IDEAL Networks Celebrates 100 Years of IDEAL INDUSTRIES

12/04/2016

IDEAL Networks Celebrates 100 Years of IDEAL INDUSTRIES

In 2016 IDEAL Networks celebrates the 100th birthday of parent company IDEAL INDUSTRIES INC., which has been designing tools and solutions that make a true difference for millions of professional tradesmen.   

100 years ago, founder J. Walter Becker launched the IDEAL Commutator Dresser Company from his mother's kitchen with the belief that every product should be worth more than its price. Service, he said, is part of the product.

Commitment to Building an IDEAL World

Since then, IDEAL INDUSTRIES has grown into one of the world’s leading authorities on electrical installation and testing. In its 100 years of business IDEAL INDUSTRIES has acquired several other companies including the LAN tester division of Acterna (formally Wavetek), and one of the leading ATM, xDSL, SDH/Sonet, Gigabit Ethernet, and IP hand held testing equipment providers, Trend Communications, making IDEAL INDUSTRIES into the global giant it is today.

IDEAL INDUSTRIES has achieved many industry firsts and was proud to launch the market’s first hand-held Cat 5 cable certifier (LANTech 100) in 1993. Since then IDEAL INDUSTRIES has released the first tester for Class F/FA, the first dedicated tester for Cat 6A cabling, the first tester to include a tone generator and colour screen, and the first tester to have an autotest button on the remote to save time.

IDEAL INDUSTRIES Today

Today IDEAL INDUSTRIES continues to develop the iconic products and practical technology demanded by critical industries like data communications, aerospace, electrical, wire processing, automotive, construction and more.

There are now 8 companies in the IDEAL group, trading  worldwide across 6 continents.

Many important sectors have IDEAL INDUSTRIES to thank in part for their progress. For example, IDEAL wire strippers have been used on almost every commercial jet flying today; and IDEAL products have even been to the moon as part of the critical equipment on NASA missions.

In the past 100 years, IDEAL INDUSTRIES has grown to become a major manufacturer of portable test equipment with true heritage and expertise in both LAN and WAN installation and maintenance. Through the IDEAL Networks brand it now supplies industry-leading data cable testers, network testers and telecom/enterprise testers all over the world.

“Innovation and quality have been central to everything IDEAL INDUSTRIES has done over the past century.  As we reach this important milestone, IDEAL Networks continues its commitment to offering both a range of unique, effective products and leading customer service, “ says Tim Widdershoven, Global Marketing Manager for IDEAL Networks.

“A part of the centenary celebrations we will be recognising the achievements and efforts of the IDEAL team.  Their work continues the values on which the company was founded in 1916 and our employees have been central to our success.  We look forward to being part of the next 100 innovative years of IDEAL,” Tim adds.

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