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TOP Cable Companies in india

In today’s world power is as essential as oxygen for life. And to transmit the power, cables play a strategic role in transmitting & distributing the power all across the areas. Here cable companies have to be efficient, reliable and at

the same time responsible for the smooth operation. In the coming edition of Wire & Cable India magazine team WCI brings to you the top cable companies in India who continuously strive for excellence with regards to their manufacturing facilities, financial performance new product developments, expanding market footprints vis-à-vis undertaking corporate social responsibility etc.

Polycab Wires Pvt. Ltd.

India’s No. 1 Cable & Wires Company

Established : 1968

Headquarter : Mumbai, Maharashtra

Branches : Gujarat, New Delhi, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Pune, Andhra Pradesh, Kolkata

Manufacturing Facilities : Daman – 10 units, Halol – 6 units, Nasik – 1 unit

No. of Employees : 8,000

Installed Capacity : Around 180,000 Kms for cables & 150,000 Kms for Wires

Production :

LDC : (2010-11) – 800,000 Kms (2011-12) – 900,000 Kms

Power Cables : (2010-11) – 125,000 Kms (2011-12) – 135,000 Kms

Product Portfolio & Applications :

Low voltage, medium voltage, high voltage & EHV power cables up-to 220 kV. They also produce building wires with FR, FRLS, FRZH grades, single core & multi core flexible wires, submersible wires, co-axial cables, LAN cables. Polycab is working with all major EPC contractors of international repute. They are supplying cables to them within India as well as for overseas projects. Their clientele includes L&T, ABB, BHEL, Siemens, Samsung, Sterling Wilson, Affcons, Bluestar, Voltas, Dushan, Micron, SEPCO, DongFang etc. Cables are being supplied to all major projects sites in India through above contractors. The major projects served by them includes

Railway Projects – Delhi Metro, Mumbai Metro, Bangalore

Airports – Delhi Airport, Mumbai Airport, Hyderabad Airport

Steel Plants – Tata Steel, JSW Steel, JSPL, Essar Steel etc

Power Sector – Tata Power UMPP at Mundra, Adani Power, Reliance Infra

Petroleum Sector – IOCL Panipat, IOCL Paradeep, BORL Bina, BPCL Kochi, MRPL, CPCL, ONGC, Cairn India Rajasthan, Reliance Petro

Information Technology – TCS, Infosys, CTS, HCL

Pharma – Lupin, Hospira, Wokhardt, Ranbaxy

Cement Plant – ACC, Ambuja, India Cement, Wonder Cement, Banana

Port/Terminals – Mundra, JNPT, KPT, Shell Hazira, Petronet

Financial :

Turnover : (2010-11) – Rs. 3,700 crores (2011-12) – Rs. 4,150 crores

Net Profit : Not to be disclosed as privately held company

Growth Rate : 12%

CSR Activities :

Planning to spread education among village masses located near units.

Company has ongoing welfare trust, which takes care of employee need in the critical situation over & above mediclaim and personal accident policy for the employees.

Product / Brand Launches :

The company has introduced solar cable, fire survival wires and lead free wires.

Will enter into consumer business like switch, switchgear, luminaries.

Market Footprint :

Pan India presence with 30 CNF agents, 137 authorized distributors & 4,819 authorized dealers and agents.

Future Plans :

Polycab promises a great combination of business challenges, institution building opportunities and driving change management along with entrepreneurial opportunities.

Intend to make Polycab a strong brand, a great organization, a fantastic team of people and an excellent blend of professional management and entrepreneurial zeal.

Strive to build a great future for team Polycab, with vast dealer network, for all stakeholders. Diversify into new areas in the electrical products industry and in the consumer space. It will now focus on a “Superior VFM” model by enhancing its quality and brand image.

Export forms just 2% of total turnover which they poise to take it to 10% of turnover in next 4 years.

Joint Ventures :

Evaluating multiple alternatives from time to time, which include the areas of EHV, conductors or turnkey projects. Further, they are looking for appropriate technologies and distribution agreements in luminaires.


Sterlite Technologies Ltd.

Connecting every home on the planet

Established : 1988

Headquarter : Pune, Maharashtra

Worldwide offices : China, India, Netherlands, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, Vietnam, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America.

Manufacturing Facilities : Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Technical Support Facility :

Optical fiber – Aurangabad,

Fiber optic & OPGW cables- Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Structured data cables – Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Power conductors – Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Haridwar & Orissa

Power cables – Haridwar

Center of Research &Excellence – Aurangabad

No. of Employees : Approx 1,300

Installed Capacity :

Aurangabad facility has a capacity of 12 million Kms of Optical fiber at the end of 2011-12.

The company is the largest manufacturer of power conductors in the world with a cumulative annual manufacturing capacity of 160,000 MT.

Product Portfolio & Applications :

The company’s scope of services include application assessment, product/solution engineering & design, product/solution optimization, product manufacture & supply, post-supply technical support and product installation training programs. Sterlite’s telecom products and solutions portfolio includes optical fibers, optical fiber cables, data cables, fiber connectivity solutions, FTTx network infrastructure and system integration for telecom, IT and power.

Sterlite has a power products portfolio that includes bare overhead conductors, power cables and OPGW cables.

Financials :

Turnover : (2011-12) – Rs. 2,727 crores

Net Profit : (2011-12) – Rs. 44 crores

CSR Activities :

Sterlite’s sustainable development focus encompasses environmental protection, resource repletion, health and empowerment through education, working in partnership with credible non-profit organizations on a wide spectrum of related projects.

