LEONI turning 100

The story of development from Franconian wire workshop to a cable systems specialist operating globally

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In the course of the industrial upswing in the 19th century, a flourishing Lyonese industry developed in Central Franconia. With the appearance of electrical engineering by 1900, main focus was placed on producing electric cables. © LEONI AG

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Company foundation through merger

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Start of the automotive business in the 1950s

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Steady internationalisation – since 1977

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In 1993, Leoni established its first Chinese subsidiary as a Joint Venture with the local company EPAN. Production started in this building in Changzhou. © LEONI AG

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Business in Middle Kingdom is booming. LEONI has several sites at command in China at this point, including a total of 6,000 permanent employers and 2,000 leased personnel. © LEONI AG

Innovation as driver of progress

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Transformation and new technologies as opportunity

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FLUY (left) is not only a space saving technology, but also lowers the weight of the individual cable by 7%. The first serial use is scheduled for 2017 for a premium brand car. © LEONI AG

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