2021 is a special year for WISKA UK, where cable management experts are 21 years old. Set the clock back to the turn of the millennium, as managing director Will Rich and his wife Maxine set up WISKA UK from their damp and windy North Cornwall home. The business is a subsidiary of German company WISKA Hoppmann, which specializes in cable glands, junction boxes and marine solutions. “At that time, we ran everything from our home and a small storage unit in Plymouth,” Will commented. “We identified a market gap for our COMBI Junction Box. At that time, it was not easy to convince people to take advantage of the opportunity of purchasing highly engineered adaptive funds, but once contractors started using our products, the quality spoke for itself.” WISKA UK applied the same level of quality to their service levels, offering low transportation fees and next day delivery service. “Client relationships have always been essential to us here at WISKA,” adds Maxine, “We are a people-based company, and we believe in listening to our clients’ needs and developing a solution to help support them.” As the business grew, so did the range: Additional volumes of COMBI were added in addition to extensions. The range of cable glands and entrances has increased dramatically to include grommets, tail assembly solutions, breathable cable glands, adapters and inserts. The product range expanded further with the addition of gels, gels and larger industrial boxes (WIBs). In recent years, WISKA has developed a range of flexible pipe fittings and ducts, for example the Brace system. The past 10 years have truly seen WISKA UK consolidate as market leaders, working with all major purchasing groups and national chains across the UK. In addition, WISKA also joined the Electrical Distributors Association (EDA) in 2015 as an affiliate member and in 2018 as a business partner of the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA). NICEIC and Napit are just some of the industry experts that WISKA consulted and worked hand in hand in developing products and solutions. HMS Queen Elizabeth, Astute Submarines and Type 26 are some of the BAE Systems projects that WISKA UK is proud to work on. In 2015, WISKA UK moved to its new 30,000 sq ft location outside Newquay, Cornwall. Today, it employs just over 35 employees plus a team of national sales agents, regional managers, and industry experts who help support the electrical industry. WISKA continued to invest in improving service with a modern e-commerce site that offers 24-hour service. 2021 will also see the implementation of a new warehouse management system that further improves logistics and processing services. In 2020, WISKA UK was awarded Best Overall Brand Award at the EW Awards, a great honor and pride in this family business. With the second generation heavily involved in the business, WISKA UK continues to forge ahead with new and practical ideas always with people, products and services in mind. “It’s been a great 21 years and we want to thank our customers, employees and suppliers for their continued support. Our goal here at WISKA is to continue to listen to our customers’ needs and provide quality products with great customer service. We hope we can continue to do this for another 21 years.” For more information and to view the WISKA UK product range, visit WISKA UK.