Connecting the world with speed

In a rapidly changing world, Nexans supports its clients in the face of the critical megatrends.

In a rapidly transforming world that is increasingly reliant on connectivity, Nexans is well-placed to capitalize on developing opportunities. Several interlinked megatrends such as energy transition, digital revolution and global mobility all hold vast potential.

7 Megatrends

Share of renewables in energy production in 2030 (vs. 13% in 2015)

Energy revolution

Diversification of energy sources, evolving regulations and public policies, transforming energy networks and storage solutions (smart grids) and decreasing energy production costs.(Source: International Energy Agency)

More digital data exchanged every 2 years

Digital & data

Skyrocketing data volumes and the growing need for data transmission capacities, the need to leverage data to improve customer experience and business performance, innovation outpacing existing skill sets and growing digital divide.(Source: Oliver Wyman Analysis)

billion international tourist arrivals by 2030 (up from 940 million in 2010)

Global mobility

The rising demand for transportation and the growing popularity of e-mobility, increasing congestion and pollution, new mobility concepts, e.g. car-sharing, car-pooling, etc., and new transportation infrastructure. (Source: UNWTO)

Share of solutions in industrial revenues by 2030

Low cost & premium polarization

Increasing price pressure and the acceleration of commoditization, growing margins in premium markets and the rapid development of new, emerging markets.(Source: Oliver Wyman Analysis)

GDP share of emerging BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) countries in 2030 (vs. 18% in 2012)

Changing balance of economic power

Increased competition in niche market, access to rapidly developing emerging markets and the need to reinforce competitiveness through innovation in mature markets. (Source: Oliver Wyman Analysis)

Annual growth of smart grids

Smart devices & infrastructures

The rapid proliferation of smart solutions for buildings, cities, manufacturing, healthcare and transportation, the global growth of the number of mobile and connected devices, and the growing need for hybrid energy and data cables.
(Source: International Energy Agency)

Global population living in cities by 2030 (vs. 50% today)

Urbanization & densification

Development of urban infrastructure, aging energy infrastructure, power grids and data networks overwhelmed by demand and the increased pressure for lower cost solutions. (Source: UN Population Fund)

Nexans CEO - Christopher Guérin
“ By providing critical links that underpin social life and economic development in a rapidly changing world, we are actively shaping tomorrow’s society ”
Christopher Guérin
Computer Server mount on rack in data center room with red lighting alarm
Computer Server mount on rack in data center room with red lighting alarm

To meet these challenges, we designed a strategic plan based on 3 key strategic axes:


Continue to improve performance through cost competitiveness


Build on core strengths in our existing portfolio in promising markets and regions


Accelerate growth by developing new offers linked to the critical megatrends

Anticipating customer needs, we are preparing today to meet future customer challenges in four key sectors:

  • High voltage and Projects
    Continuing to grow in the subsea cabling business while improving high-voltage land cabling competitiveness, helping customers find the most efficient and reliable cable solution.
  • Building and Territories
    Providing new smart solutions for buildings, cities and regions to become more sustainable in e-mobility and energy transition.
  • Industry and Solutions
    Partnering with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to develop customized cabling and connectivity solutions for power, data transmission and automation needs.
  • Telecom and Data
    Supporting customers in selecting the right optical fiber infrastructure, including submarine backbones, and providing 'plug-and-play' cable and connectivity solutions, with a specific offer for hyperscale data centers

Our expected results for 2022



€600 M




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Leveraging our capacities

  • Cost competitiveness
    Improve our operational performance and reduce our costs through aimed initiatives on raw material costs and consumption, redesign to cost analysis,….

  • Operational efficiency
    Increase our productivity by upgrading our assets, focusing on operational reliability, lean manufacturing, optimized processes in manufacturing facilities.

  • Agile innovation
    Further invest in innovation. R&D will be focused on optimizing core existing products for existing customers, producing adjacent innovation to explore new businesses and contributing to transformational activities.

  • Sales excellence
    Boost sales force through training, an increased customer focus and a dedicated Key Account Management program. Develop a new differentiated “beyond the cable” offering with a new portfolio of services and solutions coupled with a new pricing management strategy.

  • Digital transformation
    Build on automation and data and analytics platforms to streamline operations, develop new competencies, improve customer experiences and refine our understanding of evolving client needs.

  • Organization and people
    Acquire new skills and capabilities in some priority functions, including sales, customer service as well as product design and development.

Nexans links people, ideas and the future by connecting society to industry to materials, and we do so with integrity through our 4 sustainability commitments

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