IDEAL. The way
every job should be
The pride of
performance. The assurance of profitability. The promise of
satisfaction and efficiency. These define a job done right to the
people who use our products. The professionals who use IDEAL products
take their job seriously. They expect the same from their equipment.
From the first task on the job to the last, every IDEAL product
provides a proven, predictable quality that meets their needs and
standards. Whatever extremes you put our products through, they're up
to the challenge.
Over 6,000 items make
up the IDEAL family of products including some whose names have
become synonymous with their function. Wire-Nut® Wire Connectors,
Yellow 77® Wire Pulling Lubricant and T®-Stripper Wire
Strippers are products which have found their way into the tool bags
of professionals and solidified the IDEAL reputation as an engineer
of innovative and trustworthy products.
The wide variety of
products offered by IDEAL reach the professionals of many markets.
From the electrical contractor and datacomm technician to the
production engineer and plant manager, the job is easier when IDEAL
lends a helping hand. Our divisions are dedicated to the
professionals we serve: Electrical, DataComm, Wire Processing and OEM
commercial and industrial electricians have come to depend on IDEAL
for quality electrical products. Our electrical line contains just
about everything an electrician might need for an easier, more
efficient job. Industry standard wire connectors, fish tapes,
benders, wire pulling lubricants, wire strippers, hand tools and wire
management supplies. And a comprehensive family of rugged, versatile
and easy-to-use test and measurement instruments.
IDEAL DataComm is dedicated to
helping telecomm/datacomm professionals keep networks up and running.
The system of products we've thoughtfully crafted ensures the
highest-quality terminations with the ease-of-use you'd expect from
IDEAL. Our DataComm line includes tools and products for paired
conductor, coax and fiber optic cabling.
The goal of IDEAL Wire Processing
is to design machines and tools that will help engineers and plant
managers increase efficiency, save costs and reduce labor. A full
line of bench-top and hand-held tools and products make commercial
and aerospace wire processing accurate and affordable.
OEM Connection Systems
IDEAL has solutions to assembly
line wire connection needs with a full line of high-quality
connectors and application machines. Designed to make wire connecting
a smooth, efficient part of any OEM environment, our products are
compatible with a wide variety of wire gauges and combinations.
Reaching our distributors and
customers requires that we have facilities all over the world. IDEAL
headquarters are located in Sycamore, Illinois with additional
manufacturing plants in Illinois, New Jersey, and Ontario; and
international sales facilities in England, Germany, Australia, China
and Brazil. Five distribution centers across the U.S. provide quick
and accurate deliveries of the IDEAL product line.
From the beginning
In 1916, J. Walter Becker started
the Ideal Commutator Dresser Company of Chicago from his mother's
kitchen. He manufactured commutator dresser stones with the belief
that every product should be worth more than the price paid for it.
Service, he said, was part of the product. That idea has been the
core IDEAL business principle for 84 years. Today, the many loyal
distributors and customers that make IDEAL successful are a testament
to Becker's original philosophy.