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Prysmian Group Turkey Announces CPR – Construction Products Regulation in EBO 2016

Prysmian Group Turkey informed the sector representatives about the CPR-Construction Products Regulation in the seminar organized in the Electrical Technologies and Building Automation Fair (EBO 2016), which brings together the building industry, as well as exhibiting new technologies.

Electrical Technologies and Building Automation Fair (EBO 2016), one of the important organizations of Turkey in the field of electrical technologies and building automation systems, was held in Ankara Congresium between 24-27 November.

Prysmian Group Turkey welcomed visitors at its booth at the fair where a wide range of products and technologies from electrical technology to building automation, uninterrupted and alternative power sources, intelligent building systems, energy and telecommunication cables were exhibited. Within the exhibition, Prysmian Group Turkey also informed sector representatives at the seminar held on November 25th, on Friday about the CPR – Construction Products Regulation, which will become legally mandatory for the cables as of the date of July 1, 2017.  Sector companies operating in the field of electricity and facilities management and dealing with the fields like electronics, informatics and software, employers, sector related people, academicians and university students attended to the exhibition.

At the seminar, Prysmian Group Turkey Marketing and Business Development Manager Tamer Yavuztürk stated that life and property safety are related to the performance of the materials used in the buildings during the fire and because of their being one of the materials used in the present day, the choice of cable plays a crucial and important role in building safe living areas. Yavuztürk pointed out that CPR - Construction Products Regulation is a turning point for upgrading the level of quality and safety in the European cable market and that the implementation of the EN 50575 standard, which becomes compulsory on July 1, 2017, Everyone from the cable producers in the chain, to the end user, has brought a serious responsibility to the Construction Products Regulation.

Prysmian Group Turkey CEO Erkan Aydogdu stated that they are proud to be the first company to receive CPR test certificate for their products in the cable sector. “We have been working hard for years with our strong technical expertise and accredited laboratories in Mudanya for CPR tests and the new performance declaration in the Turkish cable sector and the ease of transition in CE labeling process.” With the investments we have made recently, we continue to make a difference with our accredited laboratories from TÜRKAK, Mudanya Production Academy, the first and only cable R&D center in Turkey approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Prysmian Group world engineers. As of 2012 with our ongoing "Attention! All cables are not the same...”  initiative, we continue to show our leadership in the sector once more by bringing something new in CPR, one of the important stages in our journey of quality and safety, which we are focusing on in our initiative and continue to inform all of our stakeholders.” “We are proud to be the first company to receive this certificate with our expertise in the Construction Products Regulation and once again we are binding Turkey to the future " he stated.