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Annual results 2014: HUBER+SUHNER reports further growth and increased earnings

Double-digit growth in order intake – organic growth in net sales in the target area – sharp rise in net income – still rock-solid balance sheet – successful acquisition of Cube Optics.

In 2014, HUBER+SUHNER achieved a 4 % increase in net sales and a significant increase of over 12 % in order intake. Organic growth, i.e., adjusted for exchange rates, copper prices and the acquisition of Cube Optics AG, was actually higher at 4.9 %. The operating profit grew by more than 30 % to CHF 69 million. The EBIT margin of 9.2 % thus exceeded the target range of 6-9 %. The rise in net income (CHF 59.2 million) was even more striking, soaring to an increase of over 80 % on the previous year. With the acquisition of Cube Optics in Mainz, HUBER+SUHNER also further expanded its successful position in Fiber Optics. Read more…

HUBER+SUHNER shines the spotlight on the future of high density fiber in data centers at Data Centre World

HUBER+SUHNER showcases new MTP connectors, cables and fiber management solutions for rocketing data rates and highlights the need to mitigate human error in high gig data center environments

Global connectivity supplier HUBER+SUHNER is rocking the world of data centre connectivity with its high performance “fast, flexible and future-proofed” cables and connectors designed for high gig data rates. The company will use this week’s Data Centre World event to showcase its optical cabling solutions for a range of applications including 12- and 24-fiber MPO connectivity for 40G and 100G data rates. Also on display will be HUBER+SUHNER’s range of fiber management and containment solutions for the data center. In addition HUBER+SUHNER’s Data Center Market Manager, Phil Ward, will give presentations on the future of data center connectivity and the importance of mitigating human error in data centers. Read more…

IPEMU Prototype completes six-week passenger trials in the UK

Network Rail and Bombardier Transportation have just completed testing Britain’s first battery-powered passenger train. Till mid-February the train was running in passenger service in Essex. The carriages are fitted with HUBER+SUHNER harnesses for power transmission.

The aim of the IPEMU (Independently Powered Electrical Multiple Units) project, funded by Network Rail and Future Railway, was to develop a prototype electric train fitted with battery technology capable of powering the train without drawing electricity from overhead lines. If successful, the technology could replace diesel stock on branch lines where electrification works would not be cost-effective. Read more…

Fit and Forget solution thanks to HUBER+SUHNER products in the ISIS particle accelerator

For decades, man has sought to discover what holds the world together at its innermost core. To discover the answers, more than 2,000 scientists use the powerful ISIS particle accelerator for fundamental and applied research every year. The system is continuously being expanded and renewed. HUBER+SUHNER has already supplied kilometres of power cable.

ISIS is a public facility operated by the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) in the UK and one of the world’s leading scientific research centres. ISIS generates subatomic particles and is available to a large number of scientists for research purposes. Read more…

HUBER+SUHNER Centers Its FTTH Council Europe Presence Around Its ‘Fiber to our Kids’ Concept

Global connectivity supplier HUBER+SUHNER is to focus on connecting the next generation with its ‘Fiber to Our Kids’ theme at the FTTH Conference in Warsaw, Poland, from 11-12 February. A broad portfolio of high end fiber management solutions, high quality fiber optical components and carrier grade transport solutions will be on display during the event and Dr Martin Strasser, HUBER+SUHNER’s product unit manager for Fiber Management Systems, will present the ‘Fiber to Our Kids’ concept in his presentation during the conference stream: “Deploy FTTH and Save Money” on 11 February.

As the demand for bandwidth in homes continues to grow exponentially, network operators increasingly face challenges in meeting the explosion of in-home demand. Read more…

First success following new approval for the Russian railway market

Over the next three years, HUBER+SUHNER will supply RADOX® cables for the series production of 54 carriages for new metro trains in a major Russian city. This is the first major order for HUBER+SUHNER from the Russian railway market based on the new approval.

The new trains were manufactured in a joint venture between Russian and Czech mechanical engineering companies. They consume 30 per cent less energy whilst also providing more comfort for passengers. HUBER+SUHNER advised both companies on technical matters and supplied the cables for testing. Following the successful completion of these tests, HUBER+SUHNER has now been appointed as the cable supplier for the production of all the new metro trains. Read more…

HUBER+SUHNER Significantly Increases Sales and Order Intake

HUBER+SUHNER increased its net sales in the 2014 financial year by 4% to CHF 749 million. In organic growth terms (in local currency, without copper effect and portfolio effect neutralised) this actually represents an increase of 4.9%. Developments in order intake were even more dynamic, with a rise of over 12% to CHF 768 million. Read more…

General Motors issues official approval for HUBER+SUHNER cable families

The RADOX® 155S FLR (cross-sections 0.35 mm2 – 6 mm2) and RADOX 155 (cross-sections 8 mm2 – 120 mm2) from HUBER+SUHNER have been approved for use in General Motors (GM) vehicles with immediate effect. The cables can be used as battery connections and to supply power to peripherals such as the air-conditioning or parking systems. The RADOX® 155S FLR is already installed in some GM vehicles as the control cable for the direct fuel injection system.

