ECS are pleased to announce that it has been selected to enter a distributor partnership with 3M to provide a turnkey service for the supply and install of the 3M extra high-voltage joints and terminations.
In 2012, 3M launched the first ever range of cold shrink joints and terminations for high-voltage (HV) electrical networks in the UK and Ireland for 72kV and up to 145kV. These new products are the latest addition to the established 3M cold shrink range for medium and low-voltage applications. Integral to this product range is the partnership agreement with ECS and their ability to provide an in-house team of engineers and highly-trained specialist cable jointers that will be able to provide a rapid response for installations and jointing as well as maintenance and upgrades using 3M’s High Voltage product range.
3M’s general manager of electrical markets, Neil Roberts, said: "We’ve expanded our range over the past two years, from low to high-voltage, including joints, terminations, resins, tapes and many other products. This partnership is a strategic relationship to improve our service to our key customers installing 132kV onto the network. Working with ECS will ensure the high quality and reliable products provided by 3M electrical markets are installed with confidence by ECS trained installers. Working together we can jointly grow and develop the 3M offering in the market and I feel that it can only help to increase 3M’s share in this important sector. 3M has invested heavily in its differentiated 132kV offering, and looks forward to a successful trading relationship with ECS in the years ahead."
The managing director for ECS, Jim Attwood, is pleased to be working closely with 3M in this field: "ECS is a provider of specialist solutions for customer’s high-voltage cable networks. It is important for us to be working with a well-recognised and reputable manufacturer of these components, at these voltage levels there is no room for poor quality in the manufacture or assembly of the products. The ease of installation and range taking ability of the 3M high voltage cold shrink accessories is a big advantage and means that we can respond quickly to a variety of customer requirements," he said.