By Anthony Capkun
October 3, 2014 – Nexans North America is investing $15 million into expanding its Low Voltage facility in Fergus, Ont., saying this will add capacity and enable the company “to better service our customers needs”.
“We are focused on improving our turnaround time, order fill rate as well as the other value-added services we offer, such as parallel reels, pulling eyes and custom-cutting lengths,” said Dave Hawker, vice-president and general manager, Energy Division, North America.
As part of the expansion, Nexans divested its Milton, Ont., distribution facility; expanding Fergus allows the company to streamline its logistics. In addition, Nexans says it is “making significant investments into new equipment to increase our capacity in the manufacturing of low-voltage residential, commercial and industrial cables”.
“In addition, we are fortunate to have strong relationships with distributors in the North American market and, as the demand for our products continues to grow, we need to invest in new equipment to have the capacity to respond to this demand,” said Hawker.
The expanded area will be 140,000 sf with several upgrades to the facility’s logistical technology and manufacturing processes.