Superior Essex

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Superior Essex
IndustryElectrical cable
FoundedApril 1999[1]

1930[1] (Essex Wire Corporation)
1954[1] (Superior Cable)
HeadquartersAtlanta, United States
Key people
Brian Kim (CEO)
ProductsMagnet Wire, Communication Cables
Revenue$2.99 billion (2007)[2]
Number of employees
ParentLS I&D

Superior Essex is a global player in the wire and cable industry.[3] Superior Essex has its headquarters in Atlanta, United States and specializes in communications cable and magnet wire manufacturing and distribution. It operates 17[4] facilities spread over the United States, Europe and China. Superior Essex is part of the Korean LS Group since 2008[5][6] and a subsidiary of LS I&D.


Superior Essex was formed by a merger of Essex Wire Corporation and Superior Cable in April 1999.[1] Essex Wire Corporation was founded in 1930[1] and was an original equipment manufacturer. It operated 44 plants[1] in North America by 1965[1] and had sales of $355 million.[1] Superior Cable came into existence in 1954[1] and had sales passing $500 million[1] in 1997. In 2008, the Korean LS Group acquired Superior Essex for roughly $900 million[6] to extend its reach into the North American and European market.



United States[edit]








United Kingdom[edit]

  • Huyton Quarry[7]
  • Yorkshire





  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Company History". Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  2. ^ "Superior Essex Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter 2007 Results". Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  3. ^ a b Archived from the original on July 2, 2011. Retrieved August 31, 2012. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ a b "Superior Essex Corporate Brochure" (PDF).
  5. ^ "LS Cable Announces Commencement of US$45.00 Per Share Cash Tender Offer for Superior Essex 01.07.2008 | Nachricht". Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  6. ^ a b "UPDATE 1-LS Cable buys Superior Essex for $900 million". Reuters. 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Superior Essex Manufacturing Facilities". Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  8. ^ "Superior Essex - Communications Products". Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  9. ^ "Opening ceremony of the Essex Furukawa Magnet Wire Europe facility in Bad Arolsen, Germany | Essex". Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  10. ^ "South Korea's Essex to start building plant in Zrenjanin in March – Plan to employ 200 workers". Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  11. ^ "Essex Group, Inc.'s Magnet Wire Division Expands to Eastern Europe with Plans for a New Greenfield Facility | Essex". Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  12. ^ "Essex Group, Inc.'s Magnet Wire Division Acquires Malaysia Magnet Wire Facility". Retrieved 2018-03-01.

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