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Introduction

KEC is one of the leading manufacturers of power cables and telecom cables in India.

It has three state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located in Vadodara (Gujarat), Mysore (Karnataka) and Silvassa (Union Territory). The manufacturing facilities are accredited with ISO 9001 (All 3 facilities), ISO 14001 (Mysore and Silvassa) and OHSAS 18001 (Mysore) certifications.

KEC entered the cables business by acquiring RPG Cables in 2010. RPG Cables with a rich experience of over 5 decades, is one of the oldest and largest fully integrated cable manufacturers in India. It pioneered the production of XLPE cables in India. It has a diverse clientele across industries including power, oil & gas, steel, engineering, electricity supply etc. The company is also amongst the leading Indian exporters of cables. It has a strong pan-India marketing and distribution network comprising dealers and sales offices. The company is well equipped with testing facilities as per various national and international specifications.

With its persistent focus on growth the company has set up a World Class facility at Vadodara (Gujarat, India) to manufacture HT and EHV cables up to 220 kV. The new plant is equipped with state-of-the-art manufacturing and testing facilities sourced from international domain experts to maintain highest standards of quality and safety. The plant is capable of manufacturing corrugated Aluminum sheath and Milliken conductor with conductor cross-sections up to 2000 sq mm with a triple-extrusion insulation line. The plant has an installed capacity of 3,600 cable kilometers annually and has been designed for capacity expansion in the future.

The Vadodara facility has been awarded 'Platinum' rated Green Facility certification from the Indian Green Building Council for its sustainability initiatives in and around the facility. It is India's first Cable manufacturing plant to receive this honour.

RPG Cables has an extensive sales network across the country with sales offices and authorized dealers to serve its customers’ needs. It has a dedicated team for exports which has covered over 50 countries through supply of power and telecom cables. RPG Cables’ brand is approved with all major utilities, EPC companies and electrical consultants in India.

The Company has a capacity to manufacture over 36,000 kilometers (km) of power cables, 0.6 million core kilometers (ckm) of jelly filled telecom cables and 0.365 mn fibre kilometers (fkm) of optical fibre cables. (as of June 2013).

Details are as follows :-

Facility Location Type of Cables Voltage Range Cable Size Manufacturing Capacity
Vadodara(Gujrat) High Tension (HT) power cables 3.3kV to 33kV 2000 sq mm (Aluminum); 2500 sq mm (Copper) 3,000 km/year
Extra High Voltage (EHV) power cables 66kV to 220kV 2000 sq mm (Aluminum); 2500 sq mm (Copper) 600 km/year
Silvassa (Union Territory) Low Tension (LT) power cables Up to 1.1kV Single core: up to 1,000 sq mm; Multi core: up to 630 sq mm 16,800 km/year (including control cables capacity of 9,000 km/year)
Control cables Up to 61 cores (1.5 and 2.5 sq mm)
Flexible wires 1 sq mm to 16 sq mm
Mysore (Karnataka) Low Tension (LT) power cables Up to 1.1kV Up to 300 sq mm 12,000 km/year (including control cables capacity of 3,000 km/year)
Control cables Up to 61 cores (1.5 and 2.5 sq mm)
Flexible wires 1 sq mm to 16 sq mm
Instrumentation cables Pairs, triads, quads 4,200 km/year
Optical Fibre cables (Telecom) NA 2 to 288 Fibre; Uni-tube & Multitube 0.365 million fkm/year
Jelly Filled Telecom Cables NA 2 to 2,400 pair 0.6 million ckm/year