INSIDE THIS ISSUE. November 10, 2014 Volume 17, Issue 11

November 10, 2014 Volume 17, Issue 11 INSIDE THIS ISSUE ABB to Provide AC Power Cable System for Offshore Wind Farm Connection in Europe Zurich, Sw...
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November 10, 2014 Volume 17, Issue 11

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

ABB to Provide AC Power Cable System for Offshore Wind Farm Connection in Europe

Zurich, Switzerland-based ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, has won a significant order from the Dutch-German transmission grid operator, TenneT, to design, engineer, supply and install an AC power transmission cable system that will connect the AC platform of the Butendiek offshore wind farm to the HVDC converter platform SylWin alpha. The Butendiek wind farm is situated around 30 km off the island of Sylt. The cable system to be supplied is a three-core 155 kV AC submarine cable, around 38 km long. It is scheduled to be installed and commissioned in 2015. The high-voltage cable originally destined for this project was lost in an incident in the Mediterranean Sea in July 2014, and ABB was requested to step in and help to support the project schedule. The cable system will have a capacity to transmit 144 MW of wind power—enough to meet the electricity needs of approximately 150,000 German households. The use of clean, renewable wind energy as an alternate source is equivalent to the abatement of almost 750,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year that could have resulted from fossil fueled generation. ABB has successfully commissioned more than 10 AC cable projects around the world for offshore wind projects, and others are under execution. Butendiek is the sixth offshore wind connection project in Germany awarded to ABB by TenneT. www.abb.com

Okonite Building Facility in Rhode Island ........2 David Kiddoo is New IWCS CEO/Director .......2 Nexans’ Longest Submarine Power Cable ....3 LS Cable & System’s Project in Siberia ............4 Niehoff Endex Open House .............................4 IWMA Moves to New Offices ...........................5 LEONI Charging Cable Concept ......................6 Lapp Group Opens Plant in South America ...6 Alpha Wire Donates Cable .............................. 7 Wire & Cable India 2014 Report ......................8 Presented by:

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Southwire, Carrollton, GA, USA, is expanding building wire and feeder MC cable manufacturing capacity by renovating an existing 650,000 ft2 facility on 111 acres in Carrollton. This additional facility will enable Southwire to dramatically increase capacity, while streamlining operations to support residential and commercial construction growth to meet future customer demand for building wire and feeder MC cable products. Production has already begun at the new plant and additional equipment will be added over the coming months, making it one of the most efficient and up-to-date wire and cable manufacturing facilities in operation today. Once complete, Southwire will produce several key product lines using updated equipment and manufacturing techniques. “This new facility delivers a number of manufacturing benefits and the property allows for further expansion as needed,” said Phil Tuggle, SVP Building Wire, Southwire. “Copper wire will continue to be our largest building wire category, but the market is continually demanding value-engineered alternatives to copper. So not only will we get increased capacity, but we’ll do it with an extremely efficient footprint with room for future growth.” According to Southwire, as contractors search for ways to improve safety, increase productivity and reduce costs on the job site, they will look for more cost-effective material options and greater overall value from product solutions that help them add to their bottom line. www.southwire.com

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BUSINESS & MARKET REPORT November 10, 2014

Notebook Okonite Building New Manufacturing Facility in Rhode Island To meet the unprecedented growth in demand for Okonite CLX and nonarmored instrumentation, power and control cables, The Okonite Company, headquartered in Ramsey, NJ, USA, is currently constructing a new 330,640 ft2 facility in Cumberland, RI, USA. This new manufacturing facility will significantly increase The Okonite Company’s capacity for cables that are used in instrumentation, signal, power, control, telecommunications and specialty applications. The Ashton facility will continue to operate until the Cumberland site is fully in production. Once that occurs, the Ashton facility will become a key distribution center to further improve Okonite’s customer service responsiveness. Once construction is complete on the new Cumberland manufacturing facility in 2015, the company invites customers to come and tour the new state-of-the-art Okonite manufacturing site. Okonite also maintains manufacturing facilities in Orangeburg, SC, USA; Richmond, KY, USA; Santa Maria, CA, USA; and Paterson, NJ, USA. www.okonite.com

