Spain-Italy: an advanced return logistics program for cable drums

Assembling a drum
Assembling a drum in our Eurocâble factory

Cables are usually delivered over long distances in large wooden cable drums. Given the transport costs, customers do not always return these drums. 

By managing our own return logistics between Spain and Italy, Nexans is able to recuperate almost 100% of its cable drums at the lowest possible cost. The drums are first dismantled — making it possible to load 40 per truck instead of 10 — and then reassembled near the plant that issued them. The resulting savings: 21% over the cost of purchasing new drums and several tons of CO2!