The company Lacroix+Kress is an Oxygen-free copper-wire producer.
Lacroix + Kress is a high-quality oxygen-free copper-wire producer with two manufacturing plants based in Bramsche and Neunburg, Germany.
The company is the single largest capacity of OF-Cu production installed in Europe with a Dip Forming Rod Mill Capacity of 68k tons per year and a large plating capacity for Nickel, tin, and silver plating.
The plants in Neunburg and Bramsche are serving European customers with a wide variety of specialty wires. The main end markets addressed are wire-copper manufacturers and automotive industry.
After a short term realignment process the focus will be on future growth.
Transformation will be conducted over the several functions of the company especially product mix optimization, increase in overall efficiency and cost reduction in supply chain. Investments will be needed to reduce energy consumption and therefore move in a direction of improving the company’s environmental footprint.
Lacroix + Kress will capitalize on; its long standing positioning in Germany and Europe for specialty wire provision, enabling the company to benefit from a balanced client base composed of blue-chip clients; the sustainable commercial relationship with Nexans as part of a long-term strong partnership and; the evolution of electric vehicle markets – in need of oxygen-free copper, which should enable L+K to capture additional tonnage