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Korea energizes HVDC superconductor cable Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), LS Cable System and AMSC, recently announced that a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) high-temperature superconductor (HTS) cable has been energized on Jeju Island’s smart grid demonstration site. The 500 m, 80 kV DC cable is powered by AMSC’s Amperium® HTS wire and installed in KEPCO’s electricity grid. HVDC HTS cables are power dense and have zero resistance, making them an ideal solution to moving large amounts of power underground and with a minimal footprint. Capable of conducting 150 times the amount of electricity that can be conducted by copper or aluminum devices of the same size, HVDC HTS cables also benefit from no electrical losses, making them a very good conductor of electricity.

Designs exist for future cables that AMSC anticipates will be capable of moving up to 10 GW of power within an 8 m right-of-way. A similar overhead circuit would require multiple extremely highvoltage circuits and around 120 m right-of-way. “We believe Korea is the earliest country in the world to adopt smart and clean energy such as smart grid, Energy Storage System (ESS) and micro grid. The energizing of the first direct-current, high-temperature superconductor cable in a real grid demonstrates KEPCO’s commitment to developing worldclass, leading-edge technologies,” said Hwan-Eik Cho, President and CEO, KEPCO. “We expect to continue to develop superconductor cable projects with the objective of being the foremost utility in superconductor-enabled solutions.” “With the energizing of the HVDC cable at Jeju Island, KEPCO and

David Kiddoo is New CEO/Director of IWCS, Inc. The International Wire & Cable Symposium, Inc. (IWCS, Inc.), Shrewsbury, PA, USA, has announced the appointment of David B. Kiddoo as its new CEO/Director, with effect from January 1, 2015. Kiddoo will take up the responsibilities of retiring incumbent CEO/Director, John T. Barteld. Kiddoo brings to IWCS, Inc. a solid background as a supplier to the wire and cable industry. Over 30 years of experience, primarily at DuPont and AlphaGary as well as very active participation in industry organizations make him the ideal candidate to carry on the work at IWCS. Kiddoo has served on the IWCS Symposium Committee and Board of Directors for over 20 years and remains an active leader of industry organizations such as the Communications Cable & Connectivity Association (CCCA), Building Industry Consulting Services International (BICSI), National Electrical Manufacturing Association (NEMA), Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), the Vinyl Institute (VI)

and the Flexible Vinyl Alliance (FVI). Barteld is retiring after ten years of service as the CEO/Director. During his term, the IWCS stabilized after the tumultuous times related to the high technology implosion of the late 1990s and the impact of the 9/11 crisis. In retirement, Barteld will continue his teaching activities at York College of Pennsylvania. The IWCS Conference™ remains the premier technology event for the wire and cable, and connectivity industries, with broad support from the industry and a viable annual Conference and Symposium.

The 63rd IWCS International Cable • Connectivity Symposium is scheduled for November 9 to 12, 2015, in Providence, RI, USA. www.iwcs.org

BUSINESS & MARKET REPORT LS Cable have taken another step forward in upgrading Korea’s electricity network and fulfilling KEPCO’s vision of securing a worldclass competitive edge through the development of green and smart technologies,” said Daniel P. McGahn, President and CEO of AMSC. Amperium wire is manufactured utilizing a proprietary process at AMSC’s headquarters located in Devens, MA, USA. www.amsc.com

Nexans: SuperGrid Institute to be funded by the French state The European Commission approved the aid of €86.6 million proposed by the French state as part of the future investment program to fund the Institut pour la Transition Energétique (ITE) “SuperGrid Institute”. After getting approval for the project in March 2012, the ITE SuperGrid Institute, headquartered in Villeurbanne near Lyon, France, was created in January 2014 by twelve shareholders from the electricity sector in France, which included companies and academic partners in the spirit of scientific collaboration. The mission of this Institute is part of a large research project on technologies for future transport networks and mass storage of electric power that will improve energy management and favor renewable energy integration. The research program conducted in the frame of the SuperGrid Institute gathers together partners with complementary expertise including the industrial companies Alstom, Nexans, RTE, EDF, Vettiner (Lyon), Ion Beam Services (Aix-enProvence), Novasic (Chambéry) and the public institutions Ecole Centrale Lyon, INSA Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Grenoble Institute of Technology, Supelec and the Université Paris Sud Orsay, together

