Industries, Ltd. is a privately-held, diversified manufacturer and
marketer of high-technology systems for Telecommunications,
Wireless, Broadband Cable, Utility, Government, Municipality and OEM markets. Charles
supplies a comprehensive line of environmental enclosure solutions for
copper, fiber, coax and wireless backhaul applications. Founded in 1968,
Charles has built a solid reputation of product innovation, outstanding
customer service, and field-proven performance. Today, Charles products
service the networks of all major North American telecommunications
wireline and wireless carriers.
Strategy and Growth Goals
continues to grow through a strategic focus that is consistent with the
initial founding philosophy—to be the best-cost solution provider in the
markets we serve.
Charles is seeking to continue its track record of profitable
growth through a balance of internal product development as well as
product line acquisitions and partnerships that replenish as well as build
its product portfolios within the markets it serves.
Providers (IXC, ILEC, IOC)
Contractors and Engineering Firms
Cable (MSO, PCO)
/ Military / Municipalities
Equipment Manufacturers (OEM)
is approaching new growth through Innovative Enclosed Solutions —
environmental enclosures for fiber, wireless and copper-based
communication networks. These
enclosures may protect active electronics and passive interconnection for both
indoor applications at residential neighborhoods, multi-dwelling units (MDU),
business parks, strip malls, cellular sites, base stations and other
distribution points. Charles manufactures both metallic and non-metallic
environmental enclosures in many form factors for both indoor and outdoor
applications, including cabinets,
terminals, pedestals, below grade enclosures, and multi-purpose housings.
skills in Research & Development Engineering, including mechanical
design, software applications, power and thermal management,
environmental protection and system integration.
Vertically-Integrated Operations, including sheet metal fabrication,
state of the art powder coating application, plastic injection and
extrusion molding and forming, and electrical and
Expertise, including an experienced direct sales team complemented by
a comprehensive distribution network and 24-hour technical assistance.
Assurance and Customer Satisfaction through Continuous Improvement.
All facilities are ISO 9000 / TL 9000 registered.
Acquisition Target Profile
or established related business that:
Charles to expand current products in new and related markets
value-add capability to Charles' portfolio of enclosures
logical product extensions in markets currently served
Plus™, D4 Channel banks, T1 Repeaters, NIUs, Span
Channel Banks, 1218 DLC, T1 Office Repeaters,
239 Repeaters, Apparatus Cases
Flexterm Product Lines
Lucent Technologies Inc)
Aerial Terminal Closures, Cable Terminal Housing
Cable Systems CATV Enclosures
(from Corning Cable Systems)
Below Grade Enclosures
actively manages the companies it
acquires along the following principles:
ensure customer satisfaction through customer service that is
seamlessly transitioned and backed by Charles' 50+ years of
assimilate the acquisition quickly and completely
manage for sustained profitability
act with integrity regarding all matters associated with the
divestiture / acquisition process, including the details that are not
explicitly covered in the purchase agreement