Habia Cable AB
Habia Cable is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of customized cables and cable harnesses. Many of its products are used in hightech applications in harsh environments. Its cables often have unique properties and are made from high-performance materials to meet various requirements and withstand strain. Its operations are divided into two business areas: Telecom and Other Industry.
Nearly two-thirds of all the cables that Habia Cable manufactures have been developed to meet specific customer needs. The work to develop a customized cable can be summarized in a few steps, in which industry know-how, expertise in materials technology and design as well as flexibility of production are Habia’s foremost strengths.
Customer needs are the starting point. The demands on technical function and how the cable is to be installed vary. Electrical properties are important, as are the environmental factors that can affect the cable – fire, chemicals, temperature variations or even radiation.
The specification of requirements is established by the technical sales team. Customer demands are compiled using a checklist, along with the important aspects for the design work and subsequent manufacturing.
A design proposal is prepared by design specialists – this is a crucial step that ensures the design meets the customer’s requirements and is viable given Habia’s manufacturing possibilities.
When the customer is satisfied with the proposal…
Preparation and planning provide a detailed description of how and where the cable is to be manufactured, which components are to be selected and the choice of machinery prior to the start of production.
Manufacturing is carried out by Habia’s skilled operators in accordance with proven methods. Flexibility is key since custom-designed cables are often manufactured against customer orders in short series with rapid adjustments and changes of materials and tools.
Quality controls are conducted at each step of the manufacturing process and in a final control of the cable – often in accordance with an agreement with the customer regarding everything from electrical performance and dimensions to the mechanical properties of the materials.
Carl Modigh, President of Habia Cable.