A story of constant innovation
Our journey has been a story of constant innovation in developing the cable solutions that are the backbone of our modern world. From the twinkling of the first light bulbs to the high-voltage megawatts created by renewable energy, NKT has been 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. This drive has resulted in many world firsts for NKT, making the company a globally respected name.
We go back to 1891 when ship-owner H. P. Prior saw the potential in making high quality wire for power distribution and for the new-fangled 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
H.P. Prior was part of the band of 19th Century entrepreneurs and industrialists who paved the way towards the degree of comfort and convenience demanded by modern life in a world running on electrical 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 14 countries and manufacturing facilities in Germany, Sweden, Poland, Czech Republic, Norway and Denmark, NKT is a world-leader in cable technology contributing to the digital age of the fourth industrial revolution and the global transition to renewable energy.
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