The living history of Nexans
Nexans is proud of its long lasting history of over 120 years. 120 years of innovation, flagship projects and international growth.
120 years of destiny that we owe to two remarkable personalities: François Borel, genius inventor, and Edouard Berthoud, brilliant industrialist.
With over a century of experience, Nexans has never stopped building the future of electricity and will continue for the years to come.
Living history of Nexans - Over 120 years of experience
Our history in Brazil
In Brazil since 2000, Nexans has become a successor to Alcatel Cabos. Since then its growth has not stopped, acquiring Furukawa Cabos de Energia in 2003 and in 2008, the cable segment of the Madeco Group, the largest South American cable manufacturer present in countries such as Chile, Colombia, Peru and Brazil (Ficap Fios e Cabos ). Since 2018, all of its industrial production has been concentrated in Rio de Janeiro, and it also has a unit in the city of Alumínio, responsible for its own production of aluminum rebar used in the production of its cables.
For over 120 years, Nexans has been a pioneer in the electrification sector. Making cables and developing solutions for the generation, transmission, distribution and use of energy is our DNA.
In 2020, with 25,000 employees in 38 countries, Nexans earned 5.7 billion euros. Today, more than cables, Nexans develops and offers services and solutions in 3 main market domains: construction and distribution, high voltage and large projects (especially wind and solar plants) and industry.
Social and environmental responsibility is one of the fundamental principles of Nexans for its commercial and internal activities.
The group's goal is to reach carbon neutrality by 2030. Following our principles, Nexans was the first company in the cable sector to create a foundation dedicated to supporting actions in favor of supplying energy to disadvantaged communities. The Group is committed, every day to facing great challenges and responding to its shareholders. To this end, it places Corporate Social Responsibility at the center of the principles applied in its operations and internal processes. Nexans is a leader in the new electrified, and decarbonized world.
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