Company profile

Products and solutions for energy and data management

LEONI is a global provider of products and solutions for energy and data management in the automotive sector and other industries.. The market-listed group of companies has around 100,000 employees in 30 countries and generated consolidated sales of EUR 4.1 billion in 2020.

LEONI's largest customer group comprises the global car, commercial vehicle and component supply industry, for which the Company makes both standard and special cables as well as custom-developed wiring systems and related components. LEONI furthermore supplies products and services to these markets: data communication & networks, healthcare, process industry, transportation, energy & infrastructure, factory automation, machinery & sensors as well as marine. An integrated network for research & development, production as well as distribution and service gives customers the assurance of tailor-made support at more than 100 locations around the globe. LEONI operates as a solutions provider with pronounced development and systems expertise.

Innovative solutions based on development and systems partnership

Especially in the automotive industry, LEONI offers substantial added value to motor vehicle manufacturers in both technological and commercial terms by being an innovation partner based on profound understanding of the overall system and by being involved in the early stages of development. In addition to standard and special cables as well as custom-developed wiring systems and related components, the Company’s offering also includes software solutions and such services as architecture design and simulation. LEONI concentrates its automotive research and development work on the sector's major trends such as electromobility, autonomous driving and connectivity – enhanced by lightweight construction solutions, multi-voltage and function integration, but also by logistics and engineering expertise. LEONI has already been active in the field of electromobility for about 20 years and, in addition to high-voltage cables and cable harnesses, also offers special components and charging cables for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids.

Tradition and progress since the 16th century

A small wire factory in the Franconia region of Bavaria laid the foundation for today’s global player LEONI back in 1569. At that time, Frenchman Anthoni Fournier began with a handful of staff in Nuremberg to produce finest gold and silver threads, known as Lyonese wares, for precious woven products. From these beginnings, Leonische Werke Roth-Nürnberg AG emerged in 1917. The ability to change as well as a keen sense for trends in the market and for customer requirements are still among the Company’s key characteristics.

Key figures of the LEONI Group

The following table shows the key figures of the two previous business years. 

  2021   2020
Group sales € 5,119 million   € 4,134 million
EBIT before exceptional
items as well as before
VALUE 21 costs
€ 172 million   € (59) million
EBIT € 91 million   € (280) million
Net income € (48) million   € (330) million
Free cash flow € (12) million   € (74) million
Employees (as at Dec 31) 101,372   101,007