The wires and cables industry has moved on from being the small industry it was 20 years back, to a very large industry over the last decade. Predominantly providing challenging opportunities in the field of manufacturing, supply chain and procurement, India as a market, is gaining importance in this industry.
“We have seen a growth for fire survival cables”
We always believed in India as a manufacturing destination and this inspired us to set up our manufacturing unit in India way back in 1996. The Bangalore unit has a capacity to manufacture about 60,000 km of multi-core cables and 78,000 km of single core wires per annum.
Smart Grid technology and implementation will see a boost within two years
If you see, the Ministry of Power has flagged off 14 pilots on Smart Grid that they want to mobilise through tried and tested methods. Of the 14 pilots, one is already awarded in Mysore, and others are on their way. The pilots have all the functionalities of the Smart Grid starting from renewable integration to demand side management, peak load reduction and power quality
Acquisitions are part of our growth engines
Legrand entered India by acquiring Morarjee Dortmund Smith in 1996, which was followed by acquiring Indo-Asian, Numeric UPS, and Adlec Systems. That said, Sameer Saxena, VP-Marketing, Legrand India, told POWER TODAY that the company is looking for right opportunities in ôsmartö space, M&A, and providing customised solutions to rural India.
R Ramakrishnan is the Vice Chairman, Joint MD and Group CEO of the Rs 4,500 Crore Polycab Group. Polycab is one of India´s leading cable & wires company.
Megger India launches new products
Megger launches new communication test equipment NET200 Network performance Tester 200, It is an MTDR (Metallic Time-Domain Reflectometer) device that can measure the cable length and diagnose cable defects such as a break (open), shorted-circuit and sudden change of impedance (such as, repeaters) in graphic and numeric formats.
Safe practices for power cables
Power cable systems have been one of the cutting edges of any process industry. Sanjay Jha shares on how we could achieve better reliability by adopting components more suited to the practical site conditions.The design and selection of the materials used in cable joints and terminations is extremely important for safe power supply to fire prone industries such as oil and gas. Power cable systems are a critical part of the power distribution systems in any process industry.