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ENERGY THAT
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XIGNUX TIMELINE

Our history begins more than 60 years ago, in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. Today, the diversification of our operations and markets we serve make us one of the most solid and competitive corporations in Mexico.

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  • 50′

    1956

    Conductores Monterrey is founded.

    1957

    Conductores Monterrey starts operations with 7 machines and 10 people working in the factory area.

  • 60′

    1961

    The production of magnet wire begins.

    A technical advisory agreement is signed between Conductores Monterrey and Canada & Wire Cable Co., which acquires a minority interest in the company’s capital stock.

    1964

    A minority interest acquired in the capital stock of Conelec (manufacturer of all kinds of electrical cables and conductors), which has a plant in Puebla and a partnership with Phelps Dodge of the United States.

    1965

    Medium voltage cables of up to 35 thousand volts with solid insulation are manufactured in Mexico for the first time.

    Inauguration of the new Conductores Monterrey plant, seven times larger than the first one.

    1968

    Grupo Primex founded with Conductores Monterrey in partnership with other cable manufacturers, to assure quality supply in electrical conductors insulation.

    1969

    Ingeniería Eléctrica Industrial, a manufacturer of distribution and medium power transformers, is acquired.

    A formal agreement with General Electric of the United States, is signed to receive technical advisory services in the manufacture of wire enamels.

  • 70′

    1970

    Manufacturera CM is created, a new company making harnesses and accessories.

    Start of operations of the Conductores Monterrey telephone cable plant.

    1976

    Inauguration of the new plant of Productos Industriales CM, today Prolec GE, to manufacture electrical distribution and extra high voltage, of up to 400 kV, produced for the first time in Mexico.

    Acquisition of Kir Alimentos, engaged in producing cold cuts.

    Conductores Monterrey makes a cable with EPR insulation, for the first time in Latin America.

    1979

    Creation of Conalum, together with other domestic cable manufacturers making it the first producer of aluminum wire-rod in Mexico.

  • 80′

    1981

    Start of operations of the Conductores Monterrey plant in San Luis Potosí, for manufacturing construction wires and cables.

    Formation of the Conductores Monterrey network for marketing its own and other products of the group.

    1982

    Acquisition of Talleres Industriales, a leading domestic company making gray iron pipes and other foundry products.

    Start of operations of Tisamatic in San Luis Potosí, a company for producing high-precision foundry parts for the automotive and household appliance industries.

    1984

    Creation of Conticon with a Xignux minority interest, to produce copper wire-rod, a raw material for manufacturing electrical conductors.

    1987

    Arnecom established as a joint venture of Xignux and Yazaki Corporation, to manufacture automotive harnesses.

  • 90′

    1992

    Industrias AXA turns into AXA.

    1993

    Conductores Monterrey begins to manufacture assembled cable for exportation to the United States.

    The Total Quality Control process begins with the support of the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) and the Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM).

    1994

    Multipak, the main manufacturer of wooden spools in Mexico, becomes part of the group.

    Joint venture between Xignux and Sara Lee Corporation established at Kir Alimentos.

    Joint venture agreement signed between Conductores Monterrey and Elkins Pro Sales, for selling construction cable in the United States, Xignux holds a minority interest.

    1995

    Prolec GE joint venture formalized between Prolec and General Electric for manufacturing electric power transformers.

    Start of operations of the Cables Automotrices plant as part of the Arnecom integration process.

    1996

    Start of operations of the Arnecom Instrumentos Automotrices plant.

    Acquisition of the São Marco company, the third largest manufacturer of magneto wire in Brazil.

    Joint venture between Prolec and General Electric materializes in the Distribution Transformers division.

    1997

    Expansion of São Marco is carried out and a plant for manufacturing magnet wire enamels is built.

    Start of operations of Yazaki Argentina and beginning of the construction of Yazaki Do Brazil, two new joint ventures between Xignux and Yazaki, to operate in South America.

    Dedication of Magnekon, one of the leading and most modern magneto wire plants in the world.

    First Quality Control Circles Congress carried out at Xignux.

    Acquisition of Zwanenberg de México and Quesos Caperucita, both become part of the Foods division.

    1998

    Conductores Monterrey expands its capacity to produce cables of up to 230 kV and a new plant to produce cords and flexible cables is inaugurated.

    Prolec and General Electric expand the scope of their joint venture by including the manufacture of industrial power transformers.

    1999

    All Xignux companies are ISO 9000 or QS 9000, certified, thus reinforcing the quality assurance processes.

  • 2000′

    2000

    Arnecom starts operations of its plant in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas.

    Start of operations of the Conductores Monterrey coaxial cables plant.

    Start of operations of the Multilec industrial harnesses plant in Zacatlán, Puebla.

    The Foods division doubles the production capacity of its plant in Tepotzotlán, State of Mexico.

