Nexans S.A.
Type Société Anonyme
Traded as EuronextNEX
Industry Manufacturing, technology
Founded 2000
Headquarters Paris, France
Key people Frédéric Vincent (Chairman and CEO)
Products Power, instrumentation and telecommunications cables, conducting wire
Revenue 6.179 billion (2010)[1]
Operating income €195 million (2010)[1]
Profit €82 million (2010)[1]
Total assets €5.513 billion (end 2010)[1]
Total equity €2.207 billion (end 2010)[1]
Employees 23,650 (average, 2010)[1]

Nexans S.A. is a French company which manufactures copper and optical fiber cable products for the infrastructure, industrial (particularly the shipbuilding, petroleum and aeronautical sectors) and construction markets. It is the world's largest manufacturer of cables.[2] It has an industrial presence in nearly 40 countries, over 23,000 employees and sales of around €6 billion a year. Nexans was founded in 2000 as a business unit of the telecommunications firm Alcatel after its acquisition of a number of companies in the cable sector. It was spun out and listed on the Paris stock exchange the following year.[3] It is currently a member of the CAC Mid 60 stock index.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Annual Report 2010" (PDF). Nexans. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Vidalon, Dominique (25 August 2009). "Nexans wins $300 million cable contract from BP". Reuters. Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  3. ^ "Nexans rises on debut". CNN Money. 13 June 2001. Retrieved 2009-09-13. 

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