Types of cables produced at this facility include Conventional Copper and Aluminium Cables for telecommunications and signalling, Fibre Optic Cables, MV Cables up to 26/45 kV, HEPR insulation, LV Cables, Service Cables, Waveform Cables, XLPE and HEPR Insulation, Copper Foam Skin Insulation Cables, Instrumentation Cables, Power Inverter Cables, Optical Protection Ground Wires (OPGW) and Overhead Conductors made of either steel and aluminium or aluminium alloy.
Not far from the original site is Tratos H.V (second photo), which began in 1978 as an enamelled wiring company and is now a Centre of Excellence. This is the heart of Tratos, where conductors are produced for all copper and aluminium cables. Metallurgic processes take place at this facility, for copper and aluminium HV cables up to 360 kV. Other products produced here include XLPE and HEPR Insulation, Copper and Aluminium Conductors, MV cables up to 26/45 kV, XLPE and HEPR Insulation, Copper and Aluminium Conductors, Low Voltage Cables, XLPE and HEPR Insulation; Copper and Aluminium Conductors, Telecommunications Cables with foam skin insulation; Copper and Aluminium Ropes; Insulation and Sheathing Compounds, Medium Voltage and Low Voltage Compounds, Halogen Free, Flame Retardant, Oil Resistant, Fire Resistant and Semi-Conductive Compounds.
In 1989, as part of the ethical principles of Tratos to promote development and employment in a depressed region of the country, Tratos purchased a facility in Catania in Sicily (third photo) which is now used for the production of low and medium voltage power cables and signalling cables. Products manufactured here include Medium Voltage Cables up to 26/45 kV, XLPE and HEPR insulation; Copper and Aluminium Conductors, Low Voltage Cables, XLPE and HEPR Insulation, Copper Conductors, Aluminium Conductors and Signalling Cables.
In 1981, Tratos also established a distribution company in the former mining area of UK. Continuing their expansion, Tratos Ltd purchased North West Cables Ltd, based in Knowsley, Merseyside. The product range includes: Single to Multicore Cables, High Temperature Cables, Low to Medium Voltage Cables, Optical Fibres; Instrument Cables, Service Cables, Multicore and Multipair Cables; Cable Distribution, Airfield Ground Lighting Cables, Cathodic Protection and many other cables designed specifically for a wide range of industries such as railways, motorways, energy and telecommunications.
Over the last decade, in order to be based in close proximity to many of its customers, Tratos has established a company in Spain and offices in Germany and China.