Present and history
CWS Ltd. is a manufacturer and trading company which is engaged in the development and production of plastic products primarily for the protection of cables and other underground utilities. Our biggest customers are companies involved in the construction of power distribution systems, fiber optic telecommunications networks and security and alarm systems in transportation.
Throughout production we are able to secure funding of the necessary tools, provided the conclusion of contract for long-term cooperation, to organize supply of input materials, to ensure cooperation and product assembling and also to guarantee proper storage of the finished products depending on the specific storage conditions.
The corporate headquarters are located in Usti nad Labem, the production plant is placed at Vysočina, in the town of Ledeč nad Sázavou known for its rich industrial tradition. The plant is also easily accessible due to the proximity of motorway networks.
The company holds the certificate 9001:2009. We are also successful in the Czech business market as our company was awarded The company of the year in Ústecký region and The pike of Czech business
In recent years the company has invested significantly not only into the manufacturing premises and mechanical technologies but also in the promotion and distribution of our products in foreign markets. Every year we participate in major trade fairs in Central and Eastern Europe. Thanks to these and other activities in foreign markets, the share of exported products in total sales volume has been significantly increasing each year up to 40% in 2012.
Production of PVC tubes was the next logical step to secure the position of the leading supplier of a complete range of products for the protection of underground cables in the country.
Cable chambers ZEKAN
Using the latest technology of pressure molding, we expanded the range of products for cable protection by introducing modular system of heavy-duty cable chambers. These chambers can be used for connecting cable (PVC pipes, corrugated pipes), to create a conduit system easily accessible being this a modern element of infrastructure.
Production plant in Ledeč nad Sázavou
In January 2010 the company acquired production plant area (15.000 m2) in Ledeč nad Sázavou, Vysočina. The production of cable troughs and cover plates started n April 7th, 2010.
In the same year, the company obtained „Permitting note PL 01/10" to use cable troughs ZEKAN in construction of railway corridors in the Slovak Republic.
Cable trough ZEKAN with coextrusion layer, fittings
We continued in the development and improved utility value of cable troughs ZEKAN. The lid was fitted with color coextrusion layer which allows color identification of the trough depending on the investor preference and at the same time guarantees short-term UV stability. The portfolio was further extended by a range of fittings.
Special products development
Based on demand of energy market CWS company developed new products intended for installation in the grid.
Introductory notes on railways
After complex and demanding tests SŽDC issued "Introductory note" which permits the use and installation of cable troughs ZEKAN in the construction of railway networks and corridors. In 2009 the permission was extended to use other types of cable troughs ZEKAN with accessories.
Cable cover plates DEKAB
During the telecommunication boom in CR, CWS company became one of the leading suppliers of cable cover plates DEKAB replacing outdated technology of cable protection ie brick or concrete slabs.
Cable trough ZEKAN
In this year company developed and subsequently started producing cable trough ZEKAN 1 and 2. The trough has been designed to retain the same mechanical properties (compared to original concrete trough) and at the same time decrease the labor and transportation costs. The possibility of having color and identification marks plays a significant role as well.
Co-operation with REHAU Company
CWS established close cooperation relationship with Prague branch of German company REHAU. Mainly in the field of sales and distribution systems for cable laying both internal and external.
Founding of the company
CWS Ltd. was founded on June 2nd, 1993 and entered in the Business Registry. The key activities at that time were selling and servicing of computer equipment.