Hindustan Cables Limited (HCL), a Government of India Undertaking, under the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises is a pioneer in the field of telecom cables in India.
The Company was set up at Rupnarainpur, West Bengal in 1952 to make the country self reliant in the manufacture and supply of various types of telecom cables.
Over the years the Company with an investment of about Rs. 576 crores*, has grown from a single unit, single product organisation to multi-unit, multi-product entity with units located at Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh, Naini Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh and Rupnarainpur in West Bengal.
The Company took over management of Machine Tool Works, Narendrapur in Calcutta from Cycle Corporation of India in 1984.
The Company has a manpower of 1872 as on 01.01.2013.
The Company’s main products are Jelly filled and Fibre optic cables. It has one of the largest capacities of 120 Lac* conductor kilometers (LCKM) of Jelly filled cables. Manufacturing capacity for fibre optic cables is 40,000 fibre kilometers (FKM) per annum.
The company has set up manufacturing of producing 2.5 million sets of telephone cords and computer cords at Rupnarainpur, West Bengal.
The Company’s Turnkey Project Division (TKP) is engaged in executing external plant network for DOT/MTNL. The main object of TKP Division involves designing network systems, connecting cable network through exchanges and interfacing with major Trunk routes, Satellites, Microwaves and other Telecommunication Channels. TKP Division has become one of the largest executor of External Telecom Plant Network in the country.