Cables and cable systems

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Nexans has sold its Berk-Tek division, a leading cable manufacturer...

Nexans has sold its Berk-Tek division, a leading cable manufacturer in the United States (factories in Pennsylvania and North Carolina) to Leviton; one of the best known manufacturers in the lighting and cable sector in the US.

Nexans received USD 202 m (EUR 177 m); last year Berk-Tek had sales of USD 163 m (EUR 143 m).

Both companies have been working closely together since 2013, so this merger is now the logical consequence.

A final OK by the competition watchdog is expected in the 3rd quarter of this year.

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Leoni, a supplier of cables and cable systems for the automobile sector and other industries, has bought a property on the industrial estate in Roth near Nuremberg.

Leoni, a supplier of cables and cable systems for the automobile sector and other industries, has bought a property on the industrial estate in Roth near Nuremberg.

Since its tradition-steeped manufacturing location in the centre of Roth did not allow for any further possibilities of development, it was decided to build anew at the edge of the town, thus creating additional production capacities, as well as more efficient processes and modern workplaces.

On the 134,000 m² new property there will rise Europe’s most modern cable works, with buildings covering a total area of 48,000 m². At the same time this “factory of the future” will not only provide a state-of-the-art production facility, but also a competence and service centre for the whole Wire & Cable Solutions division. A laboratory and development centre as well as an apprenticeship and in-service training centre are also planned.

Building is envisaged to begin in mid-2016, whereupon from early 2018 ongoing production could then be transferred step by step to the new works. The complete move into the “factory of the future” is planned for early 2019.

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