Copper and optical fiber cabling manufacturer Nexans, Paris, recently opened an international testing in New Holland, Pa., it’s 11th such facility. Located near subsidiary Berk-Tek, the New Holland Competence Center (NHCC) will focus on advanced product design and applications and materials development.

According to a Nexans press release, the center is equipped to support customer and marketing demands by focusing on three technology areas: design and applications, materials development, and production extrusion processes.

Eric Lawrence, LAN cable competence center manager will oversee the NHCC and coordinate with the company’s other units in the global R&D network.