Our journey has been a story of constant innovation in developing the cable solutions that are the backbone of our modern world. NKT is a trusted partner creating the vital links powering the world.
Advancing technology has demanded higher specifications and performance from the cables and wires that make the connections. The growing needs for power, have been considerable, but they have been met through an unceasing commitment to development.
Connecting the world since 1891
We go back to 1891 when engineer H. P. Prior saw the potential in making high quality wire for power distribution and for the newly invented telephone. He founded NKT during the second industrial revolution where coal and gas were giving way to electricity as the source of domestic and industrial power. Within seven years of establishment the company had grown and was listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange as Nordiske Kabel og Traadfabriker, NKT.
Today, with locations in more than 16 countries and manufacturing facilities in Germany, Sweden, Poland, UK, Czech Republic, Norway and Denmark, NKT is a world-leader in cable technology contributing to the fourth industrial revolution and the global transition to renewable energy.