PD Ports has welcomed the decision by a major supplier to the offshore energy sector to more than double its facility at Hartlepool dock. This news comes as JDR Cable Systems is backed by UK Government funding to help continue its groundbreaking work in wind farm development.
Thursday, Jul 29, 2010
Alpha Wire’s market-specific product solution set targets military applications with military-grade cable and wire, made of premium compounds under the tightest manufacturing standards, to provide maximum reliability in the most unforgiving surroundings. Supporting applications such as tactical communications equipment, advanced radar units, automated weapons control systems, and ground combat vehicles, Alpha Wire is proven throughout the industry.
· Sales at constant metal prices(1): 2.1 billion euros, down 5.3% in organic terms
· Net upturn in sales in the second quarter: 12%(2) higher than the first quarter
· Operating margin as a percentage of sales(3) at 4%, in line with expectations
· Expected increase in sales and operating margin for the second half of the year. Full year operating margin as a percentage of sales expected around 4.5% with possible upside
■Developed composite cable for offshore engineering, succeeds in commercialization
■Prepares foundation for entering global market estimated to be KRW 2.5 trillion
Continue reading LS Cable develops umbilical cable for the first time in Korea
Leoni AG of Nuremberg has raised its forecast for fiscal 2010. The Company now expects to generate sales of between EUR 2.6 and 2.7 billion and thus to achieve a year-on-year increase of between 20 and 25 percent. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) are now put at about EUR 100 million. Leoni previously projected a sales rise of about 10 percent to EUR 2.4 billion with EBIT of at least EUR 50 million.
Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, has completed successfully the test of the world’s first HVDC high temperature superconductor (HTS) power transmission cable designed for 200 kV. This result constitutes an important step in demonstrating the capability of underground HVDC HTS cables to transfer bulk power at the gigawatt levels required by proposed supergrid projects such as the Tres Amigas renewable energy market hub in the US.
Why the interest in Lean?
Lean—often referred to as Lean Manufacturing—while applicable within the four walls of a plant, is also a powerful philosophy that can be applied across many other areas within an organization. General Cable has trained many associates in Lean and has successfully supplied them with the necessary toolset, which they apply across functions to develop and optimize a supply chain that is low-cost, flexible and customer-focused.
Continue reading Interview with Karl Zimmer, Vice President of Supply Chain & Sourcing, North America, for General Cable