Production of ironical products like laces and ligaments out of gold, silver and copper wires.
Four Companies, one Team and over a Century Tradition of Cable Manufacturing – That’s Bayka.
When the era of electrification began at the end of the 19th century, we were one of the first companies manufacturing insulated electric wires. When the information era was proclamed in the 1970s, Bayka was one of the first German cable manufacturers delivering modern fibre optic cables for the expansion of infrastracture for German Post and Railway.
Now – in the second decade of the 21st century we are right in the middle of the fourth industrial revolution, which will change our life and work substantially. We are ready and are developing cable solutions for tomorrow -for digital production, modern buildings, the transformation of traffic systems and energy transport.
The Subsidiaries of Bayerische Kabelwerke AG
One Century Cables
Bayerische Kabelwerke AG (Bayka) is a medium-sized cable manufacturer with more than 135 years of company tradition.
We develop and produce power cables, flexible connection and motor cables, communication cables, low-current cables, FOC, railway cables, signalling cables, fireproof cables and customer-specific cables. The product product line Baykaplus complements our cable range with an always increasing offer for cable accessories.
Our production sites for the cable manufacturing are located in the heart of Franconian Roth and in the German capital Berlin (Bayka Berlin GmbH & Co. KG & Glasfaserkabel GmbH). The subsidiary firm Bayka Color Farbkonzentrate GmbH, which is also located in Roth, produces colour concentrates and plactic compounds for the cable industry as well as for plastics processing companies.
Every Single Success Has Its Own Story
Milestones of Bayka History
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Transformation to a corporation and new company name:
„Bayerisches Kabelwerk, Riffelmacher & Engelhardt, Aktiengesellschaft“.
A support association is founded in order to help employees in financial distress.
Bayka is one of few cable plants in Germany that suffers no damages due to the second world war.
In May, Bayka gets the permission to produce again.
.. that built 85 company flats until 1965.
Bayka is one of the founders of „Berliner Glasfaserkabel GmbH“ (FOC production in Berlin).
Die Wilms-Gruppe, größter mittelständischer Kabelhersteller in Deutschland, übernimmt die Aktienmehrheit.
Bayka develops – together with German Railways – the BayCom multifunctional cable and the TUSI® cable for the safety in tunnels .
Bayka takes over the former Kerpen plant Berlin and therefore reinforces the production of high-voltage power cables in the German capital.
Series production as BayCom 4 Mhz in 2004.
Due to the increasing demand for BayRail® signalling and telecommunication cables, existing and new plants are set up in a separate production hall.
Nationally, there are losses over several millions due to the theft of copper grounding cables. Bayka has developed aluminium railway grounding cables as an alternative which are not as attractive for thieves and therefore further losses are effectively prevented.
Bayka celebrates its 125 years company anniversary. Celebrations with many customers took place in Hannover and Berlin. A special celebration for all employees complemented the anniversary year.
After two years of research and development (2007/2008) and two further years of practical tests (2009/2010) together with Deutsche Bahn AG the decision was made official:
Our RailOptic® FO rail foot cable is economic and technical test winner and is now requested as standard at DB.
Bayka celebrates its existence of 135 years. Unfortunately, this anniversary takes place amid the “corona times”. This is why the celebrations were postponed.
Policies regarding Quality, Working Safety, Health Protection, Energy and Environment
Code of Conduct for Social Responsibility
As a traditional manufacturer of cables, wires and plastic products we feel obliged to systemetic quality management, working safety, environmental protection, sustainable energy management and health protection as individual elements of an integrated management system.