Ecublens, Switzerland – Turnover €72m
2007 – SPIN OFF (Spin-off acquisition with management from Nextrom)
The company is headquartered in Ecublens, Switzerland and has an office in Vantaa, Finland. Sales offices are based in Canada, Russia, Brazil and China. The business employs some 280 people.
Maillefer was created out of a spin off from Nextrom, a Swiss listed company, partially owned by Nokia. Nextrom concentrates on its fibre-optics business where it is experiencing exceptional growth. The Nokia-Maillefer name is very well known within the industry and the business has an excellent reputation for quality, performance and reliability.
Maillefer's strategy is:
- to maintain its leading position in metallic wire and cable where the market is mature and to continue to develop its presence in the pipe market;
- to implement an out-sourcing plan exchanging fixed costs for variable costs, and to reduce costs across all areas;
- the transition from a manufacturing business to a design, engineering and service company
The management team is made up of five individuals, led by Pentti Hatala, who together have 54 years of service in the company.