Felten & Guilleaume Kabelwerke GmbH 1823 - 2000

industry:
Manufacturer of electrical machinery and apparatus,
Telegraph cable maker,
Wire rope maker
Nationality:
German
based:
Mülheim, Köln, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

1854 - Felten and Guilleaume manufactured and laid their first cable, from Stralsund via Danholm Island to Graherfahre; factory located at Carlswerk, Mülheim am Rhein, now a suburb of Cologne;

1892 - incorporated as Felten & Guillaume Carlswerk AG

Trademark = circle with F. and G. either side of a trident and Neptune

1998 - Moeller GmBH acquired 90% of shares of the group; 1999 - sold to NKT, Danish firm, but retained name until 2000 when the two cable divisions were merged to become NKT Cables;