In October 2005, Superior Essex and Nexans completed the formation of Essex Nexans Europe S.A.S. Essex Nexans, a corporate joint venture, combined Superior Essex's U.K. winding wire business with Nexans' European winding wire and enamel businesses. In June 2007, Superior Essex completed the acquisition from Nexans of the remaining 40 percent equity interest in Essex Nexans. With the completion of the transaction, Superior Essex now owns 100% of the equity of Essex Nexans, the largest European magnet wire manufacturer. Today, our brand in Europe is known simply as Essex.
Headquartered in France, Essex benefits from a large presence across Europe both from its manufacturing facilities and from its sales network.
Our winding wire manufacturing locations include two plants in Germany, two in Italy, one plant in Portugal and one plant in the UK. As well, we operate one enamel plant in France.
Additional information on our locations.
Our Products and Technologies
Building on the strong heritage of the Superior Essex winding wire businesses, we offer a combined reputation of product quality, innovation, quick response and outstanding customer service.
Dedicated to providing winding wire solutions for our customers, we believe we offer the broadest product offering in the European market.
Our product portfolio encompasses:
We provide innovative products made possible by our strong competencies in research and development including:
- Round copper enamelled wires
- Fine, ultra-fine and Litz wires
- Solderable and high temperature wires
- Self-bonding wires
- Flat enamelled wires
- Covered Wires
- Continuously Transposed Cables (CTC)
- Patents in CTC, self-bonding and self-lubricated products
- Production of varnishes in one of the most modern plants in Europe
- Development of our own enamelling machines
Our broad product range requires expertise in development, production, sales, logistics and customer support. At Essex, our multi-functional teams are driven by autonomy, innovation and flexibility. Moreover, our staff is dedicated to supporting the entire European continent, and it aims at servicing our customers on a multicultural and multilingual basis from our central customer service center where eight languages are spoken.