Helukabel chooses Portugal for 26th subsidiary
July 18, 2016 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Jul. 18, 2016 – Helukabel has opened its newest branch in Portugal, bringing its total number of global affiliates to 26.
“Cables and wires, predominantly for industrial applications, from conventional control cables to highly flexible data cables, will soon be stored in a 600 square metre warehouse in Coimbra, located between the industrial centres of Lisbon and Porto,” said the company in a statement.
“There is a thriving electrical industry in Portugal, and developments in the mechanical engineering and renewable energy industries are also very promising. Applications in these industries are increasingly becoming more sophisticated, which is in turn making the requirements on cables and connection technology higher as well. Helukabel’s top-quality, internationally certified products, together with our local service network, will allow us to perfectly meet these increasing demands,” continued Eduardo Soares, director of the branch.
According to company representatives, the location will help serve the European market as well as African countries where Portuguese is the official language.
Last month, the company announced it had opened its 25th affiliate in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Meanwhile, Helukabel also announced its South African and Netherlands branches moved to new locations this year in order to accommodate a wide range of products to local customers.