Innovation is, and always will be, the cornerstone of our business
Our established expertise and vast research efforts have allowed us to deliver not only key technologies and superior performance to our customers, but also to continue to shape the future of the industry itself. We are able to enhance projects today by proposing new solutions that improve upon previously available technology and drive performance for tomorrow.
P-Laser 600 kV HVDC system, the most powerful cable solution for power transmission grids that allows a cost reduction of up to 30% per transmitted MW.
The 66 kV cable system, enabling up to 15% cost reduction for offshore wind farms.
The innovative hybrid cabling system, able to bring power and ultra-broadband voice and data connection into homes.
The development of a new range of bend-resistant BendBrightXS optical fibres.
The enlargement of the product range for Flextube up to a capacity of 2,112 fibres – the highest fibre-count cable to date.
New Prysmian Electronics products to revolutionise condition assessment and asset management, including Pry-Cam Portable, Pry-Cam Grids, Pry-Cam DLog and Pry-Cam Wings. All enhanced by access to Pry-Cam Cloud.
«Thanks to the merger, we now have a comprehensive suite of materials, products and process wire and cable know-how. As the industry leader, we have the responsibility to shape the industry with innovations that will deliver on future energy and communication needs of our communities»
SENIOR VP AND CHIEF R&D OFFICER PRYSMIAN GROUP
Our DTC methodology
Prysmian and General Cable both have a very rich history of successful development and commercialization of flagship products and well recognized brands in the wire and cable industry. The combined company now has the broadest product portfolio in this space to service customers in any part of the world. We worked on several ground-breaking product innovations in 2018. This section highlights those that are most significant from the point of view of sustainability.
We have continued to focus on new solutions to optimize costs via the Design to Cost (DTC) program, using better materials, efficient processes and innovative designs. This program achieved cost savings totaling more than EUR 18 million in 2018 through more than 1,000 projects in our manufacturing plants. These projects deliver improve productivity and lower materials consumption resulting in a lower environmental impact from our products.