Nexans strengthens its collaboration with french national centre for scientific research (CNRS)

Nexans and CNRS will collaborate to define Nexans’ future solutions for power transmission, distribution, carbon-free energies and energy storage.

CNRS logoParis, July 6, 2016 - CNRS, France’s National Centre for Scientific Research and Nexans have signed a framework agreement to continue their existing relationship. The two organisations share patents built up over several years working together. This partnership is part of the Nexans' goal to provide sustainable energy and data solutions needed by a growing population which is more and more conscious about environmental issues.

Nexans and CNRS will focus on developing infrastructure for energy transmission and distribution, superconducting systems, storage and protection, and components for industry and nuclear power. Also, as part of the partnership, Nexans and CNRS will focus on energy transition, mobility and the rise of data traffic.

Nexans will bring its experience in four key markets: power transmission and distribution, energy resources, transportation and building, as well as its strong focus on research and development. The projects will be carried out by CNRS’ associate laboratories in close collaboration with Nexans R&D teams and will cover in particular, research topics related to electronics, chemistry and physics. .

Pierre Kayoun, Corporate VP Innovation and Technology at Nexans, said, “Nexans is pleased to have formalised a relationship which goes back several years. We both share a passion for innovation and creating solutions to community benefit. The partnership will help further our shared goals.”

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As a global leader in advanced cabling and connectivity solutions, Nexans brings energy to life through an extensive range of best-in-class products and innovative services. For over 120 years, innovation has been the company’s hallmark, enabling Nexans to drive a safer, smarter and more efficient future together with its customers. Today, the Nexans Group is committed to facilitating energy transition and supporting the exponential growth of data by empowering its customers in four main business areas: Building & Territories (including utilities, smart grids, e­mobility), High Voltage & Projects (covering offshore wind farms, submarine interconnections, land high voltage), Telecom & Data (covering data transmission, telecom networks, hyperscale data centers, LAN), and Industry & Solutions (including renewables, transportation, Oil & Gas, automation, and others). Corporate Social Responsibility is a guiding principle of Nexans’ business activities and internal practices. In 2013 Nexans became the first cable provider to create a Foundation supporting sustainable initiatives bringing access to energy to disadvantaged communities worldwide. The Group’s commitment to developing ethical, sustainable and high-quality cables drives its active involvement within several leading industry associations, including Europacable, The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), International Cablemakers Federation (ICF) or CIGRE to mention a few. Nexans employs more than 26,000 people with industrial footprint in 34 countries and commercial activities worldwide. In 2017, the Group generated 6.4 billion euros in sales. Nexans is listed on Euronext Paris, compartment A. For more information, please consult: www.nexans.com