Spotlight on innovation
“Interesting and easy-to-follow, even for beginners in superconductivity.”
“When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.”
"Intense collaboration from Nexans brought this project to a successful conclusion"
Amadeu Macedo - Manager, Eletropaulo
"Know by test, and state the facts"
William Henry Merrill, Founder of UL
“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.”
"Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell."
Innovation guides our everyday work, supports competitiveness, and fine-tunes the production process.
“Enhanced fibers make cables less vulnerable to failure, and prolong service life.”
“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said: faster horses.”
Every frictional body has a resistance of friction equal to one quarter of its weight.
In the market, all power is vested in the consumers.
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
The Patent Office is the mother-in-law of invention.
Strong involvement in national cable organizations promotes our expertise and our customers’ interests.
"Nothing so powerful as an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo
And it burns, burns, burns, the ring of fire.
Our tests proved that our fire-performance cables can and do save lives
For a smaller footprint in urban grids, our superconducting cables needed compact connections.
Nexans has beaten off competition from the likes of byNet and Nordlund Entreprenad to be named Fibre Company of the Year by telecommunications company Skanova.
If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
Innovation often means equaling performance, but with less material.
Innovation often requires combining diverse strengths to achieve a common goal.
Every time I have gone up in an airplane, I have had the consciousness of a new discovery.
"In five short months, we met RTE's request for a comprehensive field trial."
New technologies put OHL back at the core of power transmission.
RWE's AmpaCity paves the way for highly efficient power transmission in congested areas.
Combining Nexans' separate competencies in a new product alows us to resolve complex problem.
To fight electricity theft, we joined forces with our customer.
LIPA was a milestone, proving the feasibility of HTS cables. AmpaCity is now demonstrating that the technology is ready for the market.
To enjoy a grander sight, climb to a greater height.
Nexans ranks among the Top 30 companies filing the most international patents
One of Nexans prime missions is to be a talent scout for new innovators.
Even though we were late off the starting blocks, our careful research put us out in front.
When you can measure and express it in numbers, you know something about it.
A criminal investigation tool helps installers quickly identify optical fibers.
By reducing the footprint of superconductors, this patent will accelerate their use in grids.
As with the human body, a skin wound calls for fast action.
Innovation often means stretching the imagination.
Ocean ecology can create new opportunities for cable innovation.
Like the red thread spun into Royal Navy ropes, coded copper tape proves cable ownership.
New ways of generating and saving electricity require smarter ways to move it.
Innovations often arise from the interaction of neighboring market segments.
Sometimes a domestic item can shower you with ideas.
THE INPI (National Institute of the Intellectual property - France) has just published its list of the top French companies having the most patents published in 2010. At Nexans, we are very proud to be in the top 50 applicants (#35 specifically).
With superconductors, you can build devices with amazing benefits.
We help our customers meet their commitments by adding value to the installation process.
This unit is more than an automative sensor; it protects and stabilizes itself against malfunction.
Sometimes, a technical innovation gives rise to unforeseen benefits.
The use of bio-based materials will allow us to reduce our dependence on oil.
This Nexans-organized conference showcases Nexans as a prime mover for superconductivity in Europe.
This really is an intelligent cable - it tells us during operation if everything is OK.
One innovation drives another. After developing copper/fiber cable for CCTV, we pushed back the boundaries of PoE.
Offshore technologies help fish farm operators upgrade operations and enhance their ecological image.
Convenient packaging adds value to our products by generating important savings for installers.
Breakthroughs are often accomplished by combining technological assets with industrial tools on an international scale.
The very technologies we serve can be used creatively to reach a new customer base.
Innovation is often cooperative and synergistic, with the final result more than what each partner could have separately achieved.
Intelligently packaging micro-cables is an art in itself, and something that busy installers have come to expect.
The weakest link in the chain or cable is a place to start innovating. Fix that vulnerable point and you add value.
Safety should be our first objective; obtaining certification can help us develop new products for our customers.
The green concerns of our customers often stimulate us to use proven knowhow to develop new solutions.
When our clients decide to raise the bar on cable specifications, tough testing can lead to new breakthroughs.
Innovations often breed new innovations. What we learned with fluorescent cables inspired us to create a new reflective mining cable.
You don’t need a brand-new product to do innovative marketing; you just need a customized marketing approach.
Rather than being perceived as a threat, a new competitive technology should be seen as an opportunity to do it better.
When your customer starts thinking big, you have to start thinking big, too, especially in terms of innovation.
A customer complaint, rather than being disruptive, often serves as a springboard for achieving a safer, better product.
Time-proven wiring products can often be given new life by rethinking how they can be assembled and packaged.
Field installation cable is more than just a product; it’s a service designed to protect our customer’s precious network assets.
Environmental concerns inspired us to bridge electrical insulation and chemical protection, developing a unique new pump cable.
Hopefully, INFIT™ technology will one day be as familiar in the cable world, as INTEL® is in computing.
INFIT is a leapfrog technology which allows most plants to produce superior fire-performance cables using traditional extrusion techniques.
Meeting customer demand for a cable that could glow in the dark required perseverance and intuition.
Customer requests for faster, easier installation, is leading us to push ribbon technology to its limits.
Thermal modeling makes it possible to adapt an entire cable system to a specific environment.
Reducing copper content allows for lighter cars, trains and ships, and thus greater environmental efficiency.
‘Smaller is better’ has often driven innovation . Fumay and NCS combined their expertise to offer a unique high-performance cable for an expanding market.
Nano cables are opening up new markets in developing countries and non-destructive testing.
By looking for gaps in existing patents, we discovered some neglected solutions.
Nexans production units and the NRC have proven their ability to conquer the challenges of distance, language and cultural barriers to develop exciting new shipbuilding products.
Transitional technologies, like hybrid vehicles, demand transitional thinking.
This innovation not only eliminated power losses which were cutting into utility profits, it created a model for social and environmental responsibility which is spreading to other developing countries.
A durable, high-performance connection between photovoltaic panels and the “inverter”.
A simple, self-contained robotic camera which rapidly scans joints, foreign matter and water within tubes.