ETIM North America announced that ANAMET Electrical, a leading flexible conduit manufacturer including the original ‘Anaconda SEALTITE’ liquid-tight flexible conduit, joined the product classification standards organization.
Headquartered in Mattoon, IL, ANAMET proactively serves electrical distributors in Canada, the United States and throughout Europe
According to John Richardson, VP Sales, ANAMET Canada, “Being involved in ETIM North America is important to us for two reasons. We see the value in developing and refining product values and features that describe our products with like-minded companies so that our product classification is available in today’s digital age.” John additionally stated, “While ANAMET is not a large company, it is important that all companies, regardless of size, participate in an open standards process.”
John Cunningham, VP Sales and Marketing for ANAMET Electrical, agreed with Richardson’s assessment, and feels that their collaborative effort, both north and south of the Canada/US border, will strengthen their position as a leader in product descriptor standards with their downstream customers.
As a direct member, ANAMET will they have access to the ETIM developed tools and participate in many ETIM NA Product Expert (PE) Groups. Currently ANAMET plans on being involved in the conduit product expert group in conjunction with other companies such as Atkore, Electri-Flex, Prysmian, Southwire, and others alongside distributors including Sonepar, Wesco, Rexel Canada, Graybar, McNaughton McKay, and others.
Mary Shaw, Executive Director of ETIM North America shared that she had been speaking with John for a while. “John saw the value in how the ETIM product classification could support his product category, so I’m pleased that they have decided to join our initiative.”
Shaw further commented that it is important that manufacturers and distributors, of all sizes and product types who recognize that the electrical ecosystem is undergoing a digital transformation are encouraged to be part of the process. ETIM North America is designed to be open, collaborative and to embrace all manufacturers and distributors. Industry standards are designed through a collective process. ETIM North America builds upon standards that are embraced in 25 countries and are being refined, and enhanced, to support all of North America.
To learn more about ETIM North America, its Product Expert Groups, and how manufacturers, distributors and service companies can participate, visit www.etim-na.org or contact Mary Shaw at email@example.com.
About ANAMET Electrical
Founded in 1949, ANAMET Electrical Inc. is a leading worldwide manufacturer of flexible conduits and flexible metal hose, including the original ‘Anaconda SEALTITE’ liquid-tight flexible conduit.
ANAMET invented flexible conduit in 1908 and currently manufactures these products in plants throughout the world.
In addition to flexible conduits and metal hose, ANAMET offers a wide range of conduit fittings and super-high temperature products designed to protect cables and hoses.