber networks for data centers, healthcare, financial, government and enterprise applications,” they continued. The alliance includes the full cable and connectivity product sets from both companies, including products that are field-terminated as well as preterminated copper and fiber-optic systems for data centers.
“The scope of BLT is the United States and Canada as well as global customers that demand consistent network performance across all their networks,” Berk-Tek and Leviton said. “Both companies are mutually represented in the United States through industry-leading local sales-representative companies that provide customers with a complete network infrastructure solution.”
Ross Goldman, vice president and general manager of Leviton Network Solutions, commented, “Berk-Tek is the industry leader for cabling solutions and this agreement truly offers customers the highest level of service and return on investment in the industry. Together we offer customers, contractors and distributors a best-of-breed solution.”
Berk-Tek’s president Paul Trunk, who also is vice president and general manager of Nexans LAN Division North America (Berk-Tek is a Nexans company), said, “We are pleased to align with Leviton, whose enterprise and data center solutions combined with their expanded global reach allow us to provide exceptional value to our customers and channel partners. The combined product and engineering development offerings, backed by the joint sales and support model, creates tailored end-to-end solutions to worldwide end users in all markets, resulting in customer satisfaction and loyalty.”