By Jesus Milton Rousseau S

With rapid technological innovations and changes in safety and quality standards in electrical, mechanical and electronics domains worldwide, cable and wire products have undergone tremendous change. To appreciate the role of domestic wires and cables manufacturers in keeping pace with global norms, Electronics Bazaar contacted a large number of industry experts and electronics associations, who shared with us their preferences. The result of which is an unbiased listing of leading wires and cables manufacturers in India. We are not ranking them but only listing them in alphabetical order.

Anchor Electricals Pvt Ltd

DL Shah, Chairman


Headquartered in Mumbai, Anchor Electricals is one of the leading manufacturers of electrical components in India. Since its establishment in 1963, it has steadily expanded its business with a belief that while products can be manufactured, it takes nothing less than impeccable quality to create value. In response to the market needs, its product lineup gradually extended to include lighting fixtures, ventilators, ceiling fans, electrical wires and cables, switches and wiring devices, switch gear and protection devices like MCBs, RCCBs and energy meters, etc, making the company the largest ECM manufacturer in India with the largest share in its flagship wiring devices market. Anchor has an unrivaled operating base characterised by brand recognition backed by its 40 years of quality service and the strong appeal of its brand strength to customers; solid sales network that runs all over India and; high manufacturing capacity of its integrated manufacturing system that encompasses mold building, piece parts fabrication and assembly of finished goods. Anchor manufactures over 3,000 products under 20 major product groups. The wide network of Anchor’s 10,000 dealers and more than 300,000 retail outlets enables the company to promptly serve its customers.

Contact details: Marathon Nextgen Innova, off GK Marg, Lower Parel (W) City, Mumbai 400013; Phone: 022 – 30418888/30418731; Website: www.anchor-world.com

Cabletronics Pvt Ltd

Chetan Cabletronics is a young and dynamic company in the electronics sphere, manufacturing a wide range of electronic wires, cables and accessories. Presently, the company is focused on high quality flexible, hook up, panel and LAN cables, marketing them under the brand name ‘Chetan’. The brand is widely recognised and accepted in the electronics, industrial, construction and allied fields. In pursuit of total control over the quality of cables, the company vertically integrated the production to deliver consistent quality at very reasonable price. The company has received ISO 9001: 2008 certification for quality management system, ISO 14001:2004 certification for environmental management system and ISI certification for its quality products. The products can be accessed from a wide network of dealers present in all the major cities of India. Naresh Goyal, director, says, “Our future business strategy is to invest on capital goods, latest technology and offer products at best price.”

Contact details: 45, 2nd floor Angoori Bagh, Delhi 110006; Phone: 01493-516789; Fax: 01493-516788; Email: [email protected]; Website: www.chetancabletronics.com

Electro Cables Industries

Electro Cables Industry is one of the leading manufacturers of wires and cables, catering to the diversified needs of customers and providing them a comprehensive range of wires and cables solutions. The company manufactures ‘WINCAB’ PVC insulated wires and cables that are appreciated for their quality standards. SK Jain, CEO, Electro Cables Industries, says, “Strict quality control ensures reliability of our products, thereby ensuring the safety of our customers. WINCAB products are ISI marked and meet all the norms set by Bureau of Indian Standards. This means these are safe against electrical hazards such as short circuits, over loading and fire.” The company keeps pace with radical transformation in technology and is quick to adopt them. Their products include flexible wires, multi-core cables, submersible cables, control cables, power cables, armoured cables, instrumentation, signal and screen cables, building automation system cables, etc.

Contact details: 178, Chatrapatinagar, Aerodrome Road, Indore; Phone: +91- 0731-2720153, 09993336175, Email: [email protected]

Finolex Cables Ltd

Deepak Chhabria, Managing Director

Finolex Cables, the flagship company of Finolex Group, was established in Pune in 1958. It is one of the largest manufacturers of electrical and telecommunication cables in India. The company started its operation with the manufacture of PVC insulated electrical cables for the automobile industry. Since then, the company has constantly augmented its product range to include PVC insulated electrical wires and flame retardant low smoke electrical wires, PVC insulated single core and multi-core industrial flexible cables, rodent repellent multi-core flexible cables, PVC insulated winding wires, 3 core flat cables, XLPE 3 core flat cables, power and control cables, high voltage power cables (up to 33 kV), polyethylene insulated jelly filled telephone cables, auto and battery cables, co-axial and CATV cables, LAN cables, switchboard cables, fibre optic cables, etc. Finolex has manufacturing facilities at Pimpri and Urse in Pune as well as at Goa and Uttarakhand. The company has ISO 9002 systems certification for all its product lines and plants. Besides, ISO 14001 quality certification has been accorded to its plants in Urse, Goa and Pimpri.

