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CRU offers unrivalled business intelligence on the global metals, mining and fertilizer industries through market analysis, price assessments, consultancy and events. Since 1969, we have consistently invested in primary research and robust methodologies, and developed expert teams in key locations worldwide, including in hard-to-reach markets such as China.
 
CRU employs over 290 experts and has more than 11 offices around the world, in Europe, the Americas, China, Asia and Australia.  When facing critical business decisions, you can rely on our first-hand and independent knowledge to give you a complete view of a commodity market.

Meet the CRU Wire & Cable Team



Michael Finch

Michael Finch, Head of Wire and Cable, London

Michael joined CRU Analysis in 2015 gaining experience across several commodities including, nickel, chrome and molybdenum. In 2017 he became editor of CRU’s Stainless Steel Flat Products Monitor and Market Outlook.Before joining CRU, Mike gained experience as an exploration geologist focusing on precious and base metal mineralisation in North Africa. Michael completed his undergraduate studies at Cardiff University where he attained a First Class degree with Honours in Geology. He also holds an MSc in Mining Geology (Distinction) from Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter.

Natalie Noor-Drugan

Natalie Noor-Drugan, Publisher & Editor in Chief, London

Natalie Noor-Drugan is a value-added content driven journalist and editor with over 15 years experience in daily, weekly and monthly business-to-business publishing for the petrochemicals, fertilizers, steel and wire & cable industries. She has a proven track record in product launches, change management, online & print content creation and content improvement projects. She writes and commissions articles which analyse the wire & cable industry.

Aisling Hubert

Aisling Hubert, Analyst, London

Aisling joined CRU’s Wire and Cable Market Outlook team as editor in January 2022. Her work involves analysing trends and developments across the global metallic wire and cable industry.
Before joining CRU, Aisling worked as a market research analyst within the platinum group metals (PGM) industry, with an emphasis on the environmental, social and governance performance of the PGM producers. She has also worked as a base and precious metals exploration geologist with field experience in East Africa. Aisling holds a MSci in Geology from the University of Southampton and is a member of Women in Mining UK.

Chenfei Wang

Chenfei Wang, Analyst, London

Chenfei joined CRU in February 2019 as an Analyst within the Wire and Cable Team and is the current editor of CRU’s Wire and Cable Market Outlook. Prior to CRU, Chenfei spent 4 years working at Rolls-Royce in a variety of engineering leadership roles, with a focus on aeroengine technology development and process improvement. He holds an MSc in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering (Distinction) from Imperial College London, and a BEng (Hons) in Chemical and Materials Engineering (First Class and Dean’s List) from the University of Auckland.

CRU Wire & Cable products

                                             
CRU is a well known supplier of information on the international wire and cable markets. In addition to its conferences and consulting work, CRU has four published services. CRU Wire and Cable News provides news and industry developments through a service with daily, weekly, and monthly publications.  In addition to news it offers cost information and articles offering opinions from CRU’s staff of analysts.

CRU also provides market assessments and forecasts that usually look five years ahead, these include:

  • Wire and Cable Market Outlook, a quarterly report with global assessments and forecasts of insulated wire and cable by country, region, and product family.
  • Telecom Cables Market Outlook, a semi-annual report with global assessments and forecasts of optical fibre and copper telecom cable, by country, region, and application.
  • Optical Fibre and Cable Monitor, a bi-monthly service with current market size and trend, along with coverage of key developments by region.

   
Plus CRU delivers a daily news service through Wire and Cable News:


  • Authoritative and independent news, analysis and insight into the global metallic wire and cable and fibre optics markets
  • Daily service supported by a detailed analysis report every month plus email alerts (at frequency the user chooses)
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