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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Nexans brings energy to life through an extensive range of cables and cabling solutions that deliver increased performance for our customers worldwide. Nexans’ teams are committed to a partnership approach that supports customers in four main business areas: Power transmission and distribution (submarine and land), Energy resources (Oil & Gas, Mining and Renewables), Transportation (Road, Rail, Air, Sea) and Building (Commercial, Residential and Data Centers). Nexans’ strategy is founded on continuous innovation in products, solutions and services, employee development, customer training and the introduction of safe, low-environmental-impact industrial processes. In 2013, Nexans became the first cable player to create a Foundation to introduce sustained initiatives for access to energy for disadvantaged communities worldwide.
Nexans is an active member of Europacable, the European Association of Wire & Cable Manufacturers, and a signatory of the Europacable Industry Charter. The Charter expresses its members' commitment to the principles and objectives of developing ethical, sustainable and high-quality cables.
Nexans, acting for the energy transition, has an industrial presence in 40 countries, commercial activities worldwide, is employing close to 26,000 people and generating sales in 2016 of 5.8 billion euros. Nexans is listed on Euronext Paris, compartment A.
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