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Prysmian Group announces major distribution deal

Marianne Evans, Digital Editor

01/04/2015

Tags: News

Prysmian Group welcomes the arrival of Comms Centre, the latest distributor of its Draka branded Universal Cabling (UC) Connect system in the UK.
 
This is a new partnership and with Comms Centre looking to extend its business portfolio, Draka’s solution was the perfect fit. A leading distributor of cabling in the UK, Comms Centre operates throughout the UK enabling Draka to increase its installer base.
 
Adrian Austin, UK sales manager for Prysmian Group’s Data Division comments that this appointment will provide Comms Centre’s installers, and their clients peace of mind.  Why?  Because they will know that unlike many of Draka’s competitors, its copper and fibre data cables are produced in its own factories in the UK and EU.
 
Business development manager for the Draka brand, Phil Silvey, said that this was a great opportunity for both companies to grow with initial estimation being that Comms Centre’s existing customer base will be open to switching to the Draka UC systems.  Comms Centre outlets will stock Draka branded Cat5E, Cat6 and Cat6a and UC Fibre (utilising Bendbright bend insensitive fibre as standard).
 
Specified as a complete solution for enterprise and datacentre communications networks, installers will also be able to benefit from the UC Connect System Approved Installer Programme, providing technical training and support for contractors.
 
“This is a great chance get the Draka systems to more customers and an opportunity to develop more UC Connect system installers,” Mr Silvey said. “It’s a good fit for us because both companies focus on good relationships and excellent customer service.”
 
The Draka UC Connect System has been regarded as the most trusted cable brand in the UK and the technical assistance and support provided by the Draka team was one of the reasons Comms Centre managing director, Peter Krovina, is enthusiastic about the partnership. If required, Draka is readily available to provide detail technical information and training to staff and their customers.
 
“We like to offer our customers as much support and technical information as we can on product ranges and UC Connect systems,” Mr Krovina said. “Draka are amazing with the amount of guidance that they supply to us that we can then pass on. We are working very closely with the team at Draka to make sure that the relationships we are building with our customers are strong.”
 
This move comes at a time when Comms Centre reports a sizable increase in demand for high quality copper and fibre optic cabling solutions within the security and IT sectors.
 
Draka, part of the Prysmian Group, has its manufacturing headquarters in Washington, Tyne and Wear from where it supplies its high quality cable products and communications systems.

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