November 11, 2021

Grace Technologies Joins IDEA Connector Platform

Global electrical safety device manufacturer demonstrates its digital commitment by syndicating product data through industry-approved platform

Arlington, VA – IDEA, The Industry Data Exchange Association, announces that Grace Technologies is syndicating its digital product content through that IDEA Connector, providing trading partners with the most accurate and timely product data and marketing content.

Grace Technologies joins IDEA Connector

Grace Technologies is dedicated to making business easier for their customers. By syndicating through IDEA Connector, the manufacturer will have the ability to provide the most accurate, timely product data and marketing content to its trading partners. This minimizes order errors and returns.

Authorized distributors will have real-time access to the product information they need to market and sell to their customers, and they can be confident that information is accurate and validated against industry standards.

“With a product portfolio that expands on a weekly basis, we are excited to share our IDEA Connector Platform collaboration with our distributors,” said Drew Allen, President & CEO at Grace Technologies. “For our customers, precise specifications are crucial for their consideration and integration of our products. We’re looking forward to getting this information into their hands as efficiently as possible.”

IDEA Connector enables distributors to receive all available product content from manufacturers in a variety of formats. Users can easily maintain product information via the user-friendly interface and generate any required product and pricing extract with a graphical mapping tool.

“Grace Technologies is providing high-quality digital product content to their distributors through IDEA Connector,” said Bill Ferguson, Vice President, Products & Services at IDEA. “This helps end-users make better purchasing decisions and provides digital efficiencies throughout the channel.”

IDEA Connector holds more than 2.6 million SKUs, 250 million product attributes, and 500 fields for digital initiatives, including technical drawings, multiple images (3D, thumbnails, etc.), warranty information, videos, IMAP pricing, certifications (UL, Prop 65, etc.), and multilingual content (Spanish, French, etc.).

To learn more about the benefits of becoming a manufacturer or distributor subscriber to IDEA Connector, contact the IDEA Connector Client Solutions team or call (866) 479-0484.


About IDEA

The Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA) is the official technology service provider and eBusiness standards body of the electrical industry. IDEA ( helps hundreds of manufacturers and distributors effectively and efficiently exchange transactional and eCommerce content on a day-to-day basis. IDEA was founded in 1998 through a partnership formed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED). IDEA’s applications also bring value to vertical markets such as industrial, retail, and consumer packaged goods. IDEA is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

About Grace Technologies

Grace Technologies is making maintenance safer, smarter, and more productive as a designer and manufacturer of the most innovative electrical safety products and predictive maintenance solutions. Their products are sold through a global distribution network with sales presence in 60+ countries around the world. Grace believes a reliable plant is a safe plant, and a safe plant is a profitable plant. With their GracePort panel interface connectors, Permanent Electrical Safety Devices (GracePESDs), and GraceSense IIoT predictive maintenance smart sensors; Grace empowers maintenance personnel to make safer, smarter, and more productive decisions every day. Find out more at

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