Established in 1966 as a family-owned business, Tratos Group has grown into a global cable manufacturer dedicated to delivering global solutions and bespoke engineering expertise. Aiming to achieve soon a certification of a carbon-neutral business and with strong social corporate responsibility, Tratos strives to achieve exceptionally high standards with a focus on driving cable innovation and sustainable growth.
Today it has confirmed its status as a world-renowned cable manufacturer, selling an extensive range of cables to 52 countries, with manufacturing facilities in Italy and the UK and offices worldwide. From cabling for transport networks to a fusion for energy project of world significance, Tratos’ technology is at the forefront of the world’s most significant power, growth, environmental and connectivity projects. Tratos has produced the superconductor for the ITER project, part of Fusion4Energy, via the consortium with ICAS.
Tratos not only develops innovative products for new markets such as the robust flexible cables used in Alternative Power Marine systems known as “cold ironing” and a high visibility reflective and fluorescent cable to increase safety in such diverse applications as Mining and EV charging cables. This level of commitment was recognised in 2019 when Tratos won the Queen’s Enterprise Award for Innovation.
It is also a leader in a number of campaigns such as the Approved Cables Initiative and the Safer Structures Campaign. Tratos has also vociferously campaigned for a real super-fast fibre to the home (FTTH) broadband network for the UK, one with the power and speed to rescue the UK economy and put it back on the winner’s podium.
Tratos not only attempts to make a valuable contribution to the world by minimising the environmental impact of its products, but it also attempts to spread its vision of a sustainable business model among its clients, partners, and followers to embrace a more environmentally friendly approach.
Today Tratos represents a company that changed from a commodities manufacturer to a global brand defined by innovation, commitment to sustainability and quality.
A global company needs a global independent and fully recognised certification body and Tratos has found one in BSI.
The British Standards Institution (BSI, a company incorporated by the Royal Charter), performs the National Standards Body (NSB) activity in the UK. It was established in 1901 as the Engineering Standards Committee. The BSI Kitemark was first registered by BSI on 12 June 1903. BSI has grown into one of the most important and most recognized consumer quality marks.
BSI also offers a broad portfolio of business solutions in addition to the NSB activity that helps businesses worldwide to improve results through Standards-based best practices (such as certification, supplier audit tools, software enhanced reporting, product testing and certification, information products, training, qualifications and educational services).
BSI has shaped best practices for over 100 years, helping organizations around the world embed excellence, and build competence and capability for sustainable growth. In a world of geopolitical challenges, standards and conformity assessment are a common currency for any successful forward-looking enterprise.
Tratos Group regards BSI as its business improvement partner, which fulfils its demands for future growth and transformation to a more sustainable business model.
Both Tratos and BSI are committed to advancing all the UN Sustainable Development Goals; making a positive impact both through our own actions and by helping clients to make sustainable choices.
Like Tratos, BSI is at the core of several initiatives centred around positive climate action, examples being PAS 2060, a standard which supports organizational claims of carbon neutrality, and the Faraday Battery Challenge standardization programme, supported by the UK Government, which centres on innovation in energy storage for electric vehicles.
BSI shares knowledge fosters innovation and instils best practices as the UK’s national standards body. In September 2021, BSI played a key role in drafting the London Declaration, signed at the 75th anniversary of ISO Week in London, which commits ISO to consider the climate impacts in all its standards and facilitates the involvement in standardization of those most vulnerable to climate change. The London Declaration has also been endorsed by the IEC and CEN/CENELEC, two other international bodies that Tratos Group cooperates with regularly.
BSI is the global leader in Assurance Services and among the most respected and reputable management systems certification bodies in the world and is accredited by national and international accreditation bodies including:
- The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)
- American National Standards Institute – American Society for Quality National Accreditation Board LLC (ANAB)
- China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS)
- Raad voor Accreditatie (RvA) in the Netherlands
BSI has played a leading role in developing a new generation of standards to help organizations become better governed and more responsible such as anti-bribery, organizational governance and asset management. BSI has also increased collaboration with experts in new fields such as smart cities, nanotechnologies, cell therapy and Building Information Modelling (BIM).
BSI continue to inspire international standardization: BS 8901 for sustainability management systems for events that were inspired by ISO 20121, which was used in 2012 by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG )and by the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games for truly sustainable events. BSI was also selected to certify the latest G7 and COP 26 for sustainability management systems as those prestigious events adopted ISO 20121.
As a result of these strategic moves, and through more than a century of growth, BSI now delivers a comprehensive business services portfolio to clients, helping them raise their performance and enhance their competitiveness worldwide.
That’s exactly what Tratos Group aspires to achieve through BSI cooperation and continuous innovation!