Sterlite consciously works with communities in and around its facilities and geographic radius of influence, with a clear goal, to give back to society in such a way that needs of the weaker sections are responded to and improvements made in the quality of their lives.

New Developments :

In its two core offerings, optical fiber and overhead transmission conductors, Sterlite remains focused on investing in research and development, developing new products and application engineering to meet changing needs of the customers.

• Development of specialized conductor products such as dull conductors that offer superior ampacity and improve the efficiency in high current transmission, ECO conductors for low loss, particularly for wind energy, super thermal alloy conductor and ACSS/ TW conductor that can carry up to 100% more current compared with ASCR of the same size and can operate at temperatures up to 250°C, with zero creep and low susceptibility to Aeolian vibration fatigue.

Development of CAT6A, CAT7 with high fibre count (96F-288F) very small diameter, lightweight and flexible fiber optic cables (i.e: Microduct Fiber Optic Cables) that are suitable for indoor-outdoor duct installation in subducts within existing ducts.

Development of low fiber count (<12F) very small diameter, lightweight and flexible fiber optic cables (i.e. Microdrop Fiber Optic Cables) that are suitable for FTTH drop in duct, aerial and direct buried installations.

Development of Cat6a and Cat7 with FTP i.e. screened version of products for Cat cables will take copper to 40G compliance.

Development of a new family of ITU-T G.657 standards compliant bend-insensitive fiber with low attenuation and improved bend sensitivity for Fiber-to-the-Home(FTTH) Networks.

Engineering improvements in existing manufacturing equipment aimed at improving process efficiency and productivity.

Development of Hybrid drums to eliminate wood consumption in packaging.

Product / Brand Launches :

The year saw the launch of new products namely G657 optical fiber and blown fiber optic cables.

Market Served :

In line with strategic objective of global leadership, company further entrenched its market presence in new geographies like North America and Latin America. With manufacturing concentrated in India and China, offices in 10 countries, Sterlite has managed to increase its market presence in over 75 countries.

EPC Contracts :

Sterlite is executing three projects with a total value of about Rs. 4,000 crores. These transmission systems would evacuate and transmit power through a network of about 2,200 Kms of transmission lines and 2 substations; in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Bihar and Assam.

Future Plans :

Continued volume growth, capitalizing on organic expansions

Increased offerings to our customers by adding new products that ride on innovation and application engineering

Strengthened global presence by entering into new geographies and expanding our customer portfolio

Joint Ventures :

During the last year company started the construction of the optical fiber manufacturing facility in China for drawing of fiber. This is part of a joint venture between Sterlite and Tongguang Group of China viz Jiangsu Sterlite Tongguang Fiber Co. Ltd. (JSTFCL). The project is moving as per schedule and the commencement of commercial production is expected by the last quarter of FY13.


Finolex Cables Ltd.

Finolex brings people together

Established : 1967

Headquarter : Pune, Maharashtra

Branch : Company has 28 branches all over India besides presence in the overseas markets as well.

Manufacturing Facilities : 10 units at Pimpri (Pune), Urse (Pune), Goa & Roorkee (Uttarakhand).

No. of Employees : About 1,500

Installed Capacity : Finolex claims to have the largest capacity to manufacture electrical wires, auto cables, JFTC and others. It has capacity to manufacture power cables upto 66 kV at this moment and this will be expanded upto 500 kV through its JV with J Power Systems.







Product Portfolio & Applications :

.Electrical Cables:

• 1100 V PVC insulated cables – electrification of industrial establishments, electrical panel wiring and consumer electrical goods.

• Motor winding PVC insulated cables and 3 core flat cables – submersible pumps and electrical motors.

• Automotive/battery cables – wiring harness for automobile industry and battery cables for various applications.

• UPS cables – For providing power from the UPS to the computer/appliances in the networking environment.

• Heavy duty, underground, low voltage, power and control cables – connection to the user point from main supply of power.

• Heavy duty, underground, high voltage, power cables – Intra-city power distribution network.

Communication Cables :

• Jelly filled telephone cables (JFTCs) – telephone line connections to exchanges and users.

• Local Area Network (LAN) cables – Indoor and outdoor networking, voice and data transmission, broadband usage.

• PE insulated telephone cables (switchboard cables) – telephone instrument connections to EPABX.

• Coaxial cables – Cable TV network solutions, microwave communications, mobile towers.

• Optic fibre – Principal raw material for optic fibre cables.

• Optic fibre cables – For use in networks requiring high speed transfer of large bandwidth due to voice, image and data transmission.

Financials :

Turnover : (2010 -11) – Rs. 2,036 crores (Net) (2011-12) – Rs. 2,064 crores (Net)

Net Profit : (2010-11) – Rs. 86.8 crores (PAT) (2011-12) – Rs. 98.2 crores (PAT)

Net Worth/Market : Rs. 800 crores

Capitalization : (as on 31st March, 2012)

CSR Activities :

Finolex actively supports the foundations activities in the field of education and medical assistance. The foundation has been instrumental in the setting of Finolex Academy of Management Technology (FAMT), Ratnagiri and the International Institute of Information Technology (IIT), Hinjewadi, Pune. The group has set up a school named Mukul Madhav primary school for the children of the Konkan area at Ratnagiri.

Product / Brand Launches :

The company launched new range of “Speaker Wires” in the communication cable segment. In the lighting division, the latest version of the T5 tube lights and fittings were launched.

