In 1968, the SIMCO Company was founded with production of low voltage wire and cable in Tehran by two great men in wire and cable industry, Mr. Mir Esmael Ghaedan and Mr. Mahmood Haji Jafari. In 1975, In order to development and use of modern technology moved to Rasht (Gilan/Iran) and operated in nominal capacity of 15,000 tons per year and with an area of 150,000 m2 consist of 40,000 m2 production plant, official plant and laboratory.
At the end of 1993, by expansion of construction and development of towns and villages and also creation of large infrastructure such as roads and railways , the development of heavy industries such as steel, cement, refineries, petrochemical and development of distribution network in the whole breadth of the country, wire and cable industry's growing requirements increased .
At that time, SIMCO enterprise to development and production of needed goods for country and related industries. After required preparing and purchase of related machinery, at the end of 1997, the production line started in Iran for the first time and produced 20kV cable using gas curing technology. After that, in 1998, SIMCO produced 63kV cable for the first time in Iran and received type test from Kema international laboratory (Netherland) and so received first ranking award for first producer of 63kV cable in Iran.
Also in 2000, in order to industrial innovation and self-sufficiency, SIMCO continued R&D activities for production of 132 kV cable. And finally, in 2002, SIMCO successfully produced first 132kV cable in Iran. In 2003, SIMCO received Kema type test certificate for 132kV cable to ensure the best quality of the products and eliminated the dependence of other country and import.
With increasingly expansion of towns and requirement of department of energy to the cable of higher voltage, SIMCO decided to produce extra high voltage up to 400kV. So that in 2008, SIMCO completely installed 400kV cable production line with the most advanced technologies in the world, and constructed quality control laboratory and bought other required instrumentation. In 2010, SIMCO successfully produced 230kV cable with cross section of 1600 mm2 of Milliken conductor and received type test of the cable from CESI Company.
Our high voltage laboratories with modern and updated equipments have capability of impulse test up to 1600kV and AC voltage test up to 400kV, that be used for HV and EHV cable tests.
Now SIMCO with over 45 years experience and 250 employees and a production capacity of 102,500 tones produce wire and cable according to national standard “ISIRI”, international standards such as “IEC” “BSI”, “JIS”, “VDE” and other standards.