Prysmian Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of high technology cables for energy and telecommunications. In the UK it maintains manufacturing facilities in Bishopstoke, Aberdare, Wrexham and Washington, with an additional major distribution centre in Aberdeen.
Llyr Roberts returns to the UK having worked for the Prysmian Group in various roles around the world for thirty years. He has held CEO positions in Australia & New Zealand, Eastern Europe and Germany as well as working in other senior management roles in Europe, most recently as SVP of New Markets based at the Prysmian Group headquarters in Italy.
Roberts believes he has joined the UK organisation at a very positive moment: ‘With excellent results for the last year, we have a very strong foundation. Our manufacturing facilities and highly skilled people continue to provide the high-quality products and services demanded by our customers.
‘We will maintain our focus in the construction, utilities and telecommunication sectors where we have a strong position while recognising the significant opportunities in industrial sectors such as rail, oil and gas, mining and heavy industry.’
Roberts is a strong advocate of UK manufacturing, while also looking to leverage the advantages of a worldwide manufacturing resource, allowing the organisation to match market requirements precisely with solutions from within the Group.
Llyr Roberts takes over the role from Paul Atkinson who has moved to head up the Prysmian Group operations in Singapore.