with Laboratoire Ampère (Lyon), CREMHyG (Grenoble), Laboratoire de Génie Electrique de Grenoble and Laboratoire Signaux and Systems (Gif-sur-Yvette). The institute will have several testing platforms in France that will support five research programs on high-voltage AC and DC, and energy storage. The innovations and market opportunities will improve both the efficiency of power transmission over long distances, and contribute to the creation and management of electrical mesh networks integrating renewable energy. Additionally, the Institute will develop related activities in the areas of rail traction chains, hydraulic pumps and turbines and electric storage technologies. The Supergrid is a system for transmitting electricity that can deliver energy from renewable sources, partly located in the sea, on a large-scale basis to the centers where it is consumed. www.nexans.com

Optical Cable Corporation declares quarterly dividend Optical Cable Corporation (OCC), Roanoke, VA, USA, has announced the declaration of a regular quarterly cash dividend to the company’s shareholders. The OCC Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of US$0.02 per share on the company’s common stock, effective October 15, 2014. The dividend will be paid on or about November 14, 2014, to shareholders of record on October 29, 2014. This dividend implies an annual cash dividend of US$0.08 per common share. Optical Cable Corporation is a leading manufacturer of a broad range of fiber optic and copper data communication cabling and connectivity solutions primarily for

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Notebook Nexans’ Refitted Cable Ship Sets Sail with Longest Submarine Power Cable Paris, France-based Nexans has announced that its refitted cable ship has set sail from Norway loaded with the world’s longest three-core submarine power cable. The cable will create a new 100 MW power connection between Ibiza and Mallorca. At 119 km, it is the world’s longest three-phase XLPE submarine cable, weighing almost 7000 tons. To carry and install the cable, Nexans’ own cable ship, the C/S Nexans Skagerrak, has received a major refitting. REE, Red Eléctrica de España, which operates the Spanish power system and owns the power grid, ordered the €90 million cable link between Ibiza and Mallorca for the latest phase in a project to link the Balearic Islands to the mainland grid on the Iberian Peninsular. This will provide the islands with a more reliable, energy-efficient and lower emission power supply. The 119 km cable made and installed by Nexans features state-of-the-art XLPE insulation. It will set two world records—for the longest three-core highvoltage (132 kV) AC connection and the deepest at 800 m. www.nexans.com

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BUSINESS & MARKET REPORT November 10, 2014

Notebook LS Cable & System to Supply Bus Ducts for Project in Siberia LS Cable & System has recently signed a contract to supply Siemens US$4 million dollars worth of bus ducts for its Yamal Project in Siberia, Russia. Bus ducts are long rectangular assemblies used for transmitting electricity in high-rise buildings, apartments and factories that require large power capacity. For the exploration project for natural gas in the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia, US$200 billion dollars has been invested by the Russian gas company Novatek, the French refinery, Total S.A. and the China National Petroleum Corporation. Last year, Siemens won the right to supply electrical products and invited tenders for bus ducts. LS Cable & System was able to defeat other competitors from the USA and Europe to supply the bus ducts for two years starting in 2015. LS Cable & System was able to improve the performance of its bus ducts, allowing them to withstand temperatures as low as -55°C in order to sell them for projects in bitterly cold regions such as the Yamal Peninsula of Northwest Siberia. www.lscns.com

