Cables and Services for the Rail Industry
BT Cables is a supplier of cabling products and accessories to a range of key market sectors, including rail, telecommunications, infrastructure, buildings and industrial.
The company manufactures and supplies copper and optical-fibre cable, which forms the core of intranet, internet and other communications networks worldwide.
Network Rail-approved axle counter and telecom cables
BT Cables continuously invests in the future development of its cabling product range and services with a specific focus on the rail market.
The company currently holds Network Rail approvals for a number of applications, including:
- Axle counter cables (NR/L2/SIG/30060)
- Trackside telecoms (NR/PS/TEL/00015)
- SSI Datalink (BR1932)
- Internal low-smoke telecoms (CW1600)
- Jumper wires (CW1423NR)
BT Cable’s facility currently provides a wide range of value-added services, which include:
- Inventory management
- Cable cutting, including next-day delivery to UK clients
- Drum management
- Cable recycling and waste management
Continuous improvement of manufacturing processes and services
Since BT Cables introduced its continuous improvement philosophy in 1998, all areas of the business have seen significant improvements, which include:
- Business efficiency
- Minimising waste
- Cost reduction
- Delivery for customers
- Health and safety
BT Cables’ extensive skill base in continuous improvement techniques has been made available to its clients and suppliers.
Environmentally responsible manufacturing
BT Cables is ISO 14001 certified and fully compliant with the UK’s Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) requirements.
The company offers a full range of halogen-free, flame-retardant (HFFR) cables across all applications, and has also achieved some notable environmental milestones in recent times, including:
- Reduced power consumption by 3%
- Replacing wooden battens with plastic wrapping
- Redesigning wooden drums to reduce wood consumption by 15%
- The collection of 70% of drums to be reused in the domestic market
- No environmental claims received for more than ten years
In addition, BT Cables is collaborating with Groundwork EBS, The Carbon Trust, and The Manufacturing Institute to measure its carbon footprint and reduce its impact on the environment by up to 25% within the next ten years.
About BT Cables
A wholly owned subsidiary of BT Group plc, BT Cables supports and supplies a worldwide client base from its manufacturing base in the UK and commercial operations in the UK, Continental Europe and the Middle East.