ON January 1, 2006 Insul-8 Pty Ltd became Conductix Pty Ltd. The new name reflects Insul-8's broad ‘mobile electrification’ product offering, engineering expertise and leadership in conducting power and data to moving machinery.
Conductix locations around the world will be closely allied and coordinated to capitalise on the company's global resources.
At the same time, Conductix will maintain local management and the excellent service that customers have come to expect.
Facilities will include former Insul-8 locations in Australia, the US, the UK, Canada, and Mexico; as well as Delachaux locations in France, Belgium, Germany, Italy and China.
The name change was made to reflect the global strength and success of Conductix in the mobile electrification markets and to convey a clear, strong and unified brand identity and presence around the globe.
In Australia, Conductix is committed to being a single source supplier and a leader in power and data transfer. To that end, the company has invested heavily in its people, equipment and quality systems, with a major factory expansion planned later in 2006.
In 1944, Insul-8 Corporation was founded as a Californian manufacturer of conductor bar and cable festoon systems. Insul-8 was incorporated in Australia in 1964.
The name ‘Insul-8’ came from its innovative ‘safety-insulated figure-8’ conductor bar, which was for many years the industry standard.
In the early 1980s, the company introduced the Australian designed and manufactured Activ-8, which again quickly became the industry standard.
In 1948, the company was first to develop spring and motor driven cable and hose reels and electrical slip rings used to power rotating machinery.
In the late 1950s Insul-8 pioneered the use of aluminium/stainless steel conductor rail for transit systems and mill applications.
In 1975, Insul-8 became part of the worldwide Delachaux Group.
Insul-8 - now Conductix - has earned an international reputation for technical innovation and product application expertise.