Conveniently located in Farringdon, London, Tratos’ new office will help to strengthen existing customer support with local connections further, in addition to allowing the company to develop relationships with key contractors working throughout the capital.
A UK manufacturer of exceptionally high-quality electric and fibre optic cables, Tratos regularly supplies products for a wide variety of applications within the nuclear, oil and gas, defence, fusion and energy sectors, along with specialist cables for several niche markets. Cables are manufactured in modern, sophisticated production facilities with fully trained personnel and technical backup.
In addition to cable manufacture, Tratos supplies a complete customer procurement service for a solutions-based approach. This added value service and the rigorous standards Tratos adheres to have helped set the company apart from overseas competitors.
In addition to the new London office, Tratos has two further sites in the UK, including manufacturing and technical facilities based at Knowsley, Merseyside, which is home to four extrusion lines along with multiple laying machines for up to 100 pairs for instrumentation-type cables and two BX armouring machines for the manufacture of corrugated aluminium/steel armour. Tratos also has two factories in Italy.
The opening of the new London office is part of a substantial ongoing investment by Tratos into the UK cable industry, which includes a recent £1 million investment in the Merseyside manufacturing facility. Ing. Alberto Bertali, Tratos UK non-executive chairman, explains the investment strategy: “As a company with €150 million turnover, we have invested heavily to increase output and grow worldwide, at the same time distinguishing our product from low cost, poor quality, unsafe cable entering the UK market. This is in line with the Approved Cables Initiative (www.aci.org.uk), which aims to publicise the issues of faulty or counterfeit cables and those that are non-compliant with British, European or International Standards.”