CENTELSA is a manufacturing company of cables for energy and communications, which has been part of the industry since 1955, during which time it has retained its leadership as the first cable manufacturer in Colombia. It has a network of strategically located offices to cover the national and international market, thus offering an opportune service.

The certifications that CENTELSA has, are the recognition of its great technological and business effort in compliance with technical standards, in the assurance of its quality system and the satisfaction of its customers.

A history to be proud of

    1955

The Company INCE LTDA (Industria Nacional de Conductores Eléctricos) started its operation in the city of Cali, manufacturing low voltage cables as magnet wire for applications in motor winding.

    1961

CEAT GENERAL of COLOMBIA S.A was established through the merger GENERAL CABLE CORPORATION from the USA and CEAT INTERNATIONAL from Italy.

    1980

It was started the expansion Project and the building of the plant number 2.

    1985

CEAT GENERAL was awarded by the national government for its contributions to industrial and public sector development of the country.

    1989

CEAT GENERAL received THE NATIONAL QUALITY AWARD as recognition for the technological development and the contribution to the quality improvement of the country.

    1991

ICONTEC granted to CEAT GENERAL (CENTELSA) the Register Quality Assurance under the standard: NTC – ISO 9001, Certificate No. 002-1. This certificate was the first one in the country.

    1993

It was the beginning of the Plant no. 3 Expansion Project; acquisition of new technology and new equipment.

    1994

CENTELSA (CABLES DE ENERGIA Y TELECOMUCACIONES S.A) was formed by the merger  of CEAT GENERAL DE COLOMBIA S.A, FACOMEC and FADALTEC S.A.

    • 1996

CENTELSA obtained an ISO 9002 double certification by ICONTEC and AFAQ INTERNACIONAL

    • 2000

CENTELSA obtained UL stamps under the standard NEMA MW 1000, Magnet Wire;

UL 44 for XHHW, RHW, RHH, SIS cables; UL 83  for TW, THW,THHW,THHN,THWN cables; UL 1072 type MV 90; UL 62 for SVT, ST, SJT cables; UL 854  for USE, USE-2, SEU and SER cables.

CENTELSA  achieved The LAPEM certification (Laboratorio aprobado por la Comisión Federal de Electricidad de México – CFE).

    • 2003

CENTELSA obtained Environmental and Quality Management System Certificate under the standard ISO 14001.

Launching of triple extrusion technique to manufacture Medium Voltage Cables in Colombia.

    • 2007

Application of the occupational health program “CONDUSEGURA”

Launching of triple extrusion technique to manufacture High Voltage Cables

    • 2008

Acreditación del Laboratorio de Pruebas de Planta 1 con la Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio bajo la norma NTC ISO/IEC 17025:2005

Se realiza montaje de planta de fabricación de cables de aluminio principalmente en serie 8000 en ICV.

Apertura de la filial en Perú.

Accreditation of the testing laboratory in the plant no. 1 by the ONAC (The National Organization of Accreditation of Colombia) according to the requirements specified in the international standard ISO/ IEC 17025: 2005.

    • 2012

CENTELSA became part of the Viakable, cables division of the industrial Mexican group Xignux, a fact that places the company among the top 10 cable companies worldwide.

    2014

Certification of the occupational health program “CONDUSEGURA under the OHSAS 18001 international standard.

CENTELSA started to be a part of the United Nations Global Pact.

The first Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Report based on the GRI methodology were published.

    • 2015

Commemoration of CENTELSA’s 60th anniversary

    2016

Colciencias and Cámara de Comercio de Cali awarded  CENTELSA with the global credential of innovation due to its experience, knowledge and skills demonstrated in “Corporate Innovation Management”.

    • 2017

CENTELSA participated in the International Fair of the Electrical Sector-FISE 2017, obtaining a special recognition when being among the nine finalists to the FISE Innovation Award, with two of its projects:

  • Photovoltaic cables (PV) with UL certification, manufactured with own insulation (SICE) developed by CENTELSA.
  • Cables with RoHS insulation and covers.
    • 2018

THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF QUALITY of Peru – INACAL validates the accreditation of the Testing Laboratory of CENTELSA issued by the National Accreditation Body of Colombia – ONAC; achievement that reaffirms its commitment to Quality.

CENTELSA obtains authorization from PROMPERÚ for the use of its Country Brand logo.