J. Walter Becker founded IDEAL in 1916 and made a promise that is
still an important part of the way IDEAL operates today: "An IDEAL
product will provide a value greater than the price paid for it.
Service is a part of the product." Becker's foundational principle
represents our everyday commitment to you. It's the driving force
behind our partnerships with the world's leading distributors, a state
of the art delivery system, outstanding customer and technical support
and variety of operational benefits designed to save you time and money.
It means we're proud of the way we do business.
IDEAL brings you products that make your job easier; products
that you can rely on, with warranties you can trust; products that
are available whenever and wherever you need them. Every IDEAL
product comes with the promise made by our founder more than 90
In addition to serving the needs of electrical and datacomm
professionals, IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. also serves the high power
interconnect market needs through
Anderson Power Products, the
environmental monitoring and measurement market through
and the telecommunication industry through
Please visit their respective websites for more information.
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 reaches 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 Engineered Solutions.
Residential, 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
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.
IDEAL has solutions that allow manufacturers to make their electrical
connections quickly and reliably with a full line of high-quality connectors
and application equipment. Designed with the requirements of the OEM,
standards agencies, and the electrical code in mind, IDEAL products offer
the innovation, quality, and reliability manufacturers require.
Reaching our distributors and customers requires that we have facilities all over
the world. IDEAL headquarters are located in Sycamore, Illinois with manufacturing
plants in Sycamore and DeKalb, Illinois; Sterling, Massachusettes;
Ajax, Ontario, Canada; Fermoy, Ireland and in England, Spain and China. International
sales facilities are located in Canada, England, Germany, Australia, China, Brazil,
Mexico and Puerto Rico. Five distribution centers across the U.S. provide quick and
accurate deliveries of the IDEAL product line.