Manufacturer builds on its success in South American market

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Cable cleats and straps designed and made in North Yorkshire are being installed in the headquarters of one of the world’s largest eucalyptus cellulose pulp producers – Uruguay-based Montes del Plata (MdP).

MdP is a joint venture between two forestry companies: Chilean headquartered, Arauco and Helsinki headquartered, Stora Enso.

Ellis Patents’ Emperor cable cleats and FlexiStrap cable straps were specified for the job by local electrical design consultancy, Eprisma; and were selected due to their proven capability to safely secure large power cable bundles.

They are being installed in MdP’s main industrial plant in Colonia – a region in the south west of Uruguay.

Kelly Brown, Ellis Patents’ head of sales, said: “The reputation for the safety and quality of our cable cleats has been built  over many years, and today Ellis Patents cleats are very much seen as the standard by which all others are judged.

“To see specifications secured as a result of a track record that shows our products are tried, tested and trusted around the globe is a position that demonstrates why we are still seen as the world’s leading cable cleat manufacturer.”

MdP manages 155,000 hectares of industrial forest in 13 areas across Uruguay, from which it produces and exports eucalyptus cellulose pulp every year. The pulp is heavily used for a variety of paper products.

The company is seen as one of Uruguay’s most innovative industrial operators and has been lauded for its focus on electrical safety and technical development.

Brown added: “MdP is a huge business and its operation in Uruguay is on a scale that not many come close to matching.

“To have secured this first order is a notable achievement; and the great working relationships developed with both MdP and Eprisma during the process does point to what we hope will be a long and important working relationship in this key export market for Ellis Patents.”

Ellis Patents has enjoyed great success in Latin America during 2020, with significant orders recently announced in both Chile and Peru.

It has also recently appointed ElectroUruguay as its local distributor in Uruguay, which means it now has a network of six local distributors in the region.