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2011 November
TRATOS SUPPORTS LOCAL STUDENTS Print E-mail
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Tratos Cavi has sponsored ‘Premio Capaccini’ for the 16th year running, awarding the best high school and secondary school students in the vicinity of its headquarters in Pieve Santo Stefano, Tuscany, Italy with cash prizes. 
Following WWII, Egidio Capaccini left the physically and economically devastated Southern Tuscany for Argentina where he was employed in a factory making cables, eventually becoming manager of the factory.  In the early 1960s Egidio returned to Italy, using his experience to establish Tratos Cavi.  Employees were drawn from the remnants of the textile industry that had once flourished in Southern Tuscany as their experience proved useful when it came to covering the cables with textile, as was the practise at that time.
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TRATOS WINS ETHIOPIAN DAM CONTRACT Print E-mail
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Tratos Cavi Spa has been awarded the multi million pound contract to supply the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam with low and high voltage cable.
The new EEPCO (Ethiopa Electric and Power Corporation) dam, which is due to be completed in 2017, is located on the Nile River in North Western Ethiopia and will be the largest in Africa with the capacity to hold up to 66 billion cubic metres of water and generate15,100 Giga WH per year. It will feature two powerhouses at the foot of the dam, one either side of the river, housing ten and five Turbine Units each.  
Tratos was awarded this prestigious contract by Salini Costruttori Spa as a result of the quality of its cable which has to work under high ambient temperatures, its ability to meet the customer’s tight schedule and because of Tratos’ positive environmental record.
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Italian Honorary Consul visited our factory Print E-mail
Italian_Honorary_Consul_UKWe were delighted to welcome Consul Nunzia Bertali of the Liverpool Italian Honorary Consulate on Thursday 27th October to our factory in Knowsley, Merseyside in our 30th year of operation in the UK.
Tratos’ Export Director Dr Maurizio Bragagni provided the Consul with a tour of the premises which have recently benefitted from a £1 million investment to ensure its long term survival as one of the last remaining cable manufacturers in the country. 
We are pleased that the Italian government shows an interest and supports the activity of our companies abroad.
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TRATOS ANNOUNCES NEW COST-EFFECTIVE OVERHEAD CONDUCTOR Print E-mail
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Tratos is pleased to announce the launch of an innovative new MV Overhead Bare Conductor made with annealed aluminium extruded around a supporting steel core. The conductor has been developed in conjunction with Italy’s largest power company Enel SpA, Cesi Ricerca SpA  as a cost-effective alternative to standard Overhead Conductors.
With the cost of copper and aluminium base metals having risen dramatically during the past decade and set to continue, traditional Overhead Conductors are becoming increasingly expensive and are also prone to theft.  The new MV Overhead Bare Conductor developed by Tratos and its partners does not use copper, bringing the cost down.  In fact the new Overhead Conductor has wide ranging cost benefits as not only does it come at a lower price point, but in line operational and end of life dismantling costs are reduced.
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NEW MEETS OLD - MODULAR WIRING SYSTEMS POWERS KINGS CROSS STATION Print E-mail
Modular-Wiring-Systems Modular Wiring Systems has designed, manufactured and supplied modular power and lighting distribution systems for Kings Cross Station in London, a Grade 1 listed building.
Working with English Heritage to protect the station building whilst also transforming it into a world class transport hub, Modular Wiring Systems has designed the distribution systems to run underfloor throughout the station, with the exception of the platforms. Where this is not possible, cables will be run through small 80mm holes in the walls. Such restrictions require exceptional system flexibility, which was found in Modular Wiring Systems’ products and design process.
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MODULAR WIRING SYSTEMS FLEXIBLE SOLUTION PROVES IDEAL FOR COUNCIL’S NEW OFFICES Print E-mail
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Modular Wiring Systems has designed, manufactured and supplied modular power and lighting distribution systems for England’s most environmentally friendly council building ever commissioned.
Birmingham City Council’s new Woodcock Street offices in Aston are the Council’s largest single investment in a new staff workplace in over a Century and boast seven sustainability features, including rainwater harvesting and a brown roof for wildlife.  It will be home to 2200 fixed desks over five storeys, plus areas for non fixed desks for a further 500 staff. 
Modular Wiring Systems has designed, manufactured off site and supplied multi functional power and lighting distribution systems with standard Point to Point and switching and DALI control for the new offices.
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Tratos, invests in UK manufacturing Print E-mail
Tratos_John_LightTratos Cavi Spa, has invested £1 million in its Tratos Ltd. manufacturing facility in Knowsley, Merseyside to ensure its long term survival as one of the last remaining cable manufacturers in the country.
The investment has primarily been made in equipment, including a new £450,000 drum twister and two extrusion lines purchased from the receivers of B3 Cables in Ireland, which have been completely refurbished.  
The extrusion lines are 150mm PVC/PE extrusion line for insulation of power cable conductors or sheathing cable up to 30mm diameter and a multi-purpose line for sheathing cables up to 60mm diameter with PE or PVC plastics; the latter has been purchased with Skaltek pay-off and take-ups.
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