“As a supplier, the key to success is understanding the needs of professional installers and the practical challenges they face.” says Andy Hatter of Hylec APL. Producing innovative designs with high specifications and many thoughtful additional extras included is a speciality of the Northamptonshire-based electrical components manufacturer and distributor. Hylec has enjoyed another successful year with the launch of several new product lines and a move into new, larger premises in Wellingborough, plus expanding its partnerships with distributors and wholesalers throughout the UK.
Some 2017 highlights included continued sales success for Debox SL, the first 100% tool-less in-line junction box launched in the UK. Supplied complete with a 16A, UL and VDE-approved, 4-pole screw-less push wire terminal block, Debox SL joins flat or round cable in seconds, saving hours on lighting and power installations and the company has invested in additional manufacturing lines this year to meet demand.
This year has also seen burgeoning demand for waterproof electrical connectors from the TeeTubes range, which provides a completely water-tight seal to IP68 at up to 5 bar pressure in a very wide range of straight, T splitter, Y splitter, 2 and 3 cable entry models in many different sizes. Hylec has supplied leading contractors who have used this range on major projects including under bridge lighting on the Thames and green energy installations in airports.
Even expert professional installations can come to grief quickly without the right enclosure. Hylec offers a comprehensive range in different materials, with many extras included as standard, such as earth wires, locks, brackets, back plates etc. Its latest range, the DEDSS Stainless Steel Series, meets IP66 and IK10 specifications and can even withstand corrosive environments in the chemical and petrochemical industries and environments where strict hygiene is required, for example, the agro food sector.