Prysmian Group in Australia and New Zealand


Prysmian Group in Australia and New Zealand

A combined capacity of 70,000 cable tonnes

Prysmian Australia and New Zealand has the acuity to innovate and customise solutions to perfectly match your needs.

In Australia, two large production sites in Sydney (one in Cromer and another one in Liverpool) cover the needs of telecommunications and energy markets. In New Zealand, one manufacturing plant in New Lynn also supports the supply of power cables. Our combined capacity of 70,000 tonnes of cables annually make Prysmian the largest cable manufacturer in the region.

With 9 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.

Our history in the region

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 Lynn New Zealand.

In 2010 Goldman Sachs exited the business.

Prysmian acquired Draka Cables PTY. LTD in 2011 solidifying its place as a worldwide cable manufacturer and through innovation and dedication.

Today’s Prysmian Group is world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry. With sales of over €7.5 billion in 2016, more than 21,000 employees across 50 countries and 88 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and provides the widest range of products, services, technologies and know-how.

Over its history spanning back to the early 1940’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.