Market Served : Domestic – 97.75%, Exports – 2.25%

Market Footprint :

They service customers through the network of over 3,500 distributors and 30,000 retail outlets.

Joint Ventures :

Finolex J-Power Systems Private Limited to supply electrical cables of the 66 kV range. Corning Finolex Optical Fibre Private Limited will market optical fibre.

Source: Annual Report & Information received


KEI Industries Ltd.

The power behind the power

Established : 1968

Headquarter : Delhi

Branch : Pune, Jaipur, Baroda, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Bhopal

Representative Offices : Dubai, Korea

Manufacturing Facilities : Unit-1, Bhiwadi (Rajasthan), Unit-2, Silvassa (Union Territory of D&NH)

No. of Employees : 2,000


Installed Capacity :






Production :






Product Portfolio & Applications :

Low tension (LT), high tension (HT), extra high voltage (EHV) to specialty cables comprising control cables, instrumentation cables, thermocouple extension/ compensating, rubber cables, elastomeric cables, single/multicore flexible wires, submersible cables, braided cables, zero halogen cables, winding wires, house wires, stainless steel wires. Company services the discerning cabling requirements of customers across diverse industries namely power, oil & gas, marine, refineries, railways, automobiles, cement, steel, fertilizers, textile, real estate and material handling.

Financials :

Turnover : (2010-11) – Rs. 1,257.67 crores, (2011-12) – Rs. 1,852.95 crores

Growth Rate : 47.33%

CSR Activities:

The company focuses primarily on education and healthcare services, which are essential in promoting sustainable human development and economic growth. KEI is making donation to ISKCON food relief foundation towards their mid day meals project.

New Developments :

• KEI was awarded the ‘Consumer Superbrand Status’ in the business-to-consumer category in 2011-12.

• Started 220 kV cable manufacturing facility.

• New product development – Silicone FS cable.

• KEI is the only company in India having the DNV Class approval for marine cables as per NEK 606 and IEC 60092-350.

• Various energy conversation steps were undertaken.

Product / Brand Launches :

Unveiled marine & offshore cables, fire survival cables & special range of mining cables.

Future Plans :

• Retail business will continue to remain a priority with all efforts to fortify the dealer-distribution network.

• Adding new verticals for our cables will continue as has in the past.

• Strengthening of EPC division.

• Development of solar cables, loca proof cables, elastomeric locomotive cables.

Joint Venture :

To strengthen the technological and competitive edge, the company has collaborated with BRUGG Kables, a 100 +years old Swiss Company for the manufacture of EHV cables in 2009-10.


Diamond Power Infrastructure Ltd.

The most diversified power and T&D company in India

Established : 1970

Headquarter : Vadodara, Gujarat

Branch : Mumbai, Delhi, Surat, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Indore, Chennai

Manufacturing Facilities : 3 units at Vadodara, Gujarat

No. of Employees : 2500 employees as on March 31, 2012


Installed Capacity :









Production :










Product Portfolio & Applications :

Conductors upto 765 kV, transformers (power and distribution) upto 220 kV, cables (low tension, high tension and extra high voltage) upto 550 kV transmission towers. EPC services like plan, design and commission of power turnkey transmission and distribution projects. Special projects customization and execution of overhead transmission lines, projects substation projects rural & urban distribution projects.

Financials :

Turnover : (2010-11) – Rs. 1,289.04 crores(2011-12) – Rs. 1,743.58 crores

Net Profit : (2010-11) – Rs. 97.6 crores(2011-12) – Rs. 108.4 crores

Growth Rate : 35.23%

Net Worth : Rs. 196.61 crores

Market Capitalization : More than Rs. 300 crores

CSR Activities :

• Promotion of education – Diamond Power has promoted secondary education among the poor to reduce the number of school drop outs so that children can enjoy the fruit of education in the long term.

• Diamond Power has extended a helping hand towards up-liftment of the destitute and downtrodden children of the society.

• The company has initiated Vadodara Marathon, an independent non-profit company that undertakes the activity of conducting annual marathons in Vadodara; with an objective to raise money and momentum every year for a cause.

• On the health care side company undertakes blood donation camps, eye care camps, 24×7 ambulance service etc.

• Provide medical facilities to poor and arranged free medical camps for the improvement of health in rural care.

• For preserving environment the company undertakes the tree plantation program and water conversation practices.

New Developments :

• Did capacity expansion of LV & HV cables units.

• Setup EHV cables manufacturing up to 550 kV setup transmission tower units.

• Acquired strategic stakes in Utkal Galvanizers and Maktel Control & Systems.

• Acquired controlling stake in Danke Controls.

• Commenced production of power transformers.

• Commissioned a modern plant to produce transmission towers aggregating 48,000 MTPA.

• Established vertical lead extrusion facility as well as the aluminum extrusion facility for cables, ranging from 66 kV and more.

• Forayed into wind energy; purchased 6.3 MW windmills near Kandla, Gujarat from Suzlon Energy.

• Recent forayed into consumer-led products like electrical panels, consoles & marshaling kiosk, control cabinet (meter box), control panels and MV switchgear panels etc.

• Presently scaling up the value chain to cater to 440 kV segment.

• Company has started its 100% owned offshore Holding Company, Diamond Power Global Holdings Limited in Dubai, U.A.E.

Product / Brand Launches :

Extra high voltage cables, transmission tower and power transformers (under brand name APEX)

EPC Contracts :

During the year, the company participated in tenders worth Rs. 1200 crore+ across diverse geographies including, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, etc. The company will further strengthen its presence in Middle East and African states.

