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CENTELSA is a manufacturing company of cables for energy and communications, which has been part of the industry since 1955, during which time it has retained its leadership as the first cable manufacturer in Colombia. It has a network of strategically located offices to cover the national and international market, thus offering an opportune service.

The certifications that CENTELSA has, are the recognition of its great technological and business effort in compliance with technical standards, in the assurance of its quality system and the satisfaction of its customers.

A history to be proud of


The Company INCE LTDA (Industria Nacional de Conductores Eléctricos) started its operation in the city of Cali, manufacturing low voltage cables as magnet wire for applications in motor winding.


CEAT GENERAL of COLOMBIA S.A was established through the merger GENERAL CABLE CORPORATION from the USA and CEAT INTERNATIONAL from Italy.


It was started the expansion Project and the building of the plant number 2.


CEAT GENERAL was awarded by the national government for its contributions to industrial and public sector development of the country.


CEAT GENERAL received THE NATIONAL QUALITY AWARD as recognition for the technological development and the contribution to the quality improvement of the country.


ICONTEC granted to CEAT GENERAL (CENTELSA) the Register Quality Assurance under the standard: NTC – ISO 9001, Certificate No. 002-1. This certificate was the first one in the country.


It was the beginning of the Plant no. 3 Expansion Project; acquisition of new technology and new equipment.



    • 1996

CENTELSA obtained an ISO 9002 double certification by ICONTEC and AFAQ INTERNACIONAL

    • 2000

CENTELSA obtained UL stamps under the standard NEMA MW 1000, Magnet Wire;

UL 44 for XHHW, RHW, RHH, SIS cables; UL 83  for TW, THW,THHW,THHN,THWN cables; UL 1072 type MV 90; UL 62 for SVT, ST, SJT cables; UL 854  for USE, USE-2, SEU and SER cables.

CENTELSA  achieved The LAPEM certification (Laboratorio aprobado por la Comisión Federal de Electricidad de México – CFE).

    • 2003

CENTELSA obtained Environmental and Quality Management System Certificate under the standard ISO 14001.

Launching of triple extrusion technique to manufacture Medium Voltage Cables in Colombia.

    • 2007

Application of the occupational health program “CONDUSEGURA”

Launching of triple extrusion technique to manufacture High Voltage Cables

    • 2008

The plant testing laboratory1 obtained the accreditation granted by the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce, under the NTC ISO / IEC 17025: 2005 standard; to carry out the tests described in resolution No. 846 of January 21, 2008.

    • 2012

CENTELSA became part of the Viakable, cables division of the industrial Mexican group Xignux, a fact that places the company among the top 10 cable companies worldwide.

    • 2012

At CENTELSA we have the ONAC code 12-LAB-027 accreditation, under the ISO / IEC 17025: 2005 standard.


Certification of the occupational health program “CONDUSEGURA under the OHSAS 18001 international standard.

CENTELSA started to be a part of the United Nations Global Pact.

The first Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Report based on the GRI methodology were published.

    • 2015

Commemoration of CENTELSA’s 60th anniversary


Colciencias and Cámara de Comercio de Cali awarded  CENTELSA with the global credential of innovation due to its experience, knowledge and skills demonstrated in “Corporate Innovation Management”.

    • 2017

CENTELSA participated in the International Fair of the Electrical Sector-FISE 2017, obtaining a special recognition when being among the nine finalists to the FISE Innovation Award, with two of its projects:

  • Photovoltaic cables (PV) with UL certification, manufactured with own insulation (SICE) developed by CENTELSA.
  • Cables with RoHS insulation and covers.
    • 2018

THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF QUALITY of Peru – INACAL validates the accreditation of the Testing Laboratory of CENTELSA issued by the National Accreditation Body of Colombia – ONAC; achievement that reaffirms its commitment to Quality.

CENTELSA obtains authorization from PROMPERÚ for the use of its Country Brand logo.

    • 2019

CENTELSA receives the EQUIPARES award for its commitment to complying with the requirements of the Gender Equality Management System standard. This mention is granted by the Ministry of Labor and the Vice-Presidency of the Republic, with the accompaniment of the United Nations Development Program.

    • 2019

CENTELSA receives the seal that accredits it as a company nominated for the FISE award for innovation in its 2019 edition, remaining among the five finalists, in the category of successful businesses with its CENTELSA ACCC Cables

    • 2020

CENTELSA receives the renewable energy certificate – I-REC, granted by EPM, which validates energy consumption with a zero emission factor, in the annual inventory of Greenhouse Gases (GHG). By using green energy, the emission of approximately 251 tons of CO2 is compensated for the consumption of electrical energy in the period July to December 2019.

    • 2020

CENTELSA is a pioneer in obtaining and updating the different certificates required by customers and employees; by achieving the ICONTEC certificate under the ISO 45001: 2018 / OS -CER292506 standard, which replaces OHSAS 18001.

    • 2020

CENTELSA receives the AEO certification by the National Tax and Customs Directorate – DIAN, for the importer AND exporter modalities.
Importer: Resolution no. 001942
Exporter: Resolution no. 001943
This authorization is the recognition as a safe and reliable operator throughout the supply chain by the control authorities.

    • 2020

At CENTELSA we have the ONAC code 12-LAB-027 accreditation, under the ISO / IEC 17025: 2017 standard and changes the test methods within its scope (12-LAB-027) according to the UL 2556 and NTC 5786 standards.

    • 2021

In CENTELSA we continue energizing life, that is why we have the Biosafety operations certification issued by ICONTEC, which ratifies us as a safe and reliable organization thanks to the implementation and systematic application of biosafety protocols.

This seal is a milestone that supports the work that the company has done since the beginning of the pandemic to safeguard the health and welfare of all its energizers, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders with efficient measures applied in the company.

    • 2021

The business group for the environmental management of packaging waste made of paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and metal. We are more than 180 companies from 24 of the productive sectors that today are part of VISIÓN 30/30. It is a group led by companies committed to closing the cycle of packaging materials to contribute to the circular economy.

Taking as a framework Resolution 1407 of 2018 of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Vision 30/30 seeks the gradual increase of the rates of use of: paper, cardboard, plastics, glass and metals.

Vision 30/30 circular economy model for containers and packaging. The initiative seeks to be the benchmark for the circular economy of containers and packaging in the country and consolidate itself as a model in Latin America

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