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Niehoff Endex Open House: Machinery, Technology, Partner Companies & Networking Opportunities Niehoff Endex North America (NENA) Tuesday afternoon, the visitors saw a welcomed some 55 visitors for its bien- rod breakdown line EDR15 equipped nial Open House event at its facility in with an AUD2000 rod payoff, and R501 Swedesboro, NJ, USA. The dayannealer, a EWC3.5 dancer and NIEHOFF ENDEX and-a-half event started on the the ECC42 continuous coiler. NorthofAmerica afternoon Tuesday, October Also shown were the D1001 7, 2014, with an Oktoberfest Double Twist Buncher, Vertical dinner and ended on Wednesday Braiders BMV16 and BMV124 and a Your Worldwide Partner afternoon halfProcessing day of Equipment valuable new process to strand multi-wire CopFor Nonafter FerrousaWire presentations. per Alloy CuMg0.2 for the automotive cable industry using the D631 double The 1Niehoff Open House helps Niehoff Mallard Court, Swedesboro, NJ 08085 USA customers and guests learn more about twist Buncher. The Ultra-Fine Wire Tel.: 856.467.4884 [email protected] line MKN101 with integrated the Fax: Niehoff organizations and meet 856.467.0584 www.Niehoff-USA.com the people that make the organization resistance annealer for precious metals work. The company strives to maintain was also displayed. a casual background during this event to Robert Wild began the Wednesday allow its guests to learn about the latest morning presentations with a welcome technologies while enjoying their visit. note to all attendees and Arnd KulacCustomers representing different North zewski, Niehoff’s Managing Director, America firms attended the event. Part- summarized the latest Niehoff Innovaners at the 2014 Open House included tions. Bernd Lohmueller presented, Klaus Eichelmann of Reber Systems “Manufacturing Solutions for Alternative “RESY”, Holger Jukereit of Schmidt Materials to Copper for Automotive Maschinenfabrik & Ralph Bürkle Wires.” And Troy Carr presented, “A New Era in Wire Drawing Lubricants.” (REDEX/Bühler Würz) and HFSAB. Also present, were suppliers to the Klaus Eichelmann delighted the audiindustry including John Downey and ence with, “The missing puzzle part Kevin Johnson of Fort Wayne Wire for an effective and productive drawing Die, Troy Carr and Justin Steiger- process!” And finally, Rolf Wurmbach wald of Bechem Lubricants, Michael presented, “Keep your Investment Safe Waterman of RTD Manufacturing and & Running: Beneficial Advice Maintaining Your Equipment.” Chris Hauer of Howar Equipment. www.niehoff-usa.com During a brief tour of the facility on

the enterprise market (or noncarrier market), offering an integrated suite of high-quality, warranted products that operate as system solutions or seamlessly integrate with other providers’ offerings. www.occfiber.com

RFS signs distribution agreement with Orbis in Finland Radio Frequency Systems GmbH (RFS), a global designer and manufacturer of cables and antenna systems, and Orbis Oy, a Finnish company, which trades products of fiber optic and RF technologies, have signed an agreement for the distribution of RFS products in Finland. As part

of the agreement, Orbis will sell the comprehensive product line of RFS. RFS products and solutions for wireless and broadcast infrastructures are ideally suited to meet the needs of telecom operators as well as vertical industry players which need data communication in their operations. Heiko Bonn, EMEA Channel Partner Manager at RFS, stated, “Orbis is considered as the leading distributor for RF equipment and accessories in Finland. We are glad, that we won with Orbis a new, deep link for our products to Finland.” “Orbis is focused on providing all necessary network components for Distributed Antenna Networks. Especially microwave link antennas,

BUSINESS & MARKET REPORT radiating cables and cable clamps from RFS are an important addition to our offering,” said Markku LinnaAro, CEO of Orbis. Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) is a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems, plus active and passive RF conditioning modules, providing total-package solutions for outdoor and indoor wireless infrastructure. RFS serves OEMs, distributors, system integrators, operators and installers in the broadcast, wireless communications, land-mobile and microwave market sectors. www.rfsworld.com

Change in share capital & new by-laws at Prysmian On October 29, 2014, Prysmian management stated that it hereby notifies the new composition of the paid-up share capital of Prysmian SpA, Milan, Italy, following the issue of shares under the company’s Shareholders’ Meeting resolution adopted on April 14, 2011, serving an incentive plan for Prysmian SpA and its subsidiaries’ employees, approved by the above-mentioned Shareholders’ Meeting. The company issued, from October 1 to 24, 2014, a total amount of 87,413 ordinary shares, fully paid-up. The application regarding the notice of change in share capital was filed with Milan Company Register on October 29, 2014. The company’s updated by-laws NIEHOFF ENDEX North America Your Worldwide Partner For Non Ferrous Wire Processing Equipment 1 Mallard Court, Swedesboro, NJ 08085 USA Tel.: 856.467.4884 [email protected] Fax: 856.467.0584 www.Niehoff-USA.com

