Explore our heritage of leadership

Founded in 1970 as a non-profit association, IWMA is the world’s largest and most influential corporate association for the wire and cable industries.

Explore the graphics above to discover the history of IWMA, from humble beginnings to the founding of a go-to community for the global wire industry – and the thriving professional networking and connection opportunities that IWMA offers to member companies throughout the wire and cable world today.

Celebrating 50 years in 2020

First established in 1970, IWMA celebrates its 50th year in 2020. From the endeavour and influence of our founding members to our thriving worldwide community of over 300 members in over 50 countries today, we’ll be reflecting on 50 years of successful and rewarding membership – and we’d love you to share in the celebrations with us!