How Can the Tragedy of Notre Dame de Paris Never Happen Again?
On April 15, a fire occurred in the Notre Dame de Paris, an 850-year-old landmark in France, causing the serious damage to roof and spire, which has received global attention.
According to the reports of several French media, the electrical short circuit on the top floor may be the cause of the fire.
It not only arouses deep thinking throughout the world, but also alarms the cable industry, cable enterprises and related practitioners. How to prevent the occurrence of similar incidents?
Safety is above all! Product is the most important! Quality is the life! Only by choosing the right product can we solve this problem fundamentally!
Notre Dame de Paris in the fire
As a benchmark enterprise in the cable industry and the only company that has won the national quality award in the cable industry, Far East Cable Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Far East Smarter Energy Co., Ltd., (referred to as the “Smarter Energy”, stock code: 600869), has always adhered to the high-quality development, with its products being widely sold all over the world.
Our products are widely applied in large-scale projects such as the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, CITIC Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, Yangtze River Three Gorges Hydropower Station, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre, and Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, as well as the projects related to the “Belt and Road” Initiative such the Karot Hydropower Station in Pakistan and the Villa International Airport in Maldives.
And construction projects such as the Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone, Samsung (China) Semiconductor Co., Ltd., Wanda Plaza, Suzhou Gold Mantis Construction and Decoration Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Grandland Group Co., Ltd., and Sichuan Newhope Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.
Shanghai World Financial Center
National Centre for the Performing Arts
Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre
Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge
Beijing Daxing International Airport
Yangtze River Three Gorges Hydropower Project
Villa International Airport in Maldives
As Jiang Xipei, Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Secretary of the CPC Committee of the Far East Holding Group, said, quality is the life of an enterprise.
For the safety of the company, Far East Cable implements strict management on product design, raw material selection, production and delivery of products, production equipment maintenance, as well as installation, maintenance and management of products, so as to achieve the whole-process quality control of “personnel, machinery, materials, methods, environment and assessment”, thus ensuring the high quality of products.
Through the establishment of enterprise technology centers, post-doctoral scientific research workstations and academician expert workstations, Far East Cable combines high-level talents with actual scientific research projects to form the leading technical strength and R&D strength in the cable industry. Far East Cable also accumulates the knowledge on process specifications, operating procedures and techniques, and facilitates the personnel on the front line of production to improve their skills through conducting technical trainings and “experienced employees” mentoring, assisting and training to newcomers.
In terms of supplier selection, Far East Cable has established strategic partnerships with raw material suppliers who approve the cultural concepts of Far East and rank among the top three in the industry, and set up a sound dynamic tracking mechanism of raw materials, a supplier quality evaluation mechanism and a last-place elimination system.
In addition, Far East Cable is the first manufacturer of intelligent manufacturing MES system in the industry, which realizes product quality traceability through two-dimensional code identification, automatic collection of technological parameters, and online monitoring of the whole production process.
It is worth mentioning that based on the sound ISO quality management system, Far East actively promotes the performance excellence management model and lean management, and forms the Steady Six Sigma Quality Management Model.
With this model, the company has completed over 300 QC improvement results and carried out over 2,000 cleaner production improvements in the past three years. Besides, it has won plenty of honors and achieved remarkable results in economic benefits, social benefits, management benefits, talent training, etc.
Far East Cable: True Quality Mutual Future
On the other hand, in terms of the overall environment, although the wire and cable industry boasts a very large market and the overall revenue exceeds one trillion, there are still problems such as the cable companies and products with varied qualities, and various counterfeit and shoddy products on the market.
In response to the flooding of counterfeit and shoddy products on the market, Far East has actively taken countermeasures to protect product quality and brand, adhere to industry rules, and maintain industry order.
Far East actively responds to the national strategy of constructing “A Country Strong on Quality” and the call of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, P.R.C., on the “Quality Month” activities. Through the organization of quality knowledge lectures, quality stories collection, and quality knowledge contests, the company has vigorously spread quality culture, and strengthened quality awareness both inside and outside, as well as integrated quality elements into the core of Far East in a practical way.
Aerial View of Some Factories of the Far East
Far East Cable’s persistent pursuit of quality has yielded fruitful results. Its related cable products have obtained a number of quality certifications, including ISO9001/IATF16949 quality management system certification, ISO14001 environmental management system certification, OHSAS18001 occupational health and safety management system certification, ISO10012 measurement management system certification, certification of National Production License of Industrial Products, China Compulsory Certification (CCC Certification), PCCC certification and CQC Certification, MA certification for Coal Mine Safety Management, CCS certification, Flame Retardant Certification, Fire Resistance Certification, UL certification, KEMA certification, TUV certification, CE certification, CUL certification and SABS certification.
As the country puts forward the aim of “High-quality Development”, Far East will continue sticking to the quality-oriented development and providing reliable cable products and system solutions for more smart cities and buildings. Moreover, it will also lead the healthy development of the cable industry, protect the national electricity security, and contribute to the transformations from “Made in China” to “Created in China”, from “China Speed” to “China Quality”, and from “Chinese Products” to “Chinese Brands”. (Partly sourced from network)