Modern industries and technologies have opened forth a wide range of endeavors and ventures in the Island of Sri Lanka. ACL ushered a new era in power sector and dedicated itself to the cause of transmission, distribution and utilization of electrical energy for all cross sections of the country. With a rich heritage of over five decades, ACL offers it’s products, which not only meet the stipulated requirements of the governing National and International specifications, but far exceeding them.

Excellence through “Total Quality Management” is the catchword at ACL. Since its inception ACL has striven not only to upgrade the product quality but to bring into practice superior management of men to make its place in the international market. Professionalism, advanced know – how and technology, customer services have been the hallmark of ACL. Its concept is translated into every length of product through co – ordinated efforts of professionals on job.


ACL Technology

From the inception ACL has been acquiring foreign technology for the development of existing and new products. In the year 1962, ACL commenced business with technical assistance arranged through the Colombo based liaison office of Mitsui. The Japanese Technology, Machinery, & Engineers helped ACL to establish a Foundation of Quality products. Thereafter, ACL joined hands with two cable companies in India to establish the manufacture of Aluminum Conductors and Armored Cables.

One of the company’s most notable technology transfer agreements in recent times have been with NOKIA Cables of Finland for the manufacture of XLPE insulated Cables, Aerial Bundled Cables and Aluminum Alloy Conductors.

Having obtained technology from NOKIA on two occasions in the year 1989 and 1993, ACL upgraded its technology on XLPE insulated Aerial Bundled Cables to surpass National French Standard NFC 33 – 209 in the year 1998 through its own Research and Development. This I a feat not matched in the region by any other manufacturer at that time. The technology so achieved is employed in the manufacture of XLPE insulated Armoured and Unarmoured power cables. These developments offer many benefits to valued customers and in order to highlight those benefits it was decided to name all our XPLE insulated cables under the brand name Power – X.

Having obtained ISO 9002 certification in the year 1998, ACL was awarded the prestigious ISO 9001 – 2000 certificate in the Year 2002. In the same year ACL was awarded ISO 14001 : 1997 Environmental Management Systems Certification.


ACL Technological Development

  1. 1962

    Establishment of ACL with technical assistance from Mitsui of Japan.

  2. 1978

    Introduction of Wire Drawing facility.

  3. 1981

    Acquisition of Technology from Alind of India for drawing and processing of Aluminium Conductors to jointly manufacture and supply 1400 MT of AAC-Fly Conductor to Ceylon Electricity Board.

  4. 1985

    Manufacture of Armoured Power and Control Cables for the first time in Sri Lanka with Indian Technical assistance.

  5. 1989

    Acquisition of Technology from NOKIA of Finland to jointly manufacture XLPE insulated Aerial Bundled Cables to execute an order for 800 km of that product on an ADB funded tender floated by Lanka Electricity Company.

  6. 1993

    Acquisition of Technology from NOKIA of Finland to draw and age Aluminium Alloy and establishment of aging furnace.
    Establishment of ACL Plastics Limited for the manufacture of our own PVC Compound.

  7. 1994

    Pilot Project for 11kV partially insulated conductors working with Ceylon Electricity Board.

  8. 1998

    Successfully upgraded XLPE Extrusion Technology to National French Standard NFC 33-209 and won 500 km order for Aerial Bundled Cables from Ceylon Electricity Board.

  9. 2005

    Introduction of Flame Retardant (FR), Flame Retardant Low Smoke (FRLS) and Low Smoke Halogen Free (LSHF) cables with technical assistance from a British Company.

  10. 2007

    Setting up of Aluminium Rod Plant with a total capacity of 24000 Metric Tons per annum.

  11. 2010

    Re - launch of 11 kV & 33 kV ACL SAX as per new specifications of CEB with the second pilot project.

  12. 2013

    Manufacture of Fire Survival cables to maintain circuit integrity under fire conditions in accordance with BS 6387:1994, for the first time in Sri Lanka.

  13. 2015

    Further upgrading of 11kv to 33kv ACL SAX conductors as per British Standards BS EN 50397 - 1:2006