Nexans partners with Schneider Electric on a digital transformation program to realize plant operations 4.0 and amplify sustainability. Nexans has partnered with Schneider Electric on a joint program to take its digital journey to the next level. The goal is to accelerate Nexans’ transformation into a company driven by clear, rich, and actionable data as the basis for improving business performance, safety, and resilience. Digitizing its plants will improve production line efficiency, enable predictive maintenance and reduce carbon emissions. It will also contribute to the group’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. Customers of Nexans cable products and services will experience the benefits of the program through improved product availability. Nexans decided to collaborate with Schneider Electric after witnessing the successful implementation of its digital transformation program across more than 115 locations around the world. Implementing the philosophy of “Think Big. Act Small. Expand Accelerated.” Impressive results. This includes reducing maintenance time by up to 80 percent through implementing predictive maintenance solutions as well as reducing energy costs by 15 percent. “Nexans have already embraced digitalization in many areas of our business using 3D printing, big data, and virtual reality. Now, it is time to take our digital journey to the next level so that the benefits can be realized through all industrial assets around the world,” says Christopher Guerrin. CEO of Nexans. “The partnership with Schneider Electric will allow us to rapidly advance in industry 4.0 opportunities, leveraging their global footprint and technology to deploy solutions across all of our sites and accelerate our carbon neutrality.” “Schneider Electric supports the transition to a more electric and digital world that would meet the challenges of the climate crisis,” says Christel Heidemann, executive vice president of French operations, Schneider Electric. “We are honored to be the digital partner of Nexans for its operational efficiency and sustainability. Thanks to our EcoStruxure platform, we will enable Nexans to make data-driven decisions to increase business performance and advance its carbon-neutral journey. ”Today’s industrial innovation is driven by powerful software and data analytics that increase productivity and sustainability. Focused insights to understand process and operational data and uniquely enable cross-functional sharing, live monitoring and application data sharing. This leads to faster improvements in operational performance, improved quality control, reduced energy and raw material usage, improved maintenance and increased profitability. Nexans began collaborating with Schneider in October 2020 with local diagnostics for two pilot plants in Europe. Focused on monitoring energy use and condition-based predictive maintenance. The aim was to identify improvement initiatives that would achieve a return on investment in less than three years. Globally, the pilot program also reviewed current IT And Nexans’ operational technology to create the best systems for their future deployment The stations were diagnosed to create a long-term plan to take digital transformation to a number of major Nexans locations around the world. For more information, visit the Nexans website.