The world of the twenty-fi rst century is networked – and modern technology is an essential part of this. The demands on Internet and telephone connections are rising dramatically, with further progress expected nearly every day. The drawing of wire is the fi rst stage in the process of manufacturing cables and connecting lines.
Demands on wire-drawing machinery are increasing at the same pace. Initially wire was drawn simply by muscle power – heavy physical work to which, however, there was no alternative until the late Middle Ages. The wire-drawing machine itself was not invented until the end of the nineteenth century. In contrast nowadays, however, thanks to the outstanding quality of wire-drawing machinery by Henrich it is possible to achieve increasingly small diameters, best possible quality and the highest precision levels. All Henrich machines are ‘made in Germany’.