Market Footprint :

100 plus distributors across 16 Indian cities

Future Plans :

• Laid the foundation for the next phase of expansion programme in cables division to commence expansion activity in 2012-13 proposed outlay of Rs. 770 crores.

• The company plans to expand its conductors manufacturing capacity to 150,500 MTPA from the current capacity of 50,500 MTPA.

• Increase its rod manufacturing facility to 122,000 MTPA from 32,000 MTPA.

• It will also install additional 3 medium voltage cable lines, each with an installed capacity of 2,500 Kms, which will augment the current capacity of 5,600 Kms to 12,700 Kms.


Havells India Ltd.

Powerful, Sustainable & Energy Efficient Solutions

Established : 1971

Headquarter : Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Manufacturing Facilities : Company has altogether 21 manufacturing units globally out of which cable facility is situated in Alwar, Rajasthan

No. of Employees : Total 7000


Product Portfolio & Applications :

LT & HT flame retardant & flame retardant low smoke (FLRS) cables, power & control cables and insulated cables up to 66 kV.

Financials :

Turnover : (2010-11) – Rs. 3,045.60 crores (cables segment contributed Rs. 1232 crores) (2011-12) – Rs. 3,830.56 crores (cables segment contributed Rs. 1593 crores)

Net Profit : (2010-11) – Rs. 373.81 crores (2011-12) – Rs. 310.29 crores

Growth Rate : 25%

Market Capitalization : Rs. 7,000 crores

CSR Activities :

• The company undertakes CSR activities on a significant scale through QRG Foundation, a Trust instituted by the group. During the year it has donated a sum of Rs. 6 crores to QRG Foundation dedicated to support social and philanthropic causes.

• Company focuses primarily on education and healthcare services, which are essential in promoting sustainable human development and economic growth.

• Havells is providing mid-day meals close to 30,000 students of primary schools in Alwar District. And enhancing the number of children being catered to about 50,000 this year.

New Developments :

• In 2011, Havells doubled its manufacturing capacity from worth Rs. 1,200 crore per annum to Rs. 2,400 crore per annum by investing around Rs. 120 crore to modernize and expand the capacity of the plant.

• Technology upgrades were carried out in 66 kV EHV cable plant with corrugated Aluminium Sheath.

• Development of fire survival cables and solar cables were undertaken and also putting technology to produce instrumentation cables.

• Most technological upgraded product such as cable with water blocking conductor, cables for safety/alarm system, which survive even under fire condition have been introduced through innovation.

• The company is setting up infrastructure for 220 kV grade cable.

• Company has expanded the whole range of LT, HT and EHV cables, which has been upgraded from 33 kV to 132 kV.

• Planning to set up an R&D lab at Alwar, which shall be NABL accredited in due course of time.

• To provide the timely deliveries Havells has created very big infrastructure by setting up 26 warehouses at all important locations across the country.

• Recently, Havells has also opened 15 new branches towards a step in the same direction.

Product / Brand Launches :

• Recently launched the wire with the name S3 which demonstrate the 3 value added safety features like high insulation resistance, ROHS compliance (lead free wires), anti-termite and anti-rodent.

Market Footprint :

• As a group Havells has 50,000+ retailers & dealers globally and has presence across 5 continents and 50 countries.

Future Plans :

• Brand building and sustaining leadership position across its product categories.

• Pursuing attractive export destinations.

• Strive for global leadership.

• Technology up-gradation and new product development is an on-going process.

• Continue to invest in research, quality, safety and the environment.

• Pursue growth opportunities, which are strategic to its intents and will have the potential to create greater value for its shareholders.

• Source: Annual Report & WCI interview


Gupta Power Infrastructure Ltd.

Making Life Better on Earth

Established : 1961

Headquarter : Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Branch : Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Raipur, Ranchi

Manufacturing Facilities : Khurda (Odisha) Kashipur (Uttarakhand) Chennai (Tamilnadu)

No. of Employees : 575

Installed Capacity : 95,000 MT

Production : 183,000 MT


Product Portfolio & Applications :

High-voltage cables up to 66kV, LT power/control, instrumentation, thermocouple, signaling cables as per RDSO specification, various types of conductors including HTLS in the state of odisha.

Financials :

Turnover : (2010-11) – Rs. 989.38 crores (2011-12) – Rs. 1262.59 crores

Net Profit : (2010-11) – Rs. 24.58 crores (2011-12) – Rs. 31.71 crores

Growth Rate : 27.61%

Net Worth/Market : Rs. 183.24 crores


CSR Activities :

The company is involved in upbringing of under privileged children by taking up the cause of their education and wanted to contribute further to the society and working on other projects of CSR.

New Developments :

• Manufacturing of HT power cables up to 66kV with CCV technology inert gas curing.

• G Trans Al 59 special alloy conductor.

• G Trans STACIR (Invar) conductor.

• G Trans ACSS conductor.

• Strategic agreement with Mercury Cable and Energy towards manufacturing of G Trans HVCRC conductor.

Product / Brand Launches :

• Railway signal cables as per RDSO specifications.

• House wires.

Market Served :

• Domestic – 85%, Exports – 15%

• EPC contracts:

• NESCL-NTPC Electric Supply Company Limited – construction/augmentation of power distribution network.

• Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Paradip Raipur Ranchi Pipe line Project – construction of 33kV new line from 132/33kV Sambalpur grid substation to proposed booster pumping station of IOCL at Sambalpur, Odisha.

