Year 1957, when formal international joint ventures were unheard of, The Khatau and Thakersey groups, already renowned names in Indian industry, joined hands with German promoters Siemens and F & G and set up a power cable factory. The new venture commenced operations in Mumbai and began with the manufacture of PVC insulated wire and cables for the first time in India. Three and a half decades later, a second plant was set up at Nashik in Maharashtra. Today, Cable Corporation of India (CCI) is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of power and control cables.
CCI is equipped with state-of-the-art hardware, software and infrastructure to retain its leadership position in the industry. Besides being a household name in the manufacture of high quality cables, the management has played a key role in influencing major decisions and embarking on innovative solutions. Its strong vision, emphasis on team work and customer satisfaction, has earned it repute in international industry circles. Over the years, CCI was represented in CIGRE, Paris and other forums like BIS, IEEMA etc. Its Tropothen-S® XLPE cables have received IEC-840 Certification from KEMA, Netherlands; its testing laboratories have been approved by the South African Standards Institution for electrical items exported to that country; the company is ISO-9001 certified and has exported its products to markets in South Africa, Bangladesh, Mauritius & Middle East.
CCI’s technocrats were one of the first in India to use Aluminium as a substitute for Copper as a conducting material in their cables. They have worked with the Railway and Defense authorities to manufacture special types of cables. Research and development have always been high on their agenda, and they have helped develop industry standards for electric cables and wires.
The company’s range of products includes power and control cables ranging from 660 V to 230 KV, marketed as Tropodur, Tropothen, Tropothen-S®, Tropoflex, Tropoplast and Tropotherm brands. CCI also manufactures specialty cables like HVDC cables, mining cables and aerial bunched cables. CCI was the First Company in India to manufacture and supply Extra High Voltage cables of 220 KV way back in 1994.
As part of its expansion and diversification process, the group has now ventured into the real estate sector through its associate company, CCI Projects Private Limited (CCP). CCP has launched its first project called Rivali Park at Borivali East in Mumbai. Spread over an area of 22 acres with a planned investment of Rs 1000 crore, Rivali Park is one of the largest mixed-use real estate spaces in Mumbai and is expected to redefine the suburb of Borivali.
Since the Indian cable industry is largely unorganized, there are a lot of opportunities for companies like CCI to set benchmark standards. With its excellent quality products and services, it now has its sights trained on making new inroads in domestic and international markets.