2022 – Ventcroft acquired by NKT
Ventcroft has been acquired by power cable manufacturer NKT. NKT designs, manufactures and installs low-, medium- and high-voltage power cable solutions enabling sustainable energy transmission. Since 1891, NKT has innovated the power cable technology building the infrastructure for the first light bulbs to the megawatts created by renewable energy today. NKT is headquartered in Denmark and employs 3,400 people. For more information see www.nkt.com
Ventcroft and NKT share the same values and by combining the two companies we extend our portfolio and continue the tradition we have for excellent service and deep technical expertise.
We look forward to exploring the many growth and market opportunities this acquisition creates.
2020 – Ventcroft expands UK cable manufacture capacity.
Ventcroft’s investment to increase capacity continues. New automated production plant was ordered in
2019, the new equipment is in the process of installation and will be commissioned later this year. Our
multi £million investment in a further robotic winder and additional silicone production line has been made
to ensure we continue to meet the increasing demand from the UK and Worldwide for our top
performance fire and intruder alarm cables.
2019 – Further Continued Investment in World Class Cable Manufacturing Automation
Ventcroft’s recent 2018 investment in two new robotic cable winders and additional plant in 2018
provided us a large cable manufacturing capacity increase, however, UK and Worldwide demand
continues to grow, and a further robotic winder is due to be installed during the 4 th quarter of
2019. An interesting statistic.(Read More) shows how Ventcroft leads the way in cable
production and automation investment. 2016 figures show a Worldwide and UK average of
around 1 industrial robot per 100 employees were in use. Once our 4 th robot is installed, Ventcroft
will have more than 1 robot per 10 staff members.
This continuing new investment in UK cable manufacturing follows on from an over £3 million
investment during 2017 on additional insulation and sheathing lines, cable bunching and wire
BASEC System Management approval updated
Ventcroft’s system management has been BASEC approved to meet the updated requirements
of BS EN ISO 9001: 2015. (Read More)
Construction Product Regulations (CPR) 1st July 2017
Ventcroft’s Union intruder alarm range is CPR compliant and approved, our LSZH BS 4737 Type 1
range has been upgraded and BASEC certified to Euro Class Dca level, a copy of our declaration of performances can be
downloaded here. (Read More)
2018 – Additional Investment in World Class Cable Automated Cable Manufacturing
This year Ventcroft have already invested in two new robotic automatic cable winders, these will be installation May 2018 and are required to increase our capacity to cope with the continued worldwide growth in demand for our fire cables.
In addition, further multi £million investments in new production equipment is planned for 2018
Statistic: 2016 figures show a Worldwide and UK average of less than 1 industrial robot per 100 employees were in use. When the new robots are installed in May, Ventcroft will have 1 robot per 10 staff.
This continuing new investment in UK cable manufacturing follows on from an over £3 million investment during 2017 on additional insulation and sheathing lines, cable bunching and wire drawing plant.
Ventcroft has recently invested a further approx. £2.5 million to purchase new additional production plant. The installation of our new machines commenced January 2017, with commissioning starting March it is planned to have all equipment fully integrated and operational by the middle of 2017.