Future Plans :

Plan to start manufacturing of EHV up to 220kV with accessories in the near future.

Joint Venture :

Signed an agreement with Mercury Cables, USA for manufacturing of composite conductors which will enhance the transmission efficiency.


KEC International Ltd.

Your vital link!

Established : 1959

Headquarter : Mumbai, Maharashtra

Branches : Delhi, Jaipur, Ludhiana, Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Baroda, Indore

Manufacturing Facilities : 4 units at Silvassa (LT & Housewiring), Mysore (LT, Telecom, Instrumentation), Thane (HT, EHV), Vadodara (HT, EHV).

No. of Employees : 550


Installed Capacity :

• LT – 26,400 Kms

• HT – 2,400 Kms

• EHV – 1,800 Kms

• Telecom – 965,000 Kms

Production :





Product Portfolio & Applications :

LT, HT, EHV – underground cabling, copper telecom, OFC, flexibles, instrumentation, control, turnkey solutions.

Financials :

Turnover : (2011-12) – Rs. 570 crores (figure for cables segment)

Net Profit : (2011-12) – Rs. 6.02 crores (PBT)

Growth Rate : Over 25% CAGR in last five years

Net Worth : Rs. 1,107 crores

CSR Activities :

Organizing world AIDS day.

Organizing blood donation camps and pulse polio immunization camps at plants.

Saksham – teaching underprivileged children by adopting ITIs through employee participation.

Green certification from IGBS for Vadodara plant for soil and water conservation.

KECIL, Mysore successfully initiated using of Jatropha Bio Diesel for fork lift from 18th May 2011.

New Developments :

Setting up new green field facility for EHV cables upto 220 kV.

Product / Brand Launches :

Instrumentation cables, 220 kV EHV cables.

Market Served :

Exports market is 12% of total revenue.

EPC contracts :

Over the last two years they have managed 10 EPC contracts worth over Rs. 35 crores.

Market Footprint : 16 dealers across the country

Future Plans : Expanding instrumentation cables capacities, increasing export presence, increasing channel sales, becoming one of the top 3 cable manufacturers in India by sales and profitability.

Joint ventures : Seeking joint venture/technical collaboration for 220 kV cables.


Universal Cables Ltd.

The name that leads the rest

Established : 1962

Headquarter : Satna, Madhya Pradesh

Branch : Banglaore, Baroda, Chennai, Mumbai, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, New Delhi


Manufacturing Facilities :

• Cables and Capacitors at Satna, Madhya Pradesh

• Optic Fibre at Verna, Salcette, Goa

No. of Employees : 1,180 employees as on 31st March, 2012

Product Portfolio & Applications :

XLPE power cables, PVC power cables, elastomeric cables, control & instrumentation cables, specialty cables, LV & HV capacitors, optical fibre cables. Company undertakes the complete solution package for underground power transmission involving system design, supply of cables, cable jointing and termination, laying, installation and commissioning. It also specialize in cable jointers with expertise and long experience upto 220 kV class cables.

Financials :

Turnover : (2010-11) – Rs. 591.33 crore (2011-12) – Rs. 681.63 crores

Net Profit : (2010-11) – Rs. 17.80 crores (2011-12) – Rs. (13.93) crores

Growth Rate : 15.27%

CSR Activities :

Provides training and development programmes to its employees by sponsoring them to various in-house programmes and other courses offered by the reputed institutes.

The company is committed to establish risk-free and zero accident work environment.

The company is maintaining residential colony for its employees at Satna with necessary facilities.

New Developments :

Introduced 18/30 kV grade medium voltage halogen free, fire retardant, low smoke EPDM insulated rubber cable for 2 MW wind turbine generator.

Developed special elastomeric sheathing as an alternative to conventional sheathing compound.

Developed contact-less temperature measurement system for measuring on line temperature of conductor.

Introduced automatic power factor improvement control and relay panels with vaccum switching system upto 11 kV.

Market Footprint :

In capacitor segment few export orders from Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, etc have been successfully executed by the company during the year.

Future Plans :

Development of thermal and radiation resistant LSOH type FS and Non-FS MV power cables.

Development of solar based control panels for lighting use.

Development of dynamic power compensation systems for railways.

The company is exploring new markets/buyers in the domestic/international markets to increase volume of business.

The company is adopting new market strategies and creating new revenue streams to boost sales further with remunerative prices.

The company has and is further taking various initiatives to save on the cost so as to improve the profitability of its products.

The company is resorting to sourcing of material from domestic market wherever possible to reduce exposure on account of foreign exchange.

Joint Venture :

Birla Furukawa Fibre Optics Limited (BFL), a joint venture between Universal Cables & Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Japan, to capitalize on the emerging business opportunities in the optical fibre market. Know-How and technical assistance from Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Japan for manufacture of 132kV to 400kV XLPE cables by continuous vulcanization (CV) process using VCV Line has been absorbed.

Birla Ericsson Optical Limited, a venture promoted by Universal in association with Vindhya Telelinks Limited and Ericsson Cables AB.

Source: Annual Report


R R Kabel

Wire Nahin Bharat ki Nubz Hai Hum

Established : 1995

Headquarter : Mumbai, Maharahtra

Branch : Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi, Kerala, Indore

Manufacturing Facilities : 2 units at Silvassa and Vadodara

No.of Employees : Over 1,500

Product Portfolio & Applications :

Halogen free flame retardant (HFFR) cables with unilay , a uni-laid strand conductor technology to flamex-FRLSH, low smoke and flame retardant cables to the premium RR unilay.