have been available since October 31, 2014, on the company's website (listed below) in the Investor Relations/Corporate Governance/ Bylaws section, on Borsa Italiana’s website at www.borsaitaliana.it and in the mechanism for the central storage of regulated information “1Info” at www.1info.it. Prysmian Group is a world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry. With more than 130 years of experience, sales of €7 billion in 2013, about 19,000 employees across 50 countries and 91 plants, the Prysmian Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and offers the widest range of products, services, technologies and know-how. In the Energy sector, Prysmian Group operates in the business of underground and submarine power transmission cables and systems, special cables for applications in many different industrial sectors and medium and low-voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure industry. In the Telecom sector, the Group manufactures cables and accessories for the voice, video and data transmission industry, offering a complete range of optical fibers, optical and copper cables and connectivity systems. www.prysmiangroup.com

General Cable declares dividend On October 28, 2014, General Cable Corporation, Highland Heights, KY, USA, announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of US$0.18 per share on all of its outstanding common shares. The dividend is payable on November 28, 2014, to all common shareholders of record at the close of business on November 10, 2014.

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Notebook IWMA Moves to New Offices Near Birmingham Airport The International Wire & Machinery Association (IWMA), the world’s largest corporate trade association for the wire and cable industry, is moving to new offices at an office complex situated near Birmingham International Airport, in the UK. The move comes as part of the IWMA’s long-term expansion to develop its membership and grow internationally, and was passed at an Executive Board meeting in September.

The IWMA is currently based in the same building as Intras Ltd., and it will move over the next few months. Steven Rika, Chairman of the association, said, “This is both an exciting and challenging time for the IWMA, but one which we are very much looking forward to. It is an ideal opportunity for us to grow and we are relishing the challenge. I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Intras for the help and assistance we have had over four decades in building the IWMA into what it is today.” www.iwma.org

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Notebook LEONI Develops New Charging Cable Concept LEONI AG, Nürmberg, Germany, has developed a new charging cable concept involving a statusindicating light function. Not only does the new cable make charging easier for the user, it also provides greater safety. The iEVC, which features enhanced functions, visibly tracks the progress of charging a vehicle with color change in the cable jacket. By having this illumination unit integrated along the charging cable, the driver can see the charge status of his or her electric car or plugin hybrid even from a greater distance and without the need to use any additional devices.

Furthermore, optical signals provide such additional information as a trouble-free connection or malfunction. The consistent illumination of the cable across its entire length also averts the threat of tripping over the cable in dark or poorly lit areas. The cable can display any color and is continuously dimmable. www.leoni.com

Lapp Group Inaugurates Production Plant in South America: Cabos Lapp Brasil Stuttgart, Germany-based Lapp Group is heading for growth. The company recently opened its first production plant in South America, which will join plants already operating in Europe, North America and Asia. Investments have also been made in new, expanded sales subsidiaries in Poland and Russia. Overall, the family company is increasing its presence in key growth markets. Investing in a new plant in South America has major strategic significance for the Lapp Group. It is located in the booming industrial region of Camaçari in the Brazilian state of Bahia, on the largest industrial park in South America. With around 200 million inhabitants, Brazil is the biggest economic power in Latin America and therefore a very important market for the Lapp Group. “Thanks to our new production plant, we are closer to our clients and are able to supply them with our branded products more quickly. The first major contracts show that we have made the right decision”, said Siegbert E. Lapp, Member of the Board of Lapp Holding AG at the inauguration ceremony, which was attended by the Lapp family and around 200 invited guests. The Cabos Lapp Brasil plant com-

General Cable, a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial and communications markets. For additional information about General Cable visit the company’s website listed below. www.generalcable.com

