In 2011, NKT introduced a completely new and unique cable drum concept for low voltage cables; the Qaddy drum trolley. NKT won the Product Award from Danish Engineering Weekly and as part of the reasoning for awarding Qaddy, the judges highlighted that the solution was intuitive, simple, easy, reliable, ergonomic and quality oriented. The design work lifted the product to much more than just a practical device.
Qaddy relieved the problem of transporting and lifting heavy cables around construction sites and only after a few years, Qaddy became very popular among Danish electricians and installers. Consultants also supported these efforts by considering CSR (corporate social responsibility) in project descriptions when specifying cables for the low voltage installations. Through the years we have also introduced Qaddy in Sweden, Norway, Poland, Finland and Czechia.
Twice the work in half the time
Qaddy prevents injuries and significantly improves working conditions for the electricians. When Qaddy is used during installation, the workflow also becomes faster and smoother and saves time and money for the installer. The Danish EVU's measurements show that installers can benefit from a work flow and do twice the work in half the time.
Qaddy was developed in collaboration with electricians as well as physiotherapists and occupational therapists. The immediate aim was to create a system that removed the heavy lifting and unmanageable wooden cable drums from the installation work. It is the back in particular that is protected by Qaddy, as you no longer have to be a bodybuilder to move cable drums around.