Electrify the future

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

In a rapidly changing world that is increasingly dependent on connectivity, Nexans is well positioned to act on the megatrends which will have an impact on our activities and our customers by 2030. Energy transition, digital revolution, mobility... Seven major trends are creating new challenges for our Group and offering real business opportunities

7 Megatrends

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

Energy revolution

  • Diversifying energy sources
  • Changing regulations & public policies
  • Transforming energy networks & storage solutions (smart grids)
  • Decreasing energy production costs

(Source: International Energy Agency)

Biennial increase in digital data volume exchanged

Digital & data

  • Skyrocketing data volumes and growing need for data transmission capacities
  • Need to leverage data to improve customer experience and business performance
  • Increase in the number of opportunities created by the digital economy in all sectors
  • Growing digital divide

(Source: Oliver Wyman Analysis)

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

International mobility

  • Rising demand for transportation and growing popularity of e-mobility
  • Increasing congestion and pollution
  • New mobility concepts (car-sharing, car-pooling, etc.)
  • New transportation infrastructure and the emergence of new connected and autonomous vehicles

(Source: UNWTO)

Share of solutions in industry sales by 2030

Concentrating on high quality ad low cost

  • Increasing price pressure and acceleration of commoditization
  • Growing margins in premium markets
  • 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 markets
  • Access to rapidly developing emerging markets
  • Need to reinforce competitiveness through innovation in mature markets

(Source: Oliver Wyman Analysis)

Annual growth of smart grids

Smart devices & infrastructures

  • Rapid proliferation of smart solutions for buildings, cities, healthcare and transportation
  • Global growth in the number of mobile and connected devices
  • 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
  • Increased pressure for lower cost solutions

(Source: UN Population Fund)

Nexans CEO - Christopher Guérin
“ Nexans is a major global operational player in the energy transition for a sustainable electrification of the world ”
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

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

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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