Ideal is one of the oldest US-based companies making wire connectors, tools, and test equipment. The company was founded in 1916 and its headquarters are located in Illinois. Ideal Industries makes a broad range of products such as wire connectors, wire management supplies and tools, conductors, electrical, coax, copper and fiber cable tools, and test equipment. Their innovative design practices put the company in high regard among electrical and datacom techs and professionals.
Today, Ideal owns several subsidiaries including Ideal Networks, Anderson Power Products, Casella Measurement, Buchanan Construction, Crimp-Tec, Wavetek, SK Hand Tools, and Trend Communications. The company has facilities across the globe in the US, North and South America, Europe, and Asia.
Ideal products are designed by top engineers and made by highly skilled professionals to withstand demanding environmental conditions. They have even been used by NASA vehicles during the moon exploration expeditions, as well as Commander Richard Byrd at the South Pole. Now, thousands of electrical and datacom professionals use Ideal tools and test equipment across the globe.