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Reka Cables 60 years

Stories of our company's history and people

This year is the 60th anniversary of Reka Cables, to celebrate the year we tell stories about the history and people of our company. The celebration can be seen in our social media channels and in customer communication throughout the year.

1961

The cable production began in 1961 in Hyvinkää when one floor was leased from Villayhtymä for cable production. Cable manufacturing initially served as Rentto Oy's department under the trademark RE-KA and under the symbol green wire. The first installation cables approved by the Finnish Electricity Inspectorate were delivered in July 1961, from which Reka Cables operations are considered to have begun.

 

1965

The first decade of cable manufacturing

With the new machinery in 1962, Reka began to manufacture underground cables. However, the production facilities began to become small. At the beginning of 1965, Reka entered new production premises in Sahamäki, Hyvinkää. The large facilities as well as the new machinery raised the production capacity to a whole new level.

Also since 1966, Reka has been a member of the Finnish Electricity Wholesaler's Association. The membership gave the possibility to use the potential wholesalers which took Reka's sales to new level.