Amphenol Fiber Systems International (AFSI) has renewed its lease to maintain headquarters in Allen at 1300 Central Expressway North. The company is a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of fiber optic systems and products that perform in harsh and demanding operating environments. AFSI occupies 50,000 square feet of space in the Cornerstone Crossing building at Exchange & US 75 and employs 140 individuals. The company has grown by approximately 20% annually since it initially located to Allen in 2002.
“Allen provides a great environment and allows us to attract the highly skilled workforce we need. With the assistance of the AEDC, we were able to put the pieces together to maintain our facility in Allen,” said Bill Guernsey, General Manager of Amphenol Fiber Systems.
“Amphenol represents the quality company we strive to attract to Allen,” said Allen Mayor Steve Terrell. “They bring high-paying jobs for our highly skilled workforce, as well as significant capital investment that enhances our ad valorem tax base.”
AFSI provides solutions for communication systems based in fiber optic technology and its products set the global standards in the military marketplace. Its products are also utilized in the geophysical, avionics and broadcast industries.
Mike Kay of CB Richard Ellis represented the tenant, and Susan Singer of Bradford Companies represented the landlord in the transaction.