Legrand announced as latest EDATA data pool sponsor

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  Posted by: electime      21st February 2024

Legrand Electric Ltd is the 16th leading manufacturer to announce their sponsorship of EDATA, the electrotechnical sector’s data pool which is managed by the Electrical Distributors’ Association. The 26 sponsors, a mix of manufacturers and wholesalers of various sizes, have each pledged their support to the data pool which offers EDA Wholesalers and branches free access to information and images on 200,000+ products sold through the supply chain.

“Legrand has been a member of the EDATA data pool since 2021, but this recent decision to upgrade our commitment to sponsor level comes in response to the positive feedback we’ve received from our wholesaler customers about the data pool,” explains Jeff Platt, Sales Director – Cable Management at Legrand, adding, “As sponsors, we take our seat on the EDATA Steering Group and can contribute to its long-term strategy for the good of the sector.”

Margaret Fitzsimons, CEO at the EDA, said “Legrand is an important brand for this sector and this endorsement lends further weight to our work. It is thanks to their commitment, and their fellow EDATA sponsors, that access to the data pool is free to every EDA Wholesaler and their branches.

“EDATA is about helping businesses benefit from efficiencies that standardised, high quality data can deliver to every point in the supply chain. This is not just about driving sales from manufacturer to wholesaler, and wholesaler to contractor, but also about improving the accuracy and traceability of product information during a building’s lifetime.”

EDATA is growing steadily with over 80 leading brands signed up to share their high quality product data with electrical wholesalers. Every EDA wholesaler has free access to the data pool where they can download data in bulk to drive websites, e-shops, ordering and invoicing, and ERP systems, and create individual data sheets on the fly.