Berk-Tek Introduces TEK Center Certification

MaterialsLab_250w New Holland, PA – August 19, 2015 – Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company and leading copper and fiber optic cabling manufacturer, introduces TEK Center Certification to the industry. This new certification is applied to technical documents, test reports, and other related materials that are developed in the TEK Center and are for distribution to anyone who is interested. Only after very extensive analysis and review by highly trained and experienced engineers, can a deliverable earn the prestigious TEK Center Certification. 

“We felt it was important to our customers and prospective customers to highlight the exceptional quality of the TEK Center’s work”, states Mike McCarty, Vice President of Information Technology and Application System Labs for Berk-Tek.  He added that, “Our TEK Center employs only the best and brightest, and the results of their work are often used by the standards bodies when shaping future technologies for our industry. We are extremely proud of their accomplishments.” 

The TEK Center was launched in April of this year, but the core group of people and the tremendous capabilities that both Berk-Tek and Nexans have invested in over the years has been longstanding. One example of their work includes development of the six around one bundle testing for Category 6A alien crosstalk testing. This worst-case test procedure that has been adopted by the industry was invented by those that now work in the TEK Center. 

The TEK Center also tests competitive products and solutions for comparison to those that Berk-Tek develops. “We want those reviewing the TEK Center’s competitive comparisons to have complete confidence that the information presented is both accurate and is presented in a neutral format,” states Jim Frey, Director of Marketing for Berk-Tek. He added, “The TEK Center’s policy is to never bad mouth competitors, but rather present the comparison information in a neutral format, and allow whomever the reader is to draw their own conclusions.”

To schedule a visit or learn more about The TEK Center, please go to


TEKCenterCertified_175x220 Located in New Holland, PA, the TEK Center at Berk-Tek is comprised of several world class laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. But our TEK Center's most important differentiator is our people. The TEK Center is staffed with experienced engineers and technicians you can trust. At Berk-Tek, we understand that the network infrastructure decision you make today will have lasting effects for your business years from now. This is why we employ only the best and brightest, and give them one focus -- you. The TEK Center is part of an extensive global R&D network with similar laboratories found throughout Nexans, Inc.


This stamp ceritifes that testing was perfomed, reviewed, and approved by highly trained, experienced engineers dedicated to studying and developing solutions for future network infrastructures.

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About Berk-Tek, A Leviton Company

For 60 years, Berk-Tek has been a leading manufacturer of more than 100 different network copper and fiber optic cable products. The company has led in the development of high-performance and enhanced fiber optic and UTP cables designed to transport high-speed data and voice transmissions. Berk-Tek has major manufacturing facilities at New Holland, PA, Fuquay-Varina, NC and Elm City, NC. For more information, visit

About Nexans

Nexans brings energy to life through an extensive range of cables and cabling solutions that deliver increased performance for our customers worldwide. Nexans’ teams are committed to a partnership approach that supports customers in four main business areas: Power transmission and distribution (submarine and land), Energy resources (Oil & Gas, Mining and Renewables), Transportation (Road, Rail, Air, Sea) and Building (Commercial, Residential and Data Centers). Nexans’ strategy is founded on continuous innovation in products, solutions and services, employee development, customer training and the introduction of safe, low-environmental-impact industrial processes.
In 2013, Nexans became the first cable player to create a Foundation to introduce sustained initiatives for access to energy for disadvantaged communities worldwide.
Nexans is an active member of Europacable, the European Association of Wire & Cable Manufacturers, and a signatory of the Europacable Industry Charter. The Charter expresses its members' commitment to the principles and objectives of developing ethical, sustainable and high-quality cables.
We have an industrial presence in 40 countries and commercial activities worldwide, employing close to 26,000 people and generating sales in 2014 of 6.4 billion euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A.
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