25.08.2015

Open House day in Singapore

Three days before the National Day the Datwyler team and 30 guests celebrated the company’s 100th anniversary and the Republic of Singapore’s 50th birthday.

Datwyler in Singapore invited customers and partners to an open house day on 6th August. The date was well chosen, just before the public holiday celebrating Independence. Around 30 guests, including managing directors, IT managers, data centre managers and sales managers from system integrators, installation companies and many other businesses, were in celebratory mood. However they also took advantage of the event to look around Datwyler’s new premises, update themselves on the company’s product range and "lean" customer service processes in a relaxed atmosphere, and to visit the ICT showroom and warehouse.

A guided tour showed the guests how the cable drums arrive in the warehouse from the plants in Switzerland and China and how the cables are cut to the lengths required by customers. This preliminary work, which Datwyler offers for lift and data cables, facilitates the task of cable contractors.

The participants also heard about the details of warehouse management which enable Datwyler to meet even tight installation deadlines.

The showroom featured solutions for structured premises cabling and data centres. Here Eric Lie of cable tester supplier Psiber Data carried out a live Cat.8 test on Datwyler’s Category 8.2 data cables, in which the requirements of the TIA Standards were exceeded.

The guests were shown how rack space could be saved by angled patch panels and how ICT cables can automatically be traced and found with the "Intelligent Panel". Alvin Lim of Fujitsu also provided an overview of modern server technologies.

Special interest was shown in the fact that Datwyler does not outsource its processes but keeps them in-house in order to supply customers better and faster. Many guests were also very impressed by Datwyler Singapore’s continued growth with Swiss quality products – mainly lift cables but also ICT network technology – against stiff competition from Asian manufacturers.