Megatrends - their impact on the wire and cable industry

PUBLISHED: 26 Sep 12

The most recent issue of power & trends, the customer newspaper of the leading wire and cable machinery manufacturer Maschinenfabrik Niehoff, is now on the desk. The feature article looks at some of the megatrends associated with the shift in business away from Europe and North America towards China, India and South East Asia and their impact on the wire and cable industry.

Niehoff has been involved in Asian markets for decades through its own subsidiaries and is continually strengthening its presence. Recent examples include the opening of a factory for Niehoff Machinery Changzhou Co. Ltd. (NMC) and the expansion of the new Niehoff of India (NoI) factory. Details of all these developments and of the Niehoff exhibits on show at the wire China 2012 and the Wire & Cable India 2012 trade fairs are featured in the China and India articles in this issue.

The interview in this issue is with Mr. Li Jiating, President and Director General of the Shandong Xinhui Copper Co. Ltd., who talks about the company’s success in the market and the opportunities in China for wire and cable manufacturers, while in the company profile, power & trends introduces the readers to Chinese wire and cable manufacturer Guangdong Huasheng Electrical Appliances Co. Ltd.

In a technical contribution the energy saving "ECO Bow" rotor bow for bunching machines, new contact sleeves (tubes) and the NAC annealing voltage regulator for continuous annealers, newly developed machine components from Niehoff, are described which help cable makers reduce operational costs. News in brief conclude the information offer of this issue.

power & trends is providing Niehoff customers and friends twice a year with a wide range of ideas on how to improve the competitiveness of their businesses. The customer newspaper regularly published in Englisch and German with summaries in Chinese and Russian can be obtained from Niehoff headquarters in Germany or any Niehoff subsidiary and service office all over the world. It is also available at the Niehoff website:

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