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 100 years ago.
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, Networks, Wire Processing, OEM Lighting and Wireless Lighting Controls.
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, Massachusetts; Ajax, Ontario, Canada; and in England, and China. International sales facilities are located in Canada, England, Germany, Australia, China, India, Brazil, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Five distribution centers across the U.S. provide quick and accurate deliveries of the IDEAL product line.