Financials :

Turnover : not to be disclosed

Net Profit : not to be disclosed

Growth Rate : 7-8%

CSR Activities :

Aim to work towards continual care and betterment of human resources and provide a growth opportunity to every committed and hard working individual.

Work towards the betterment of the rural areas. Basic needs like education & tribal welfare have been identified as the key areas where the group wishes to contribute.

Product / Brand Launches :

Introduced LT wire range

Future Plans :

An ambitious growth plans in sectors where they have presence and in new products as well. The aim is to offer the best products quality services worth the value that are designed and manufactured to create better living conditions and become a complete electrical and infrastructure solution provider ensuring an easier, safer and more comfortable life for our customers.


Cable Corporation of India Ltd.

Total Cable Service : From Concept to Commissioning

Established : 1957

Headquarter : Mumbai, Maharashtra

Manufacturing Facilities : 2 units at Nashik, Maharashtra

No. of Employees : 492

Installed Capacity : 30,617 Kms

Production : (2009-10) – 5,062 Kms (2010-11) – 4,521 Kms (2011-12) – 3,824 Kms

Product Portfolio & Applications :

Company is engaged in the business of manufacturing and sale of power cables, execution of turnkey cable contracts, providing cable related solutions & trading products. The company caters to the demands of transmission & distribution sectors of power Industry, power generation projects and all industrial sectors.

Financials :

Turnover : (2010-11) – Rs. 183.68 crores (2011-12) – Rs. 158.75 crores

Net Profit : (2010-11) – Rs. 15.73 crores (2011-12) – Rs. (19.87) crores

Growth Rate : (14%)

New Developments :

Company has completed the commissioning of its second EHV cable manufacturing facility with CCV technology with an approximate capital outlay of Rs. 40 crores.

Development of 400kV cables.

Improvement of process technology related to high voltage/EHV cable manufacture.

Development of smooth conductor for HV.

Development of copper segmental conductor for 2500 sq.mm for EHV cable.

Development of technology for manufacture of 2500 sq.mm 400 kv XLPE cable.

EPC Contracts :

Executed many of the EHV projects on turnkey basis. e.g. RRVPNL for 132 kV, 1c x 800 sq mm, copper conductor, Al sheathed cables, qty – 36 km, TNEB for 220 kV, 1C x 1200 sq mm. lead sheathed cable qty – 129 km. Recently executed the complete turnkey project for 220 kV 1C x 800 sq mm AL sheathed cable Jaypee Sports International for the Formula 1 car racing project in Greater Noida, near Delhi.

Market Footprint :

Operates from four regional sales offices in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai & Chennai.

Future Plans :

Company has shifted most of its manufacturing activity from Borivali to Nashik. The shifting and up-gradation of machinery will be completed in the current year.

In future, R&D activities will be directed in reducing the material cost, in-process defects of cables and developing newer technologies suitable for emerging trends.

Efforts towards technology absorption, adaptation and innovation will be carried out.

Development of various cables catering to specific requirements of power transmission at HV & EHV will be the focus of the company.

Joint Venture :

CCI was started in 1957 with technical collaboration with Siemens AG. As on date all technology has been absorbed & no collaboration exists. The EHV manufacturing & engineering technology was absorbed from Mitsubishi Japan.


Paramount Communications Ltd.

Established : 1994

Headquarter : New Delhi

Branch : Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Lucknow, Chandigarh

Manufacturing Facilities : 2 units at Rajasthan & Haryana

No. of Employees : 1,000

Installed Capacity : 121,200 Kms

Production : (2009-10) – 35,139 Kms (2010-11) – 43,225 Kms (2011-12) – 57,070 Kms


Product Portfolio & Applications

LT & HT Power Cables: Power Sector

LT & HT AB Cables: Power Sector

Control & Instrumentation: Railway/Power

Railway Signaling: Railway

OFC: Telecom/Space/IT

Telecom: Telecom

Building Wires: Domestic

Auto Wires: Automobile

Financials :

Turnover : (2010-11) – Rs. 415.79 crores (Gross) (2011-12) – Rs. 507.72 crores (Gross)

Net Profit : (2010-11) – Rs. (101.57) crores (2011-12) – Rs. (58.35) crores

Growth Rate : 22.10%

Net Worth/Market : Rs. 112.02 crores (paid up Capitalization capital+ free reserves as on 31.03.2012)

CSR Activities :

Company organizes frequent blood donation camps at all Paramount offices.

The company regularly donates artificial limbs for physically challenged people.

Paramount is also a supporter of the Rotary Vidya Kendra, an initiative which runs a high quality crèche for underprivileged children.

Paramount regularly donates necessary fixtures to the Government school situated next to its works in Khushkera, Rajasthan.

Product / Brand Launches :

Tactical cables for Defence application, Auto cables, Fire survival cables

Market Served :

Domestic – 90%, Exports – 10%

Market Footprint :

More than 100 (trade channel partners)

Future Plans :

To grow from Rs. 500 crores to Rs. 750 crores

Joint Ventures :

Subsidiary Company: AEI Cables, U.K, Associate Company: Paramount Wire & Cables Ltd. Negotiations are going on for joint venture with some of the clients.


Cords Cable Industries.

