With continuous investment and expansions at Tratos’ UK and Italy manufacturing facilities has seen significant growth in resource and capability and the opening up of new market sectors for the company’s advanced cable.
In addition to increasing production efficiencies, with faster machines and a purpose-built factory, the company has been careful to invest in the professional development of its people.
Tratos has transformed itself to cope with the speed of its own cable innovation – rapidly accepted by customers – and seen turnover and market share rise significantly.
With a growing reputation for quality, service, health and safety and bespoke solutions with additional benefits for customers, the company’s new corporate video sets out the new-look company and explores the changes and challenges for Tratos across domestic and global markets.
- At its facility in Pieve, Tuscany, an additional £6m funded new machines and infrastructure, creating another 40 new jobs in Italy
- £20m investment at Tratos’ UK base in Knowsley created 40 new jobs
- £15m of this investment pledged to facilitate new state-of-the-art machines and equipment to speed up and increase capacity
- Additional investment in equipment has seen a rise in turnover to £200m
The Knowsley and Pieve factory has also benefited from investment to develop production lines to embrace medium as well as low voltage cable, expanding market opportunities still further.
Tratos completed the construction of the largest Faraday cage test site in Europe, at the company’s headquarters in Pieve Santo Stefano, Italy. Measuring 24m x 16m and standing at 14m high, the new Faraday cage enables Tratos to effectively administer AC resonant tests on site, allowing testing of up to 220 kV of nominal voltage cables, of up to 20 km in length.
Ing. Albano Bragagni, President of Tratos Group said: “By making big investments and having one solid vision of the future, allows us to create new products which I believe will make for a good future”.
Ennio Bragagni Cappacini, Vice President of Tratos Group said: “We live and work in a small village in Tuscany but we export our products all around the world. This year we did a big investment in a new plant in new stranding machinery, putting all of our knowledge and technology into stranding cables”.
Maurizio Bragagni, CEO of Tratos UK said: “The level of investment we’ve dedicated within Italy and the UK, is a clear sign of our future commitment to the countries We continue to put our customers at the heart of our business, innovate products and invest in our staff – all of which has had a positive impact on growth”.