    2002

    AXA changes its name to Xignux.

    Three Arnecom plants, producers of automotive harnesses, start operations in Nicaragua.

    2003

    Xignux acquires the operations of the Leo and Snaky products, and creates Botanas y Derivados (BYDSA), a manufacturer of salty snacks.

    Prolec GE begins to produce three-phase pedestal power transformers.

    Integration of two plants to produce Automotive Harnesses.

    2004

    Market share of Botanas y Derivados (BYDSA) strengthened upon the acquisition of the company manufacturing the Encanto brand products, with a great presence in the institutional channel.

    2005

    Successful electrification of the most important underground high-voltage distribution project in Mexico: the Laguna II Combined Cycle Facility.

    Xignux integrates the operation of Voltrak; a company specialized in the construction of substations, transmission lines, low voltage projects, and substations maintenance.

    Start of o operations of a new Arnecom plant in Nicaragua, producing automotive cables.

    2006

    Celeco carries out the first export of circuit breaker insulators to China.

    Qualtia acquires the Alphino, Riojano and Donfer brands of cold cuts supplementing its business portfolio in the food sector.

    Start of operations of a new plant producing Automotive Harnesses in El Salvador.

    Start of operations of a plant for producing Automotive Harnesses in Uruguay, as part of the joint venture between Xignux and Yazaki.

    Celebration of the first 50 years of Conductores Monterrey. For the first time, 115 kV cables are manufactured in Mexico.

    Arnecom starts operations of a new automotive cables plant in Nicaragua.

    Start of operations of the automotive instruments production plant in Argentina.

    Start of operations of the new Botanas y Derivados (BYDSA) plant, located in Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon.

    2007

    As part of the Xignux and Yazaki joint venture that operates in the Mercosur region, start of operations of the new Santo Antonio de Platina plant in Brazil.

    2008

    New Prolec GE plant built to produce extra-large power transformers (XLPT).

    Xignux acquires Sara Lee Corporation’s interest in Qualtia Alimentos.

    Completion of the acquisition of Schrader Camargo Ingenieros Asociados, a company located in Colombia.

    2009

    Xignux acquires Indo Tech Transformers, a company specializing in the manufacture and marketing of power and distribution transformers located in India.

  • 2010′

    2010

    The infrastructure division is created to integrate the operations of Voltrak, IOESA, Prosel and Schrader Camargo Ingenieros y Asociados.

    Viakable attains AS9100 certification for manufacturing aerospace industry cables.

    2011

    Inauguration of the Viakable and Prolec Technology Centers located at the Research and Innovation Technology Park (PII), in Nuevo Leon.

    As part of its business growth strategy, Qualtia expands its share in the convenience channel through the Ready to Eat products.

    2012

    The operations of Centelsa, a manufacturer of electrical conductors located in Colombia becomes part of Viakable.

    2015

    Qualtia market share in the institutional channel strengthened by the integration of Exim del Caribe and Food Service de México.

    2017

    As part of the diversification and growth strategy of Qualtia, the Food Service Group business unit is created, to integrate different companies producing and distributing more than 4 thousand food industry products.

    Start of operations of Vialutek, a company manufacturing aluminum wire-rod.

    Inauguration of the new facilities of the Xignux Integral Formation Institute (IFIX).

    2018

    Acquisition of the assets of the company American Bare Conductor Inc. And start of operations of Viakable Manufacturing LLC, in the United States.

OUR PEOPLE

xignux

Our human capital is the most important asset for the success of each and every one of our companies.

We provide opportunities for growth and fair labor conditions in order to carry out or work in a worthy and equitable manner. Likewise, we are committed to protecting the right of our employees.

OUR PEOPLE

xignux

Our human capital is the most important asset for the success of each and every one of our companies.

We provide opportunities for growth and fair labor conditions in order to carry out or work in a worthy and equitable manner. Likewise, we are committed to protecting the right of our employees.

OUR VALUES

Being trustworthy

Seeking excellence in everything we do

QUALITY CULTURE

xignux

We are permanently committed to the development of our talent and forwarding their on-going education.

Research, development and adopting best practices and world-class techniques in all aspects of the value chain, allow us to maximize our customers’ satisfaction and increase the profitability of our operations.

Through a positive high impact relationship with the communities where we have a presence we take care of the environment and we operate as a socially responsible corporation.

QUALITY CULTURE

xignux

We are permanently committed to the development of our talent and forwarding their on-going education.

Research, development and adopting best practices and world-class techniques in all aspects of the value chain, allow us to maximize our customers’ satisfaction and increase the profitability of our operations.

Through a positive high impact relationship with the communities where we have a presence we take care of the environment and we operate as a socially responsible corporation.

XIGNUX PRESENCE

Presence in four countries: Mexico, United States, Colombia and Brazil. Sales to more than 40 countries.

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