16:11 12.08.2019

Azov Cable Company: Made in Ukraine

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Detailed information about Azov Cable Company: https://bp.ubr.ua/business/azovskaja-kabelnaja-kompanija-azov-cable-company-ltd-3883888.

In world markets, Ukraine is well-known as an important supplier of raw materials. Non-precious metals and agro-industrial products are the main commodities Ukrainian companies have been selling abroad since independence. LLC Azov Cable Company (Azovska Cable Company) is one of those rare Ukrainian enterprises that produce not raw materials, but already finished products, which are unique, high-tech, and in demand all over the world.

Azov Cable Company, Berdyansk

Azov Cable Company Ltd. was founded in 2000 in the city of Berdyansk, Zaporizhia region. The enterprise was established on the basis of the Azovkabel plant, the largest producer of sea cables and long-distance cables in the former Soviet Union. However, there is almost nothing reminiscent of the USSR on the AKK territory. Today, it is a modern industrial complex, located on more than 20 000 square meters. 

The main products manufactured by the Azov Cable Company are low voltage cables, including:

- Power.

- Control.

- Communication. 

These cables are used in nuclear power plants, on submarines, on offshore drilling platforms, and other facilities of high complexity, and therefore they need to meet very special requirements. Compared to conventional cables, those labelled Azov Cable Company can withstand extremely high and low temperatures, increased air and water pressure, and they work under the impact of mechanical damage and in aggressive environments. In addition to cables, AKK releases about 800 tons annually of various insulating materials, as well as rubber and plastic compounds.

Products manufactured by Azov Cable Company are used in:

- shipbuilding

- oil and gas and defence industries

- energetics

- mechanical engineering and other industries. 

The Azov Cable Company employs more than 500 people. These highly qualified specialists have experience in implementing complex projects. Just a few examples include:

Greece: the manufacture of high-reliability cable for Zubr amphibious assault ships.

  • Colombia: the manufacture of cables for a floating crane with a 500-ton lifting capacity.
  • India: the manufacture of cable for the modernisation of the Vikramaditya aircraft-carrying cruiser and the construction of a nuclear power plant in the city of Kudankulam.
  • South Korea: the production of management and control cable for their local spaceport.
  • The main feature and one of the competitive advantages of the Azov Cable Company is its own laboratory and research centre. Here, researchers at the enterprise design products to meet specific requests from customers and develop new technology, which they then introduce into production. One of these new products is the radiation cross-linking of cables. The technology is such that the cables are irradiated, after which they change their structure at the molecular level. This is the best known way to make wires as durable as possible and less susceptible to wear and tear. Radiation exposure is a unique technology. On the territory of the former USSR and in the countries of Europe, only a few enterprises can offer radiation cross-linking of cables and wires to their customers.

    The production of cable-conductor materials can itself be quite harmful to the environment. Despite this, the Azov Cable Company has been granted “green” status. A full environmental management system was introduced at ACC, which aims to:

  • Minimise the use of raw materials in production;
  • Reduce the consumption of electricity and other resources;
  • Control the level of harmful emissions into the atmosphere in accordance with national and international standards;
  • Reduce the amount and safe disposal of waste.
  • According to the company's executives, the Azov Cable Company procures only the most modern and environmentally friendly materials from European suppliers in good standing. The company plans to upgrade and modernise their production facilities in order to further reduce energy consumption and reduce the amount of harmful emissions into the environment.
  • Azov Cable Company, Berdyansk

    News about the Azov Cable Company is regularly published on the official company website. In March 2018, it was reported that the Security Service of Ukraine had blocked an attempt to transport products from the territory of the Azov Cable Company that had allegedly been intended for a military-industrial complex in Russia. A search took place on the territory of the enterprise, which, however, brought no results. This is not surprising, because, according to Vitaly Kara, CEO of ACC, the company ceased any cooperation with military enterprises of the aggressor country back in 2014. As such, you may draw your own conclusions. Despite pressure from the power structures so common for big business in Ukraine, the Azov Cable Company managed to preserve its reputation as a reliable supplier and continues to fully fulfill its obligations to customers from all over the world.

    In June 2019, ACC successfully completed two stages of an audit by Siemens. The Germans assigned the Azov Cable Company the status of a reliable supplier (category A). In the comments, Siemens representatives stated that the level of production organisation and quality control at the Ukrainian enterprise should set an example for other companies in their home countries.