Used by over 100 of the World’s Most Respected Cable Manufacturers

Sold under various brand names by the world’s leading wire and cable manufacturers, REELEX has become the standard packaging system for “last-mile” lengths of structured and low-voltage cabling such as Category 5e, Category 6, security/alarm cables, instrumentation cables, coaxial cables, and is quickly becoming the preferred package for many other types of products like fiber optics, building wire, plastic tubing, and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There is a one time License Fee of $7,500 associated with the signing of the License Agreement. This transaction indicates the acquisition of the license to produce REELEX packages.

You will also need a REELEX machine to produce REELEX coils. If you are an OEM and are purchasing or having a REELEX Licensee manufacture cable for you, you will need to obtain the REELEX trademark from the manufacturer and put it on your packaging. Alternatively, you can sign a REELEX trademark agreement.

Simply put – because REELEX could not survive on machine sales alone. Our annual machine sales are not very many, and thus with 40+ employees the cost of running the business would force machine prices to be extraordinarily high. This would make the barrier to adopt REELEX much too expensive and nobody would buy machines.

Thus, if REELEX tried to survive from machine and part sales alone we would be out of business. Instead, REELEX sells machines “at cost”. This means that when REELEX sells a machine it includes material, labor, development costs and overhead, but no profit.

The Royalty fees are collected from ALL REELEX licensees. Everyone with a D-750 pays the same fee regardless of how long they have been a customer, or how many machines they have. The small companies can compete equally with large companies with no favoritism. These royalties keep REELEX in business so we can continue to provide parts, service, know-how and decades worth of R&D to our customers. Without the royalty fee REELEX would be out of business very soon, and so would service and parts to support over 300 active REELEX machines, over 100 major cable producing facilities and thousands upon thousands of distributors around the globe.

Fundamental to REELEX licensing is the concept of “know-how”. The REELEX coil and the methodology is trade secret, and has never been patented. This technology and surrounding intellectual knowledge including software programming, proprietary circuitry, formulas, calculations, algorithms, equipment designs and over 40 years of packaging expertise are all included under the “know-how” moniker.

 

License agreements signed in 2013 or later include global coverage. Previous to 2013, individual agreements were signed per country. For companies with multiple locations, we strongly recommend contacting us to sign the updated agreement, which greatly simplifies and modernizes the REELEX license contract. Contact us for more information.

No. You sign only one License Agreement. This agreement gives you full access to REELEX patents, trademarks, and know-how, including package designs, consultation, software, 40 years of packaging expertise and much more.

All License Agreements contain a “Most Favored Licensee” clause. This guarantees you that you are paying the same prices for machines and fees as all other companies in your country. All companies, big and small, pay exactly the same amount for machinery, parts and fees. There are no discounts or special deals available to you or your competitors.

The REELEX trademark guarantees to the end-user that the coil was wound on a genuine REELEX machine. This logo ensures that they are getting a genuine tangle-free package from a genuine and honest company as opposed to a knock-off. The trademark also allows us to take legal action against counterfeit cable manufacturers or manufacturers who attempt to counterfeit REELEX packages and claim them as genuine.

By printing the REELEX mark on all REELEX packaging, manufacturers can defend their investment in the REELEX system and protect against counterfeiting, while proving honesty and integrity to their customers.

The REELEX trademark on the package serves to:

  • Indicate to end-users that they are using a genuine REELEX package that will perform as intended.
  • Identify a product manufactured by a company abiding by internationally-accepted intellectual property laws.
  • Distinguish genuine REELEX packages from counterfeit packages.
  • Assist in combating counterfeiting through legal means.
  • Identify a legal user of REELEX technology.
  • Identify the use of proprietary and patented technology.

If you are currently having cable manufactured and packaged by a REELEX Licensee and your packages are not printed or labeled with the REELEX trademark logo, it is the responsibility of the manufacturer to supply you with the logo. Per the license agreement, all packages made using REELEX technology should have the logo affixed somewhere on the package.

For OEMs who are using genuine REELEX technology via using a supplier licensee, REELEX offers a trademark license agreement. This agreement allows well-known OEMs to become genuine REELEX trademark licensees in exchange for committing to using only genuine REELEX licensees as suppliers. Besides ensuring that the packaging is genuine REELEX and is not under threat of patent infringement, this agreement allows REELEX to confirm that an OEM is lawfully using REELEX patents while helping promote the OEM’s brand.

In order to be fair to all parties, adding OEM to the licensee list would require OEM itself to become a licensee. By having signed a separate “OEM” license agreement with REELEX, the OEM would legally be identified as a licensee of REELEX’s trademarks (the OEM is already using REELEX technology via suppliers).

Alternatively, REELEX does offer an OEM license agreement for private-labeled cable brands. More information about the OEM license agreement can be found by clicking below:

OEM Trademark License Information

Like many licensing arrangements, the customer, or “Licensee”, pays REELEX system usage fees, or “royalties”, that are based upon the production capability of the REELEX coiling machines that they own or rent.

