R. STAHL Joins ETIM North America

ETIM North America announced that R. STAHL, a major supplier in the field of explosion protected products and systems, has joined the North American chapter of the global product classification standards organization.

R. STAHL, www.rstahl.com, a global electrical manufacturer, provides the industrial customers of electrical distributors a wide array of products including terminal boxes, control boxes, control systems and distribution boards, industrial lighting, intrinsically safe barriers, remote I/O, grounding, industrial cameras and PCs, signaling devices and more.

Given such a diverse offering, properly classifying its products, and ensuring they are appropriately described is very important.

According to Mac Criswell, Vice President and General Manager, “North America is a major area of focus for R. STAHL, and we recognize that we need to digitize our product information to meet the needs of the North American market. As a global company, we are familiar with ETIM and the power of ETIM classified information. Having a global viewpoint, we can say definitively that the ETIM product descriptor structure is a great structure. It’s robust yet flexible. We look forward to collaborating with our distributor and manufacturer colleagues in ETIM North America’s Product Expert Groups to refine global standards to best meet the North American market’s needs.”

As a direct member, R. STAHL has access to the ETIM developed tools and will participate in many ETIM NA Product Expert (PE) Groups, starting with the Power & Automation and Wiring Devices / Lighting Controls groups.

Mary Shaw, ETIM North America’s Executive Director, stated “We welcome R. STAHL to the ETIM North America community. Their robust offering and technical expertise will bring additional insights and information to our PE Groups. Through the design of a collaborative process, collectively we’re able to determine standardized product class descriptors to help digitize industry product information, streamline processes, and improve customer experiences throughout the industry ecosystem.”

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 embraces all manufacturers and distributors.  We are building upon standards that have been embraced in 25 countries over the past 30+ years, refining and enhancing it, to support North America.

To learn more about ETIM North America, its Product Expert Groups, and how manufacturers, distributors, reps, and service companies can participate, visit www.etim-na.org or contact Mary Shaw at mary@etim-na.org.

 About R. STAHL

For a century, R. STAHL has been setting trends in the field of safety solutions for hazardous areas. The German-based company is one of the world’s leading suppliers of explosion-protected components and systems. Its portfolio includes products for automation, control and distribution, installation, operation and monitoring, lighting, signaling and alerting. Customer-specific explosion-protected system solutions are fast becoming one of R. STAHL’s specialties. The innumerable technological innovations combined with a growing list of patents to its name bear testament to the company’s product development expertise. With international certification and approvals, R. STAHL’s products can be used all over the world. www.rstahl.com