General Cable Americas CEO receives award

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In early October 2014, Affiliated Distributors (AD) held its North American Electrical Supply Division Meeting in Chicago, IL, USA, and honored its Member Distributors and Supplier Partners during

prises a production area of 6200 m2 and is expected to expand to a total of 10,000 m2 in the near future. An administration building of 750 m2 will also be added. Around 40 people are currently employed in the new production plant and the number will double by the end of the year. In the medium term, the number of jobs will be increased to 180. Total investment amounts to 18 million euros. A distribution center, which currently employs 41 people, has also been based in Osasco near Sao Paulo for over ten years. www.lappkabel.com

Andreas Lapp, Mayor of Camaçari Ademar Delgado, Secretary of Industry, trade and mining James Correia and Siegbert Lapp (from left) inaugurated The Lapp Group's first plant in South America at Camaçari in Brazil.

the Spirit of Independence Awards Banquet. General Cable, Highland Heights, KY, USA, was in attendance for both the meeting and banquet, where the theme was “Be Inspired”, and which included over 1000 attendees with representatives from over 290 companies throughout the USA, Canada and Mexico. The banquet’s keynote speaker was Bill Weisberg, Affiliated Distributor’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer,

BUSINESS & MARKET REPORT November 10, 2014

Sales & Net Income Table Company Amphenol Anixter Carlisle Companies Corning Delphi Automotive Encore Wire Corporation General Cable TE Connectivity

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1359 1667 904 2649 4100 297 1472 3575

+18 +7 +13 +26 +3 -4.1 -5.5 +4.1

182 53 87 5687 3052 11 -124 663

+13 -2 +14 +17 +13 -20 NA +71

Latest Quarterly Sales & Net Income is shown in US$ millions, except where noted with an *, which are shown in Euros. %∆ is relative to 2013 quarterly data.

who talked about AD market leaders who have inspired him and shared stories about his AD heroes. During the banquet, several companies received coveted AD member and supplier partner awards. Greg Lampert, President & Chief Executive Officer of General Cable Americas, accepted the Supplier of the Year for Leadership award, which was presented to him by David Kinsella, Vice President of Supplier Relations, U.S. Electrical Division, Affiliated Distributors. www.GeneralCable.com

Prysmian Group Turkey celebrates 50th anniversary Prysmian Group Turkey is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Mudanya cable factory was first opened in 1964 under the ownership of Siemens. It was later acquired by Pirelli SpA in 1999 and renamed Prysmian after the spin-off on July 28, 2005. The anniversary has been celebrated with a series of initiatives

throughout 2014 including the first ever open day for employees and their families, customer events, special POS material distributed across the country, special commemorative gifts for all top customers and opinion leaders and a number of important written and video interviews with Hans Hoegstedt, Prysmian Group Turkey’s CEO. The main event was the “Factory Open Day”, held at the Mudanya plant on September 7, 2014. Over 2400 people attended, including employees/families and Hoegstedt, Prysmian Group Turkey’s CEO and Halil Kongur, Prysmian Group Turkey Factory Director. www.prysmiangroup.com

Delphi declares quarterly dividend Delphi Automotive PLC, Gillingham, England, has declared a quarterly cash dividend of US$0.25 per ordinary share, payable on November 26, 2014, to shareholders of record on November 12, 2014. www.delphi.com

Notebook Alpha Wire Donates Cable to California Science Exhibit In preparation for the Endeavour Space Shuttle vertical launch display at the California Science Center, Alpha Wire, Elizabeth, NJ, USA, has donated 300 V XtraGuard 1 high-performance cable to the Endeavour exhibit. The cable will be used to illuminate the payload bay doors that are equipped with customized environmentally friendly LED lights. www.alphawire.com

New Railway Market Cables HUBER+SUHNER of Switzerland, offers its latest generation of RADOX® EN 50306 300V and RADOX TENUIS-TW 600V cable families with new electron-beam crosslinked insulation materials. The firm is responding to current market demands in the development and production of cables for the railway market. These lightweight, thin-walled cables are especially stable under extreme loads. Today, there is between 40 and 80 km of cable installed per 100 m length of train. This makes use of space and weight of cabling critical factors. HUBER+SUHNER’s new generation of cable families is a direct response to this market demand. www.hubersuhner.com