Leading manufacturer of C&I cables in the country, with quality products & services and can execute large value/volume orders in shortest delivery period

Established : 1987

Headquarter : New Delhi

Branch : Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Bangalore

Representative Office / Agent : Germany, Bahrain, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia

Manufacturing Facilities : 2 units at Chopanki & Kaharani, Rajasthan

No. of Employees : 800

Installed Capacity : 65,000 Kms

Production : (2009-10) – 21,305 Kms (2010-11) – 22,544 Kms, (2011-12) – 28,966 Kms

Product Portfolio & Applications :

FireSave – fire survival cables

Cords ToxFree

Cords EPR/Silicon rubber insulated cables

Cables for oil & gas – cords oil resist & cords super oil resist cables

Cords Fieldbus cables – They are used to carry the signals between the field devices and the networks.

Cordsol – PV solar cables

Cables for water desalination

Special custom designed hybrid cables

Financials :

Turnover : (2010-11) – Rs. 289.61 crores (Basic), (2011-12) – Rs. 376.80 crores (Basic)

Net Profit : (2010-11) – Rs. 5.37 crores, (2011-12) – Rs. 5.36 crores

Growth Rate : 30%

Net Worth/ Market Capitalization : Rs. 98.83 crores

CSR Activities :

Providing financial assistance to handicap and meritorious children of workers.

Plantation of plant & tress on regular basis so that we all can get better quality of air.

New Developments :

Commissioned state-of-art automated Kaharani Plant at Bhiwadi.

Doubled the capacity in C&I cables.

Commissioned new facility for silicon rubber cables.

Development of special cables for metros and railways.

Product / Brand Launches :

Solar PV cables, fieldbus cables, EPR / silicon rubber insulated cables, low temperature cables, green cables for application in off-shore installations.

Developed special balise cables for the railways.

Developing some special cables for metro railways.

Market Served : Domestic – 85%, Export – 15%

Market Footprint :

Apart from India they are major supplier of cables for power, hydro carbons, steel, cement and metro projects & process industries and are also exporting their products globally to over 20 countries.

Future Plans :

Cords had extensive plans for modernization, reducing internal operating costs, diversification into new cable products and entering new industry sectors, markets.

Development of several special cables for railways.

To strengthen our rubber cables portfolio.

Any joint ventures : N/A


Apar Industries Ltd. (Unit: Uniflex Cables)

Established : In 1981 (now known as Apar Industries Ltd. – Unit: Uniflex Cables)

Headquarter : Mumbai, Maharashtra

Branch : Delhi, Chennai, Delhi, Bangalore, Baroda

Manufacturing Facilities : Umbergaon, Gujarat

No. of Employees : 650 approx (Unit: Uniflex Cables)

Product Portfolio & Applications :

HT XLPE power cables upto 33 kV, 1.1 kV LT PVC / XLPE power and control cables, aerial bunched cables, instrumentation screened cables, copper flexible single and multicore cables, fire survival wires & cables, elastomeric (rubber) cables up to 33 kV, ship wiring and underwater cables, trailing (composite & with integrated fiber optic) cables, submersible flat cables, fluoropolymer cables, welding cables, optical fiber cables (including fire survival type), wind mill cable, anti power – theft cables, solar cable as per TUV specification, specialty cable. These cables are supplied to various industry segments viz., petrochemicals, steel, cement, nuclear power, power utilities, defence, telecommunication, metros, and shipbuilding etc.

Financials :

Turnover : (2011-12) – Rs. 350 crores

Growth Rate : 20-25%

New Developments :

Over the years the company has developed

Antitheft cables (stoppage of unmetered power from the discom systems)

Solar cables for solar plants

Fire survival cables & wires to withstand 950 degree for 3 hours

CRD cables

Instrumentation cables with corrugated steel armoured

Water blocked covered conductors

Optic fibre cables with fire survival properties

High temperature cables

Hybrid cables

Market Footprints :

Company exports over 33% of its production of power cables & control cables to various countries.

Future Plans :

Company is setting up electron beam cross-linking facility for various cables.


V-Guard Industries Ltd.

The name you can trust

Established : 1977

Headquarter : Kochi, Kerala

Manufacturing Facilities : 2 units for PVC insulated wires in Kashipur and Coimbatore

No. of Employees : Total 1,750


Installed Capacity :

• 400,000 coils per month

• LT power and control cables 12,000 Kms per year

Product Portfolio & Applications : Wiring cables


Turnover : (2010-11) – Rs. 737.74 crores, (2011-12) – Rs. 1,006.78 crores*

Net Profit : (2010-11) – Rs. 39.70 crores (PAT), (2011-12) – Rs. 50.80 crores

* Wire & Cable segment contributed 34% of the overall turnover of the company during 2011-12 i.e. Rs. 340 crores.

Growth Rate : 36.45%

CSR Activities :

The social welfare fund was created out of the goodwill of the employees who collate funds and donate towards cost of medicines for the poor in the cancer ward at the Ernakulam general hospital.

New Developments :

The company has successfully completed all the projects of the initial public offer i.e. construction of LT cable and building wire factories at Coimbatore and Kashipur respectively.

The company intends to spend another Rs. 18 crores during 2012-13 to enhance the capacity to 650,000 coils per month.

Compaction dies were introduced in bunching of copper wires in cable unit.

Wire tension controller was designed and fabricated in-house and put into use in extruder-A, of cable unit to reduce the number of wire breaks and to increase the productivity of the machine.

Introduction of centering rod system at cable unit to set centering of the tooling faster and to acquire uniform PVC/XLPE coating.