Contact details: 26-27, Mumbai-Pune Road, Pimpri, Pune 411018; Phone: 020-27475963; Email: [email protected]; Website: www.finolex.com

Havells India Ltd

Havells India is over a billion dollar company and one of the fastest growing electrical and power distribution equipment manufacturers in India. Its products range from industrial and domestic circuit protection switchgears, cables and wires, motors, fans, power capacitors, CFL lamps, modular switches luminaires for domestic, commercial and industrial applications to bath fittings covering the entire gamut of household, commercial and industrial electrical needs. Havells group owns some of the prestigious global brands like Crabtree, Sylvania, Concord, Luminance, Linolite and SLI Lighting. With 91 branches or representative offices and over 8,000 professionals in over 50 countries, the group has achieved rapid success in the past few years. Its 8 state-of-the-art manufacturing plants located at Haridwar, Baddi, Noida, Sahibabad, Faridabad, Bhiwadi, Alwar, and Neemrana, and 7 state-of-the-art manufacturing plants located across Europe, Latin America and Africa, churn out globally acclaimed products. It has 20,000 strong global distribution networks for prompt service to customers.

Contact details: QRG Towers, 2D, Sec- 126, Expressway, Noida 201304; Phone: + 91- 120- 4771000; Fax: +91 – 120- 4772000; Email: [email protected]; Website: www.havells.com

Polycab Group

Polycab Group has established itself as one of the leading manufacturers of wires and cables in the Indian market. Today, along with its growing global market, its strong brand name is synonymous with quality and safety. Polycab’s wide range of products serve electrical, telecommunication and other allied sectors. It is one of the largest manufacturers of LT power and control cables, instrumentation and house wires, flexible cables, auto and battery cables, submersible cables, ACSR and AAAC aerial bunched cables, HT cables (up to 33 KV), rubber cables, dry or jelly filled telecommunication cables, CATV and LAN cables. The group has shown great potential with consistently growing at a rate of around 25 per cent per annum over the last three decades. It is dedicated towards total customer satisfaction and strict quality control, making polycab a reliable brand in the market.

Contact details: Polycab House, 1st floor, 771, Pandit Satewelkar Marg, Mahim (West), Mumbai 400016; Phone: 022-2432 7070-74, 2436 2199, 2432 9116, Fax: 022-2432 7075; Email: [email protected]; Website: www.polycab.com

RR Kabel Ltd

RR Kabel, an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, is one of the premier electrical wires and cables manufacturers in India. It has earned the distinction of being the first Asian manufacturer of fire safe cables with halogen free flame retardant insulation and ISO 1400l:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certified. It is also the first Indian company to have international accreditations like BASEC (UK), UL (USA), VDE (Germany), NF-USE (France), PSB (Singapore), SASO (Saudi Arabia), etc. Its range of products include building wires and cables, single or multi-core control cables, armoured and unarmoured cables, shielded cables and braided cables. RR Kabel uses a range of RoHS compliant polymers for insulation and sheathing. It also offers communication cables like telephone and switchboard cables, co-axial cables for CATV networks, 4-pair UTP CAT 5e and CAT6 cables for computer LAN network. It is the first Asian cable maker to have introduced the concentric and compactly laid UNILAY conductor technology. Electrolytic grade class 1, 2 and 5 copper conductors are available as per product line.

