Nexans S.A.
Société Anonyme
Traded as Euronext: NEX
Industry Manufacturing, technology
Founded 2000
Headquarters Paris, France
Key people
Arnaud Poupart-Lafarge (CEO)
Products Power, industrial, energy resources, transportation, instrumentation and telecommunications cables, conducting wire
Revenue 6.7 billion (2013)
€171 million (2013)
Profit €-333 million (2013)
Number of employees
>25,000 (average, 2013)
Nexans office in Canada

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 second largest manufacturer of cables after Prysmian S.p.A..[1] 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.[2] It is currently a member of the CAC Mid 60 stock index.


  1. "Prysmian Group Tops Nexans in the Global Specialty Cable Market in 2011".
  2. "Nexans rises on debut". CNN Money. 13 June 2001. Retrieved 2009-09-13.
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