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
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.
CEAT GENERAL of COLOMBIA S.A was established through the merger GENERAL CABLE CORPORATION from the USA and CEAT INTERNATIONAL from Italy.
It was started the expansion Project and the building of the plant number 2.
CEAT GENERAL was awarded by the national government for its contributions to industrial and public sector development of the country.
CEAT GENERAL received THE NATIONAL QUALITY AWARD as recognition for the technological development and the contribution to the quality improvement of the country.
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.
It was the beginning of the Plant no. 3 Expansion Project; acquisition of new technology and new equipment.
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.
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).
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.
Application of the occupational health program “CONDUSEGURA”
Launching of triple extrusion technique to manufacture High Voltage Cables
The plant testing laboratory1 obtained the accreditation granted by the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce, under the NTC ISO / IEC 17025: 2005 standard; to carry out the tests described in resolution No. 846 of January 21, 2008.
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.
At CENTELSA we have the ONAC code 12-LAB-027 accreditation, under the ISO / IEC 17025: 2005 standard.
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.
Commemoration of CENTELSA’s 60th anniversary
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”.
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.
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.
CENTELSA receives the EQUIPARES award for its commitment to complying with the requirements of the Gender Equality Management System standard. This mention is granted by the Ministry of Labor and the Vice-Presidency of the Republic, with the accompaniment of the United Nations Development Program.
CENTELSA receives the seal that accredits it as a company nominated for the FISE award for innovation in its 2019 edition, remaining among the five finalists, in the category of successful businesses with its CENTELSA ACCC Cables
CENTELSA receives the renewable energy certificate – I-REC, granted by EPM, which validates energy consumption with a zero emission factor, in the annual inventory of Greenhouse Gases (GHG). By using green energy, the emission of approximately 251 tons of CO2 is compensated for the consumption of electrical energy in the period July to December 2019.
CENTELSA is a pioneer in obtaining and updating the different certificates required by customers and employees; by achieving the ICONTEC certificate under the ISO 45001: 2018 / OS -CER292506 standard, which replaces OHSAS 18001.
CENTELSA receives the AEO certification by the National Tax and Customs Directorate – DIAN, for the importer AND exporter modalities.
Importer: Resolution no. 001942
Exporter: Resolution no. 001943
This authorization is the recognition as a safe and reliable operator throughout the supply chain by the control authorities.
At CENTELSA we have the ONAC code 12-LAB-027 accreditation, under the ISO / IEC 17025: 2017 standard and changes the test methods within its scope (12-LAB-027) according to the UL 2556 and NTC 5786 standards.
In CENTELSA we continue energizing life, that is why we have the Biosafety operations certification issued by ICONTEC, which ratifies us as a safe and reliable organization thanks to the implementation and systematic application of biosafety protocols.
This seal is a milestone that supports the work that the company has done since the beginning of the pandemic to safeguard the health and welfare of all its energizers, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders with efficient measures applied in the company.