Collingwood Lighting announces closer ties with the EDATA data pool

February 27, 2024

Collingwood Lighting has become the latest leading brand to back the sector’s data pool – EDATA – by becoming its 17th manufacturer sponsor. Free wholesaler access to the data pool is made possible thanks to the support of the 27 manufacturer and wholesaler sponsors, combined with the 80+ manufacturer subscribers. EDATA is managed by the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) with the data pool’s strategic development is “by the industry for the industry” and led by a Steering Group comprising sponsor representatives.

“Collingwood first subscribed to the data pool in July 2020 and has been working with the EDA team to ensure that wholesalers have access to the highest quality information about our products. Having achieved Gold standard for our product information – a quality benchmark which we are keen to maintain – the time is right to upgrade our support,” explained Andrew Fairhurst, UK Sales Director at Collingwood.

“As an EDATA sponsor, we are aware that it will raise the profile of Collingwood’s product information – and we welcome that – and we look forward to joining our fellow sponsors to shape the data pool’s direction of travel.”

Margaret Fitzsimons, CEO at the EDA

Margaret Fitzsimons, CEO at the EDA, added

“We are delighted that Collingwood Lighting has made this commitment, particularly as 2024 marks their 10th anniversary as an EDA Affiliated Manufacturer making their endorsement of this important area of our work is most apt.”

“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.

EDATA Wholesaler Sponsors
  1. BEMCO – British Electrical Manufacturing Company
  2. BED (Corby) Ltd
  3. CEF
  4. Edmundson Electrical Ltd
  5. Fegime UK
  6. LEW Electrical Distributors
  7. R & M Electrical Group Ltd
  8. Rexel UK Ltd
  9. Stearn Electric Co Ltd
  10. The IBA Buying Group
EDATA Manufacturer Sponsors
  1. ABB Ltd – Electrification
  2. Aico Ltd
  3. Ansell Lighting
  4. Cembre Ltd
  5. Collingwood Lighting
  6. Deta Electrical Co Ltd
  7. Eaton
  8. Electrium Sales (A Siemens Company)
  9. Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation
  10. Hager Ltd
  11. LEDVANCE Ltd
  12. Legrand Electric Ltd
  13. Marshall-Tufflex Ltd
  14. Prysmian Group
  15. Schneider Electric Ltd
  16. Thorn Lighting
  17. Vent-Axia