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Legrand and Superior Essex establish new alliance for cabling systems

nCompass structured cabling systems will offer a comprehensive solutions approach to the data communications market

NEW LONDON, Conn. April 2, 2013 - Legrand and Superior Essex Communications LP announce the establishment of an alliance between the companies to jointly develop, market, support, and warrant cabling systems domestically and internationally. This new suite of solutions for structured cabling systems (SCS) combines Ortronics connectivity products and Superior Essex data cable products, and will be launched as nCompass.  

The companies will also co-market their expansive portfolio of communications products that complement SCS for the enterprise market, including outside plant fiber cable, outside plant copper cable, RF coaxial cable and Layer Zero solutions - cabinets, racks, advanced cable management and aisle containment.  

Superior Essex and Legrand will be sharing a network of sales representatives and certified installers for nCompass systems, which will be offered through select distribution channels.  nCompass systems will be backed by a limited lifetime warranty for certified installations with performance guarantees that are unmatched in the industry.

“In creating this new alliance, we sought to re-write the old model and provide a truly solutions-based offering  for our customers – an offering that is unified in terms of support and technology, global in its availability, and  more encompassing in its applications coverage than the competition,” said Tim Waldner, resident of Superior Essex Communications LP. 

“nCompass is targeted at high-performance system applications, and will offer market-leading performance and many functional  product advantages. More importantly, Legrand and Superior Essex will be collectively providing more comprehensive, end-to-end solutions for our customers and offering greater assurance in a time of rapidly advancing technology,” said Mark Panico, president of Legrand Data Communications.  

For more information about nCompass, please visit

About Legrand 

Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value and acquisitions are prime vectors for growth. Legrand reported sales of close to $5.8 billion in 2012. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, NuVo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819).   

About Superior Essex 

Superior Essex Inc. manufactures a broad portfolio of wire and cable products and accessories primarily serving communications, magnet wire/winding wire, energy, wireless, and related distribution markets. It is a leading manufacturer and supplier of copper/fiber optic communications wire and cable products used to interconnect outdoor and in-building data networks. It is also a global leading manufacturer and distributor of magnet wire/winding wire products for use in motors, transformers, generators and electrical controls. Superior Essex also offers distributed antenna systems (DAS) cables and accessories that increase wireless coverage and network capacity, and low/medium voltage, energy cable products that service the Commercial, Industrial, and Utility markets.

Editorial Contact and Photos:
Debbie Harris, Marketing Communications Manager 
Legrand, 125 Eugene O'Neill Drive, New London, CT 06320
Direct Tel: 860-405-2837 Fax: 860-405-2972