Columbia Wire and Cable Corporation is a firm engaged in the manufacture of copper and aluminum electrical wire and cable products. It started operation on 1964 – in its former plant at Miller Avenue, San Francisco Del Monte, Quezon City when its product line then consisted mainly of flat cords, portable cords, hook-up wire, TW, and THW building wires.
In 1973, the Company moved to its present site at 75 Howmart Road, Bo. Kangkong, Quezon City. With a bigger site and expanded facilities; and with the acquisition of sophisticated machineries and testing equipment, new items were added to its product line, among them: high voltage power cable up to 35 KV (35,000 volts), ALPETH telephone cable, Jelly-filled telephone cables, shipboard cables, etc.
In March 1976, Columbia Wire and Cable Corporation became the first electrical wire and cable company to be accredited by then Phil. Bureau of Standards, now Bureau of Product Standards under the Department of Trade and Industry. Again, in the same year, CWCC became the first to introduce the most modern power cable in its class-the cross-linked PE (XLPE) insulated power cable.In 1985, CWCC introduced another first in the market – the interlocked armoured multi-conductor power cable (Trade name – HYPERGUARD). Again CWCC remains the only supplier of this type of cable in the country today as it continues to supply the requirements of companies like the National Steel Corporation, etc.
And in October 1989, CWCC again became the first to introduce the modern Foam-Skin Filled (FSF) telephone cables. It later introduced another first – the STALPETH telephone cables.
To further boost customers confidence in CWCC’s products, a Quality System compliant with ISO 9001: 2000 has been established and is continually improved and maintained.