These royalties are typically paid annually for those that own up to two REELEX machines, and monthly for those that rent equipment. For large manufacturers operating three or more coiling machines, the annual fees are based upon a customer’s annual sales volume of REELEX packages. More information on the Royalty schedule structure can be found here.

The Royalty fees are collected from ALL REELEX licensees. Everyone with a D-750 pays the same fee regardless of how long they have been a customer, or how many machines they have. The small companies can compete equally with large companies with no favoritism. These royalties keep REELEX in business so we can continue to provide parts, service, know-how and decades worth of R&D to our customers. Without the royalty fee REELEX would be out of business very soon, and so would service and parts to support over 300 active REELEX machines, over 100 major cable producing facilities and thousands upon thousands of distributors around the globe.

Royalty Fee Structure

Coiling Machines:Single-Spindle Machines
(RS1, D-750, S290)
Dual-Spindle Machines
(D-1500)
Automated Machines
(D-2050)
Annual Fee:
(Purchased Machines)
$12,701.00*$15,875.00*$20,108.00*
Monthly Fee:
(Rented Machines)
$1,058.00*$1,324.00*$1,675.00*

If your package looks like this:

You are using a REELEX® Package.

That means you are using patents, trademarks and know-how developed by REELEX Packaging Solutions over the past 40 years. As inventor and licensor of the REELEX packaging system, using counterfeit or knockoff REELEX packaging puts your company at risk of patent or trademark infringement or other litigation.

Because the REELEX system is a patented technology, the authorized use of these patents, associated trademarks and know-how is administered through the signing of a License Agreement and the paying of usage fees or “Royalties”.

This contract gives the Licensee full access to REELEX’s portfolio of patents and all trademarks associated with the REELEX system, while also entitling the Licensee to unique advantages and benefits guaranteed to them as long as the REELEX system is being utilized.

Royalty fees are collected from ALL REELEX licensees. Everyone with a D-750 pays the same fee regardless of how long they have been a customer, or how many machines they have. The small companies can compete equally with large companies with no favoritism. These royalties keep REELEX in business so we can continue to provide parts, service, know-how and decades worth of R&D to our customers. Without the royalty fee REELEX would be out of business very soon, and so would service and parts to support over 300 active REELEX machines, over 100 major cable producing facilities and thousands upon thousands of distributors around the globe.

Non-REELEX licensees must sign a separate license agreement to use ProFlex packaging. Royalty fees are indicated below. A US$3,500.00 one-time license fee is paid upon signing the license agreement.

ProFlex is part of the REELEX umbrella of patents, thus a current REELEX license agreement gives full rights to the use of ProFlex packaging.

No additional fees are payable to REELEX beyond those currently paid for the use of the REELEX system of patents.

ProFlex is a patented technology whose use is administered through a current and signed license agreement.

All products packaged by ProFlex, whether REELEX coils or not, use unique technology licensed by REELEX Packaging Solutions, Inc.

Licensee Benefits

REELEX Royalty Fees

One-Time License Fee

There is a single, one-time license fee of US$7,500.00 payable upon signing a license agreement contract with REELEX. This fee represents the acquisition of rights to REELEX intellectual property.

Once the license fee has been paid and the agreement signed, the licensee abides by one of the schedules in the section below.

All users of the REELEX system, including manufacturers, OEMs or distributors packaging using REELEX technology pay royalties based on the following schedule:

Royalty Schedule

Royalty SchedulesRented EquipmentFixed Annual FeeVariable Fee
Royalty TypeFor machines rented from REELEX, the royalty fees are billed separately from the machine rental starting in 2014.Each year a single royalty fee is paid for the use of as many REELEX coils as can be produced.Licensees pay a percentage of net sales of products sold in REELEX. Each fiscal quarter, the licensee provides a report of net sales in REELEX packaging from which royalties are calculated.
EligibilityLicensees renting coiling machines from REELEX who are not already on the variable fee schedule.All REELEX licensees owning one or two REELEX coiling machines.Licensees operating three or more REELEX coiling machines.
PayableMonthly.Annually or quarterly as desired.At the end of each fiscal quarter.
ScheduleSee Table BelowSee Table Below0.35% of Net Sales in REELEX

REELEX Royalty Fees (2018)

Coiling Machines:Single-Spindle Machines
(RS1, D-750, S290)
Dual-Spindle Machines
(D-1500)
Automated Machines
(D-2050)
Annual Fee:
(Purchased Machines)
$12,701.00*$15,875.00*$20,108.00*
Monthly Fee:
(Rented Machines)
$1,058.00*$1,324.00*$1,675.00*

REELEX Licensee List

Want to know which manufacturers are using genuine REELEX packaging? Take a look. We have over 100 licensees on nearly every continent.