Contact details: Corporate office: 305/A, Windsor Plaza, RC Dutt Road, Alkapuri, Baroda 390 007; Phone: +91 265-2321891/92/93; Fax: 91 265–2321894; Email: [email protected]; Website: www.ramratna.com

SBEE Cables (India) Ltd

SBEE Cables is a professionally managed company having its manufacturing facilities as well as administrative office in Bengaluru. The company is engaged in manufacturing a wide range of LT wires and cables. It has been certified with ISO 9001-2000. SBEE Cables was incorporated in 1979 as M/s Mahadev Vidyut Udyog Pvt Ltd manufacturing components for lighting industry till 1995. The company’s name was changed to SBEE Cables (India) Limited on April 1, 2004. After entering wires and cables market in 1995, it gradually specialised in house wires, flexible wire, winding wires, submersible pump cable, power cables, control cables, instrumentation and ABC cables. The company is manufacturing and marketing its products under the brand `SBEE’. They have established a fully equipped ISI standard lab, a modern plant equipped with latest machinery and testing facilities. It is embarking on a large expansion and has already acquired about 20 acres of land in an industrial area on the outskirts of Bengaluru. It plans to expand the product range with higher voltage ratings cables and other special cables.

Contact details: 29, JCW Industrial Estate, 11th KM, Kanakpura Road, Bengaluru 560062; Phone: 80-26662172, 26860166, 26665344; Fax: 91 80 26667339; Email: [email protected]; Website: www.sbeecables.in

UM Cables Ltd

Rajeev Jhawar, Managing Director

UM Cables, a wholly owned subsidiary of Usha Martin Group, is one of the leading manufacturers of communication cables. Presently, 30 per cent of its products are exported to more than 30 countries. Its manufacturing facility is located over 20 acres of land at Silvassa on the west coast of India. The company’s present annual capacity is 3 million pair km of copper cable and 0.5 million fibre km of optical fibre cable. It has set new standards in manufacturing of wire rods, bright bars, steel wires, speciality wires, wire ropes, strand, conveyor cord, wire drawing and cable machinery. With continuous growth in both domestic and international markets, U M Cables, which is Usha Martin Group’s flagship company, has emerged as India’s largest and the world’s second largest steel wire rope manufacturer.

Contact details: 2A, Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata 700 071; Phone: 91 33 39800300; Fax: 91 33 39800400/500; Email: [email protected]; website: www.ushamartin.co.in

Universal Cables Ltd

DR Bansal, CEO

Universal Cables (UCL) enjoys a long track record as one of the top manufacturers of power cables and capacitors in India. Its cables and capacitors are known by the brand name ‘UNISTAR’. The company is supplying up to 220kV cables and capacitor systems. The company is currently focused on developing higher technology products and turnkey solutions. UCL belongs to the MP Birla Group of companies and manufactures extra high voltage, medium voltage, control and instrumentation cables, power capacitors, automatic power factor controls and relay panels. It has a wide product range including low voltage, medium voltage and extra high voltage XLPE power cables up to 500 kV grade, PVC and rubber insulated power cables up to 11 kV grade, control and instrumentation cables upto 1.1 kV for any number of cores or pairs and special rubber cables for trailing or flexible standards to suit customers’ requirements. To meet the growing demand of extra high voltage cables (220 kV and above), UCL has already ventured into this market segment. Apart from manufacturing electrical cables for multifarious applications, it is having a full-fledged division to execute turnkey contracts for various utilities or projects.

Contact details: Universal Cables Ltd, PO Birla Vikas, Satna, Madhya Pradesh; Phone: +91 7672257121 to 27; Fax : +91 7672257131; Email: [email protected]

V-Guard Industries Ltd

V-Guard cables are manufactured in a fully-automated ISO 9001 certified factory at Coimbatore, complying with world class quality standards. The company’s cables use HFT technology and come with a length assurance seal at every 90 metres of length. These high quality cables ensure complete and reliable protection against electrical hazards. The company’s product range includes multi-core flat and round cables, LT power cables and control cables. Mithun K Chittilappilly, executive director, says, “We are India’s first manufacturer to produce three layer insulated wiring cables (using HFT technology). Our future business strategy is to increase production, expand our market and undertake more brand promotion activities.”

Contact details: 33/2905 F, Vennala High School Road, Vennala, Kochi 682 028; Phone: 0484– 3095000; Email: [email protected]; Website: www.vguard.in