Online welding of Aluminium rod was introduced in rod break down machine to reduce the setup time.

Aluminum wire breakages in rod break down machine due to the wetness of coils has been controlled by replacing PCD dies in the entry level in the place of TC dies, thus resulting in reduction of scrap generated and loss of production time.

Product / Brand Launches : Introduced wiring cables with HFT technology.

Market Served : South India contributes 75% and 25% comes from the newer markets.

Market Footprint : Over 9,500 retailers, 208 distributors and 353 service centers spread across all states in India except North-East and Jammu & Kashmir.

Future Plans :

In line with the growth plans, it is proposed to take up new projects to increase production capacity of house wiring cables at Kashipur.

Company is planning to increase the channel partners, by adding more distributors, direct dealers and suppliers for outsourced products.

Source : Annual Report & WCI interview


Shilpi Cable Technologies Ltd.

Established : 2006

Headquarter : New Delhi

Manufacturing Facilities : Unit 1 – Bhiwadi and Unit 2 – Chopanki

No. of Employees : 354

Product Portfolio & Applications :

RF cables, connectors, jumper cable, accessories, 75 ohms cables, PCM cables, power & control cable, auto cable, battery cable. The company is engaged manufacturing and trading of automobiles, telecom and other cables and accessories.

Financials :

Turnover : (2010-11) – Rs. 232.01 crores, (2011-12) – Rs. 463.20 crores

Net Profit : (2010-11) – Rs. 13.35 crores, (2011-12)- Rs. 18.62 crores

Growth Rate : 99.64%

Market Footprint :

The company supplies to OEM and telephone operators.

Future Plans :

To be the number one leader in automobile and telecom segment.


LS Cable India Pvt. Ltd.

Your No. 1 Creative Partner

Established : In 2007 (subsidiary of LS Cable & System, Korea)

Headquarter : Gurgaon, Haryana

Branches : Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata.

Manufacturing Facilities : Bawal, Distt. Rewari, Haryana (coaxial cable and RF antenna plant, a power cable plant and an anechoic chamber for testing of BTS antennas)

Product Portfolio & Applications :

Power cables : extra high voltage (upto 400 kV), high voltage, medium voltage, low voltage cables

Communication wired : RF Cables, OPGW

Communication wireless : BTS antenna for mobile network; GPON, EPON for FTTH solution

LS RF total solution includes antennas, cables, surge arrestors, combiners and other accessories required for an efficient mobile network as well as well as the antennas, splitters, repeaters, combiners. LS FTTH solutions, provides an elegant last mile solution to the myriad communication necessities of today’s world. LS data centre solution ensures superior performance and trouble free networks by providing cutting-edge in-building network infrastructure. It also provides specialized, secure, encrypted and customized solutions to military, navy and air force, ranging from tactical fiber optic cable to satellite communication equipment and all the relevant accessories.

CSR Activities :

The CSR activities of the LS family have traditionally been focused on the following areas:

Old age support offered in form of food, living essentials, company and care.

Support for the disabled, especially the blind.

Disaster relief contributions.

Support to orphanages and other disadvantaged children.

Support to families of war veterans.

Support to educational initiatives by instituting scholarships.

In India too the company has followed the same trajectory of contributing to the welfare of the society at large. From extending support to disaster ravaged communities to initiation of the process of scholarships to supporting the state government’s initiatives aimed at alleviating misery. The company’s HR department also regularly implements training and knowledge sessions to add to the skill sets of its employees. Language enhancement skills and legal literacy classes are just two such initiatives.

New Developments :

The major developments include the production and sale of RF antennas, the construction of the power cable plant and the production and sale of power cable in the Indian market.

Product / Brand Launches :

Multi-band leakage coaxial cable

Specialty cable for mining industry

High voltage cables for eco friendly vehicles

Reeling cable with fiber optics

NFC features & wireless charging together in a battery cover

Fire-proof cable

Market Served :

Major service integrators of Indian market – Ericsson, Huawei, Alcatel, ZTE, Vodafone, Uninor, Idea, Bharti Airtel, Reliance, and others. The domestic and exports ratio is 70:30.

EPC Contracts :

LS Cable & System India has undertaken more than 30 EPC contracts in different locations across the country and 13 such projects are currently ongoing. In association with PGCIL and other state corporations, these contracts have been discharged in Eastern and North-Eastern regions, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, UP, Orissa, New Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Haryana.

Future Plans :

The company aims at becoming a pivotal partner in the development and refurbishing of the Indian infrastructure. Aim to utilize its vast experience and latest technologies to provide the most efficient solutions to the communication and energy needs of the Indian infrastructure market. Their core competency lies in innovation, which helps them in providing sustained solution. It is this ability that has served the company well all over the globe and hopes to help lay the foundations of a stronger economy by utilizing its core strength in India.


General Cable Energy India Pvt. Ltd.

The Power of Safety

Established : 2009

Headquarter : Gurgaon, Haryana

Branch : Gurgaon, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Vadodara, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai

Manufacturing Facilities : Baddi, Himachal Pradesh

No. of Employees : More than 200

Product Portfolio & Applications :

Building wires & flexibles, power & control cables, instrumentation cables and overhead conductors

CSR Activities : Encourage girl education, 4 pillars of CSR-innovation, safety, sustainability and citizenship

New Developments : Got UL certified for building wires

Product / Brand Launches : ACSS conductors/phelps dodge branded cables

Market Served : Pan India, US, Middle East, Oceania region, South East.

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