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EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES Records Set at wire China

Wire & Cable India 2014 and the concurrent fairs, Tube India International 2014 and Metallurgy India 2014, were opened by the organizers, Messe Düsseldorf India and Messe Düsseldorf GmbH on October 28, 2014, at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Center, Mumbai, India. The industry partners supporting the fairs, the International Wire and Cable Exhibitors Association (IWCEA), the International Wire & Machinery Association (IWMA), the Italian Wire Machinery Manufacturers Association (ACIMAF), the Wire and Cable Industry Suppliers Association ® (WCISA®), the Steel Wire Manufacturers Association of India (SWMAI) and the International Tube Association (ITA) joined together for the opening of the show. At Wire & Cable India 2014 , 388 exhibitors from 25 countries participated on an exhibition space of some 18,000 m2. www.wire-india.com

The recent staging of wire China 2014 and Tube China 2014 in Shanghai, closed to record results. A total of 1461 exhibitors presented the latest technology, machinery and products from the wire, cable and tube processing industries to more than 38,000 visitors. With strong Chinese participation and many international exhibitors, both shows had country group exhibits from Austria, France, Germany, Italy and USA. International visitors were interested in the products and were prepared to buy. The organizers, Messe Düsseldorf, Messe Düsseldorf China and local partners, Metallurgical Council of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (MC-CCPIT) and Shanghai Electric Cable Research Institute (SECRI), were pleased with the positive feedback of the participants. The next wire China and Tube China will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), September 26 to 29, 2016.

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Shanghai HOSN Exhibit Report

wire Russia 2015 will be held May 12 to 15, 2015, at the Krasnaya Presnya Expocentre fairgrounds in Moscow, Russia. This future-oriented trade fair provides a platform for innovative manufacturers, complex technology and decision-makers for good contacts and solid business in the Russian market. In 2013, around 84% of visitors came from top and middle management and 89% were professional visitors. This means valuable business contacts to maintain and establish market shares in Russia and neighboring regions. Some 87% of exhibitors and 96% of visitors said they’d recommend wire Russia 2015 to other firms and colleagues. www.wire-russia.com

www.wirechina.net The latest edition of wire China featured industry leaders from around the globe presenting a great opportunity for advancement of the field. Of significant impact at the show was Shanghai HOSN Machinery Inc., considered a pioneer in the Chinese market. This was evident by the scale of its booth—380 m2 of exhibition space. The company showcased the latest technical innovations and impressed visitors with its visual presentations. With corporate synergy at its core, HOSN was primed to leverage its strengths to create prosperous business relationships. Look for HOSN at the 2016 exhibition. It too promises to be a spectacle. www.hosnglobe.com

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EVENTS November 9 – 12, 2014 International Cable · Connectivity Symposium organized by the International Wire & Cable Symposium, Inc. (IWCS, Inc.), Providence, RI, USA www.iwcs.org December 2 – 4, 2014 Advanced Cable Asia 2014 Shanghai, China www.integer-research.com February 2 – 3, 2015 Advanced Cable Middle East 2015 Abu Dhabi www.integer-research.com February 18 – 20, 2015 WHMA 2015 Wire Harness Conference Las Vegas, NV, USA www.whma.org March 3 – 5, 2015 CABLES 2015, Cologne, Germany www.amipastics.com April 27 – 30, 2015 2nd Global Continuous Casting Forum Atlanta, GA, USA www.wirenet.org April 28 – 30, 2015 Interwire 2015, Atlanta, GA, USA www.wirenet.org May 12 – 15, 2015 wire Russia 2015, Moscow, Russia www.wire-russia.com June 9 – 12, 2015 Wire & Cablke Guangzhou 2015 Guangzhou, China www.wire-cable-china.com October 4 – 9, 2015 International Cable · Connectivity Symposium organized by the International Wire & Cable Symposium, Inc. (IWCS, Inc.), Providence, RI, USA www.iwcs.org October 6 – 8, 2015 wire South America, São Paulo, Brazil www.wire-south-america.com www.mdna.com April 4 – 8, 2016 wire 2016, Düsseldorf, Germany www.mdna.com / www.wire.de

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