The deal grows the group turnover to £20 million with 75 employees in the U.K. and 150 million Euros with 350 employees worldwide.
The electrical cable division is involved in most sectors including Telecommunications (Copper and Optical Fibre), Fire Resistant/Low Smoke Zero Halogen; Oil, Gas and Shipwiring; Medium and Low Voltage Energy; Motorways; Rail and Underground; Control/Instrumentation; Special application flexible trailing and drum reeling cables amongst others.
John Light, Group Managing Director, U.K. believes “the purchase is of strategic importance to give us a manufacturing operation here particularly as it is based in what was once the heartland of the British cable industry and brings on board the vast experience of many personnel including Neil Ancell who will continue in his role as Managing Director. This at a time when many companies are downsizing in the U.K. to manufacture elsewhere, often in areas with less ethical employment policies than those operating in Europe.
In addition taking over the Modular Wiring Systems Ltd. business puts us at the forefront in this area which is based on a rapidly and easily installed modular sub-circuit distribution system prefabricated off-site, as we are able to offer a product with more control over the quality than most competitors as cable, armouring and assembly will be fully regulated in house.”
Whilst already established in the U.K. the group aim to develop their current client base and new ones looking for improved delivery times, whilst maintaining recognised quality certification including BASEC; Lloyds Register and LPCB
Photo – NWC TRATOS 2008 – From Right Dr Maurizio Bragagni Export Director Tratos – Mr Germano Bragagni Director Tratos Cavi Spa- Mr Neil Ancell Managing Director North West Cables Ltd- Mr Ennio Bragagni Capaccini CEO Tratos Cavi Spa- Mr Roy Hindley President North West Cables Ltd- Ing. Albano Bragagni President Tratos Cavi Spa- Mr John Light Managing Director Tratos Ltd.