ICF News - June 2004

OEM Wire and Cable Buyers


OEM business forms one of the three generic end use markets for wire and cable, alongside Building Construction and Infrastructure. The term »OEM« (»Original Equipment Manufacturer«) applies to the market for wire and cable within the manufactured products of other companies.


Much of the data content of this article is based on Metalica’s Copper Consumption Database, developed in collaboration with the International Copper Association (ICA).

As the OEM business is almost exclusively a market for copper cable, the copper figures which are presented for 2002 are fairly definitive for this sector of the cable industry ... more

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