Berk-Tek Copper Manufacturing Plant is TL 9000 Certified

New Holland, PA – March 2, 2006 – Copper and fiber optic cabling technology and solutions leader Berk-Tek, A Nexans Company was awarded a TL 9000 Code of Practice for Quality Systems certificate from Underwriter Laboratories Inc. ® (UL) for its New Holland, PA factory.

The TL 9000 certification is the most recent demonstration of Berk-Tek’s commitment to ongoing quality improvement. In addition to the manufacturing quality standards this designation represents, the program will also enhance Berk-Tek’s customer service.

TL 9000 compliance requires the tracking of key performance indicators like on time delivery in full, response time to meet customer needs, and reducing the time to market for new products and services. This certification follows the 2002 compliance to the ISO 9001:2000 standard, which was completed well in advance of the 2003 deadline.

The TL 9000 certification is another example of Berk-Tek’s continued commitment to quality and to further establish its reputation as an industry leader. The manufacturer of shielded and unshielded twisted pair cables for LAN, storage area networks and campus environments recognized the need for a more robust quality management process that directly related to the needs and requirements of its end-users.

"The ISO standard provides us with general requirements for designing and manufacturing our products, but it is not defined specifically for the Telecom industry," said Charles Clauser, Quality Manager at Berk-Tek. "Our TL 9000 scope is the design and manufacture of communications cable products specifically for Telecommunications applications," he said.

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Rebecca Cressler Marketing Communications
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About Berk-Tek, A Nexans Company

About Berk-Tek, A Nexans Company For more than 45 years, Berk-Tek has been a leading manufacturer of more than 100 different network copper and fiber optic cable products. The company has led in the development of high-performance and enhanced fiber optic and UTP cables designed to transport high-speed data and voice transmissions. Berk-Tek has major manufacturing facilities at New Holland, PA, Fuquay-Varina, NC and Elm City, NC. For more information, visit www.berktek.com.

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Nexans, US 2006

About Nexans Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, brings an extensive range of advanced copper and optical fiber cable solutions to the infrastructure, industry and building markets. Nexans cables and cabling systems are used in every area of people's lives, from telecommunications and energy networks, to aeronautics, automobile, railways, building, petrochemical and medical applications. With an industrial presence in 29 countries and commercial activities worldwide, Nexans employs 20,000 people and had sales in 2005 of $6.5 billion. Nexans is listed on the Paris stock exchange as NEX. Visit www.nexans.com.

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