The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(Kombinat VEB Kabelwerk Oberspree), a combine for production of cables in the German Democratic Republic (GDR). Its members include all the major cable-producing enterprises of the country. The largest enterprises are the Oberspree and Köpenick cable works (both in Berlin) and the Nord works in Schwerin. The combine manufactures cables, wire, and fittings. A large part of the output is exported.

The Oberspree Cable Works is the basic enterprise of the combine. The plant began production in 1898 as part of the AEG company. In preparation for World Wars I and II, and during the wars, the Oberspree combine manufactured armaments. After World War II (1939–45), under the people’s government, the combine was converted to peacetime production. The combine has been awarded the Order of the Banner of Labor (1958) and the Order of Karl Marx (1974).


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