The first production unit of Hindustan Cables was set
up in 1952 in Rupnarainpur, West Bengal, in technical collaboration with
STC of UK, for production of Paper
Insulated Dry Core Cables.
Today’s updated and expanded Rupnarainpur unit with an installed capacity of
63 LCKM, manufactures
Jelly Filled Cables, Aerial Cables.
Facilities for manufacturing 1 million pairs of telephone coiled cords and
1.5 million pieces of computer cords have been set up in the unit. The
telephone cords (2 way ovular straight and 4 way ovular extensible etc.)
conform to latest specifcation and cater to Indian market and the computer
cords for Computer Industries.
Rupnarainpur is proudly keeping pace with the rapidly changing telecom
Mr. Kunal Roy
Unit Head (Rupnarainpur)
Tel / Fax: (0341) 2532-784
To cater to the increasing demand,
HCL set up its Hyderabad Unit in Andhra Pradesh, in 1972 for production of
Paper Insulated Dry Core,
Polythene Insulated Jelly Filled,
The second unit at Hyderabad was set up in 1982 in technical collaboration
UK for manufacture of 3 Million CKM PIJF Cables
of a range upto 3600 pairs.
The present installed capacity of the unit is 44 LCKM.
It’s one of the largest factories in South Asia with computerised Robotic
Reel Handling system, Tandem Insulating Lines, High Speed Horizontal Twiners,
Drum Twisters and pioneer in induction of Computerised Automatic Cable Test
set for meeting stringent specification.
Contact Person :
Mr. M S Suryanarayana
Unit Head (Hyderabad)
Tel : (040) 2712-3534
Fax : (040) 2712-1419
Machine Tool Works
HCL’s Machine Tool Unit near
Calcutta, specialises in manufacture of cable making equipment and a wide
range of special purpose machine tools and spares. This unit also supplies
certain materials for production of telecom cables to other units of HCL.
Turnkey Project ( TKP ) Division
HHindustan Cables Limited has
increased the Turnkey activities in the various BSNL circles/MTNL throughout
India, where Turnkey operation is being carried out. TKP division has become
one of the largest executor of External Plant Network Systems in the
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.
External Plant Networks
which HCL/TKP undertakes: -
Design, Planning and Execution of Underground Concrete / Sand filled Duct
II. Design, Planning and Execution of Underground Cable (Both Jelly Filled
and Optical Fibre Cable) inclusive of Termination, Jointing, Splicing,
Testing and Commissioning.
III. Installation of Microwave Tower Antenna inclusive of Microwave
connection and system installation.
& D – The urge to Step Ahead of Times
HCL’s commitment to Research and Development has put it in the forefront of
telecom cable industry. HCL’s first R&D Centre was set up in Hyderabad in
1981 to develop microprocessor based cable testing instruments and special
application cables. In 1987 a pilot plant was set up Hyderabad as a part of
HCL’s R&D activity for production of fibre optic cables.
During the period, the in-house R&D centres developed new items and
continued indigenisation of raw materials and machines. The Gas Alert System
was developed by R&D Centre at Hyderabad for the use of ONGC and coal mines.
The system has successfully undergone different performance tests and safety
test at CMRI, Dhanbad and is now awaiting approvals for field trials from
DGMS, Dhanbad. Gas Watch Instrument for detecting the presence of LPG leaks
has been developed. RUB-02 Meter and IRT-02 instrument were re-designed to
suit customer requirement. At R&D Centre, Naini, Allahabad, indigenous off
line fibre colouring unit and 6 fibre central loose tube design cable were
developed. R&D Centres also worked on standardisation of new and economical
basic raw materials.
Backed by well equipped laboratories and team of talented engineers HCL is
involved in developing sophisticated products in the field of fibre optics,
accessories and external plant practices.