Who We Are?

The Chardon Group is a leading ISO 9001 manufacturer of medium voltage polymer products. In 2016, Chardon celebrated 22 years of providing high quality, low cost polymer products for utility systems worldwide.



Chardon is your “one stop” for product design, materials/parts sourcing, manufacturing, and product qualification. Chardon is the third largest manufacturer of IEEE/ANSI cable accessories in the world. Chardon has major customers in Taiwan, China, South Korea and North and South America. We are one of the few cable accessory manufacturers that compound our own EPDM formulations. All of the formulations in use today were developed by Chardon. In addition to using these formulations for our own products, all of our OEM customers have approved Chardon developed compounds for use in their products. Having our own compounding capability allows us to track every batch of material all the way through to our end products. In 2009 we redesigned our line of ANSI/IEEE 600 amp cable accessories from 15 kV through 35 kV. We studied all of the competitive products on the market, and attempted to incorporate the best features of each into our products. Today, our 600 amp product line is “as good as or better than” competitive offerings.

In 2010 we began the redesign of our line of ANSI/IEEE 200 amp loadbreak cable accessories. We followed the same procedure that we used on our 600A products. In 2011 and 2012 we achieved full interchangeability with Elastimold, Cooper and TE (Tyco) products at 15 kV and 25 kV. In 2014 we were the first cable accessory supplier to pass interchangeability with Lapem in Mexico. Lapem personnel witnessed the testing. All of our switching and fault close testing was conducted at Powertech Labs, Inc., in Vancouver, Canada. As far as we know, Chardon is the only “non-US” manufacturer to achieve full interchangeability.

It is also the only “non-US” manufacturer to have its products on virtually every US utility distribution system (through our OEM customers).  In 2012 Chardon began development of IEC cable accessory products. We feel that this is a logical extension of our technical capability. We have started to fill out the line in 2015.

 
In 2014, we started the development of our new switchgear product line. We have assembled some of the best technical talent in the industry to drive this product line. Our first product – a 15 kV, 3 phase vacuum recloser – completed certification testing at KERI labs in South Korea. Introduction of 27 kV and 38 kV reclosers was completed in 2015.


 

As the acknowledged low cost manufacturer of high quality, fully interchangeable cable accessory products, we are aggressively moving to expand our global reach. Today’s Chardon is stronger than ever! Chardon is continually upgrading and improving our facilities. We are committed to meeting – and exceeding – the requirements of our customers! Chardon welcomes inquiries from around the world. Our best sales tool is having you visit our facilities and see our capabilities first hand.

Why not see what Chardon can do for you?