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Prysmian Professionals: William Smith

28 March 2018

In the first of a series of blogs, we meet William Smith of W S Smith Electrical Contractors – one of the many professional electricians making use of our cables in the UK.

We’re on a mission to understand the end users of our products and to make our business better match their needs. With a large variety of cables available on the market, we want to understand why electricians might choose our cables for their work and what the Prysmian name means to them and their business.

Electricians across the UK play a vital role in keeping the country running efficiently. They keep businesses and homes connected and help to maintain the vital electrical infrastructure that we often take for granted.

Electrical contractor William Smith purchases his cable through Devondale Electrical Distributors in Newton Abbot, Devon. He uses Prysmian Twin and Earth and Steel Wired Cables on a daily basis to carry out a wide range of jobs.

“I use Prysmian cables not only to support one of the last few remaining UK manufacturers of cable, but to also help maintain higher standards within the electrical industry more generally,” said William Smith. “Prysmian is a standard-setting company and while you will find cheaper cable elsewhere, it is usually of inferior quality and can risk leaving us with potentially dangerous electrical circuits and systems.”

As a cable manufacturer based and operating in the UK, we feel better placed to understand the specific demands and expectations of the UK electrical trade and installation market. Whether it be CPR compliancy or other standards and regulations relating to the safety in the built environment, our products have a leading reputation in the industry for performance in health and safety owing to the quality of their makeup.   

“The making off or second fixing is another area where Prysmian cabling excels!” continues William. “The cables are made in such a way that it’s easy to strip back the perfectly formed sheathing onto the copper, allowing easy removal of the inner sheathing prior to connection. Unbranded cabling usually falls short of meeting the standards set, fighting to separate the sheathing from the copper, lack of chalk within the outer sheathing and even very poor colour definition between cores.”

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