REELEX Licensees are asked to print the REELEX trademark on their packaging so that their customers know the coil inside is a genuine REELEX coil and will provide the superior payout performance they expect.

If you are a current licensee and require the REELEX trademark logo, please let us know.

NameSinceCountry
Access Cable Co. (Furukawa Group)2009Japan
Acome1996France
Advanced Digital Cable1997USA
Andrew Telecommunications India, PVT. LTD. (CommScope)2013India
Aomori Showa Electric (SWCC Group)1997Japan
Arrow Wire & Cable1990USA
Bee Wire & Cable1989USA
Belden1974Worldwide
Berk-Tek1989USA
BITNER (Zaklady Kablowe BITNER Spolka z.o.o)2014Poland
Brand Rex1992Scotland
Burton Wire & Cable1992USA
Cerro Wire2018USA
Ching Tai Electric Wire & Cable (CTi)2007Taiwan
CommScope1980Worldwide
Comtran1986USA
Condumex1989Mexico
Corning Optical Communications GmbH & Co. KG1998Germany
Dah San Electric Wire & Cable Corp.1998Taiwan
Datwyler AG1989Switzerland
Deca Cables1987Canada
Demes Kablo2000Turkey
Domtech1985Canada
Draka UK (Prysmian Group)1989England
EIS Wire & Cable1989USA
Electro Cable1992Canada
Encore Wire2014USA
Falcon Fine Wire & Wire Products1990USA
Fibrain sp. Z o.o.2017Poland
Fuji Electric1996Japan
Fujikura2008Japan
Furukawa1994Brazil
Gaon Cable1999South Korea
General Cable1977Worldwide
General Cables Orfandis Bros2000Greece
General Wire Products2004USA
Gupta Power2014India
Haiyan (Zhejiang Haiyan Electric Cable)2014China
HES2003Turkey
Hitachi Cable1989USA
Hold Key2008Taiwan
Honeywell1996USA
ICC2013USA
ICE Cable2014USA
ICME ECAB2002Romania
IRCE1999Italy
Kansai Tsushin1999Japan
Keystone Wire & Cable1986USA
Kijima Cable1997Japan
Lake Cable1996USA
LinkZ2006Hong Kong
LS Cable & System1999South Korea
LTK Cable1995Hong Kong
Madex1997Poland
Middle East Specialized Cables Factory1999Saudi Arabia
Nexans1992Worldwide
Nippon Seisen Cable1996Japan
Okano1996Japan
Oki Electric Cable1997Indonesia
PCNet Wire & Cable2007Taiwan
PCT2008USA
Prysmian Group1993Worldwide
Sandmartin Electronic2015China
Sanyo1996Japan
SEI Optifrontier2008Japan
ShenZhen Owire Communication Technology Co.,Ltd.2016China
ShenZhen PangNgaiKui Technology Co., LTD2016China
Shinko Electric Industrial1997Japan
Showa Cable (SWCC Group)1996Japan
Siemon2015USA
Southwire (formerly Coleman Cable)1983USA
Sterlite2005India
Stratasys2011USA
Structured Cable Products2015USA
Sumitomo1998Japan
Superior Essex1976USA
Taihan Electric Wire1999South Korea
Taiyoung Electronics1997South Korea
TE Connectivity1997USA
Telcon Fios (Prysmian Group)2002Brazil
Teldor Wires & Cables1995Israel
Telecables2000Greece
Thai Wonderful Wire, Ltd2017Thailand
Times Fiber (TFC Group)1979USA
Tonichi Kyosan Cable (Hitachi Group)1996Japan
Tratos2008Italy
Tsushin Kogyo1996Japan
Tycab1996Australia
U-Jin Cable (TFC Group)2004South Korea
Voka Vogtlandisches2003Germany
Windy City Wire1992USA
Wonderful Wire1995Taiwan
Yazaki Electric Wire1998Japan
Zhaolong (Zhejiang Zhaolong Cable)2015China
ZheJiang ShengYang Science & Technology Co., Ltd.2017China
ZTC (Zhangjiagang Twentsche Cable)2015China

Look for the REELEX Logo on the package

The REELEX trademark is required by the license agreement to be printed on all packages containing REELEX technology. Every package made on a REELEX machine should have a REELEX mark located somewhere on the package. No logo? Think twice about installing that cable!

Over 100 of the worlds most trusted wire and cable manufacturers use REELEX technology. Like an “Intel Inside” logo, the REELEX trademark signifies that the coil inside is a genuine REELEX coil that will work as expected. Don’t see the REELEX logo? Check to make sure your cable is manufactured by a REELEX licensee. If it’s not, think twice about using it. The majority of non-compliant and counterfeit cables use knock-off REELEX packaging. It’s one of the first warning signs that the cable you’re installing may be problematic or even dangerous!

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