The approval removes the need for the extensive release process for Tier 2 or Tier 1 as the cables can now be used without further verification. As a result, it will be easier for HUBER+SUHNER to be considered as a supplier for new vehicle models in the future. Read more…

HUBER+SUHNER: Excellent result in IRIS certification

The Low Frequency division, which supplies the global railway market in the transportation field, is required to achieve certification as per the regulatory requirements of the railway industry (IRIS). In this year’s IRIS audit, the Low frequency division achieved an excellent result of 71 per cent.

The International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) is a set of rules drawn up by UNIFE (Union des Industries Ferroviaires Européennes) in cooperation with leading manufacturers of railway systems which covers the internationally recognised requirements for quality management systems of railway manufacturers and suppliers. IRIS is based on ISO 9001, but contains additional, railway-specific requirements. Read more…

HUBER+SUHNER receives key supplier award from Hitachi Rail Europe

Hitachi Rail Europe recognises HUBER+SUHNER’s contribution to the prestigious Intercity Express Programme (IEP), bringing new Class 800/801 trains to major UK rail routes

Europe with a key supplier award for its contribution to the prestigious Intercity Express programme (IEP). This is bringing new Class 800/801 trains to two of the UK’s major rail routes. HUBER+SUHNER is supplying a range of RADOX® cables and SENCITY® Rail antennas for use in the train control and safety systems. Read more…

HUBER+SUHNER receives approval for FORD vehicles

HUBER+SUHNER has been officially approved as the cable supplier for FORD vehicles with immediate effect.

RADOX® 155S FLR (for 0.35 mm2 – 6 mm2 cross-sections) and RADOX® 155 (for 8 mm2 – 25 mm2 cross-sections) have been officially approved by the American group. The cables from these RADOX® product families are already been fitted in various Ford vehicles. They have now been officially listed. This official approval will help the company’s current and new customers to use the products in all Ford models around the world without any additional cable verification. Read more…

Successful landing on comet surface

On 12 November 2014, Rosetta, a space probe from the European Space Agency, successfully deployed the Philae lander on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. This is the first time in the history of comet research that a landing has been made on a comet’s surface. HUBER+SUHNER supplied various cable assemblies for this space probe and its lander. Read more…

HUBER+SUHNER: RADOX cables in an electric excavator

HUBER+SUHNER’s Automotive unit has once again sponsored ETH Zurich. During the “Electric Excavator” project, students at the university converted a 15-tonne excavator. The aim was to drive the excavator electrically, rather than using diesel power. The Automotive unit donated various RADOX cables and RACS connection systems for all of the connections in the excavator’s engine compartment. During the course of the project, the students installed shielded RADOX battery cables, shielded multi-conductor RADOX cables and RADOX 155SFLR. Read more…

Electric racing car with cables from HUBER+SUHNER breaks world record

On 3 November 2014, the AMZ Racing Team from ETH Zurich and Luzern University broke the world record for the fastest 0-100 km/h acceleration of an electric vehicle with its “grimsel” electric racing car. HUBER+SUHNER sponsored all the cables required in the latest electric racing car.

In its very first run, the AMZ Racing Team broke the existing record of 2.134 seconds with its electric racing car. In the course of the day, the team increased its performance achieving an official best time of 1.785 seconds. Read more…

HUBER+SUHNER with significant increase in order intake and improved profitability

The first six months of 2014 showed positive momentum for HUBER+SUHNER. Net sales at CHF 366.8 million were, as expected, 5.4% lower compared to 2013. In organic terms, before taking currency and copper effects into consideration, sales were almost at the same level (-0.7%) as in the previous year. At the same time, order intake (+16% on CHF 408.9 million) picked up significantly, primarily in Fiber Optics as well as in Radio Frequency. EBIT increased to CHF 33.8 million (+14.9%). Profitability grew markedly in the first half-year with an EBIT margin of 9.2% surpassing the medium-term target range. Read more…

Huber+Suhner AG: RF – Products for Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)

HUBER+SUHNER runs an extensive range of RF products for in-building DAS solutions. For the first time, all of these products were combined in a catalogue.

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