Our Australian history
Pirelli Ericsson Cables Australia PTY. LTD. commenced manufacturing power, automotive, flexible and telecommunications cables in Australia in 1977.
Power cables were manufactured in a state of the art factory at Minto New South Wales. Automotive and flexible cables and cord assemblies were manufactured in Morphett Vale, South Australia (Pirelli having purchashed the Camelec cable business) whilst telecommunication cables were (and still are) manufactured in a factory acquired from Conquer Cables at Cromer, New South Wales.
In the mid 1980’s Ericsson left the partnership and the company became Pirelli Cables Australia PTY. LTD.
Pirelli Cables Australia PTY. LTD acquired MM Cables (formerly CMA cables) located in Liverpool NSW in 1999. In 2005 Pirelli divested itself of its cable business, selling to Goldman Sachs who renamed the business Prysmian.
In 2007 Prysmian acquired International Wire and Cable Company (IWC) located at New Lynne New Zealand.
In 2010 Goldman Sachs exited the business.
Prysmian Acquired Draka Cables PTY. LTD in 2011, the combination of these two market leading companies culminated in the Prysmian Group.
In 2017, Prysmian Group acquired General Cable, further solidifying its place as the world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry. With annual sales of over €11 billion, about 30000 employees across +50 countries and 112 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets & provides the widest range of products, services, technologies and know-how.
Over its history spanning back to the early 1900’s in Australia and New Zealand, Prysmian has invested in and inherited over 100 years of experience and knowledge in making cables for the Australian and New Zealand markets.
With 10 warehouses and more than 500+ skilled employees in Australia and New Zealand. We’re ready to help service the needs of our customers and business partners.
For the history of Prysmian Group, please visit our corporate website