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Madison Wire (Europe) Ltd.

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Quentin Beauvilliers

Madison Wire (Europe) Ltd.

About Us

Madison Wire (Europe) Ltd. is a recognised cable manufacturer and supplier of insulators and terminals to the automotive industry, we predominantly supply reels of ignition cable and components to the worldwide assembly market. Our customers then assemble the products into finished HT leads supplying the OEM and aftermarket. Being experts in all three product groups enables us to offer an efficient service and technical expertise.

1992 - Madison Wire (Europe) Ltd. was formed and operating from a 6,000 square feet building in Nelson, Lancashire and started as a supplier of cable and components to the assembly industry.

1995 - The rapid success of the business necessitated the move to our present location in Blackburn, Lancashire. A purposely designed factory totalling 28,000 sq. Situated adjacent to junction 5 on the M65 allows for easy access to the UK motorway network.

1996 - Madison Wire (Europe) Ltd. was the first company in Europe to developed a full range of Ignition Lead Sets for Japanese and Korean cars. Till then customers could only obtain Ignition lead sets from the Car Dealers. This range was sold to the assembly industry and specialists. This was mainly due to the vast amount of different connectors as well as special tooling required for the 5mm cables and connectors required for Japanes cars.

2000 - Madison Wire (Europe) Ltd. installed the first steam extrusion line (210ft - 67m steam c.v. line) in England (brought over from Madison Wire Inc. – USA). The installation of the extrusion line enabled us to cut the cost of transport and import-duties from America. It enabled us to respond quicker on customer demands and to develop our own insulation materials.

2003 - Having gained experience and increasing demands required us to expand and install our second steam extrusion line. The installation of the second extrusion line doubled our capacity and allowed us to produce longer length and be more efficient.

2006 - The installation of a third extrusion line (60ft - 18.18m infrared curing process). This extrusion line is designed to produce High Temperature Silicone cables.

2009 – Madison Wire (Europe) Ltd. becomes 100% European owned.

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Quality Control

Our highly efficient plant includes High Quality Extruders to Insulation/sheath cable with in line high voltage spark testing units and a precision diameter control. The factory is managed by expert cable engineers and staffed by well-trained and experienced men. Madison Wire (Europe) Ltd. has continually invested large sums of money in improving and modernising the machines to meet extremely severe demands on both performance and efficiency. Madison Wire achieved greater flexibility and steady quality level in the manufacture of cables.


Controlling the raw materials used in the manufacture of cable is a vital factor from the view point of Cable quality to achieve the high standards of quality and reliability of cables. Close and continuous control of raw materials and the manufacturing processes is exercised from raw materials selection up to finished cable leaves the factory. Materials are ordered against stringent technical specifications and are sampled for chemical, mechanical & electrical test and only after acceptance are they released for manufacture.


Madison Wire (Europe) Ltd' produced insulated cable covers both standard products and custom built types for specific application. One characteristic of the entire production process is very though quality control. Every reel produced is tested on:

Curing, Strip ability, Core Resistance, Final Resistance, Movement, Diameter, Concentricity, Shore-A and Dielectric Strength.

Frequent tests are made by external testing authorities to full ISO3808 requirements.