The history from the very beginning


Anthoni Fournier in Nuremberg founded the first workshop for the manufacture of Lyonese Wares: finest metal threads and wires of gold and silver, and later on of silver plated and gold plated copper


Merger of three succeeding companies into newly established Leonische Werke Roth-Nürnberg AG.


Company name was changed to Leonische Drahtwerke AG, Nuremberg

Starting production of rubber sheathed cables

Plant Changzhou, China


Foundation of LEONI Wire (Changzhou) Co. Ltd., Changzhou, China

Plant Temco Ltd., Cinderford, UK


Acquisition of Temco Ltd., today in Cinderford, UK


Started to manufacture cable assemblies


Bad Kötzting, Germany plant is built

Plant Bad Kötzting, Germany


Foundation of LEONI Wire Inc., Chicopee, USA (learn more...)


Acquisition of aurnhammer+benedict GmbH & Co. KG, Weißenburg, Germany

Plant Chicopee, USA


Establishment of a holding structure: Leonische Drahtwerke AG change the company’s name to LEONI AG and solely function as a holding company.

Three companies run the strategic business:

  • LEONI Draht GmbH & Co. KG
  • LEONI Kabel GmbH & Co. KG
  • LEONI Bordnetz-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
Plant Weissenburg, Germany

aurnhammer+benedict company‘s name was changed to LEONI Draht GmbH & Co. KG, Weißenburg, Germany

Plant Haarländer, Roth, Germany

complete take-over of Haarländer GmbH, Roth, Germany (formerly part of aurnhammer+benedict)


Plant Weissenburg is now the „control centre“ of the „LEONI Business Group Wire Products & Solutions“, a worldwide sales and production network of the facilities in Bad Kötzting (Germany), Changzhou (China), Cinderford (UK) and Roth (Germany).

We are developing, producing and supplying globally innovative copper and alloy based solutions in close cooperation with customers for electrical components applications and the cable industry. Furthermore, we provide innovative high quality products and engineering services for e-mobility, power trunking, heating and advanced wire solutions.