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High quality product data: your sales depend upon it

Leading the UK’s product data transformation that, through ETIM, helps you turn your product data into a major strategic asset.

From manufacturer, to wholesaler or merchant, to contractor customer, every touchpoint in the supply chain benefits from the highest quality product data. If customers can’t find the right product information they won’t buy.

Many manufacturers want to harness the strategic power of their data and are looking for an efficient and effective tried-and-tested solution. The good news for the UK’s Electrotechnical, HVAC & Plumbing and Building Materials sectors is that you have access to the ETIM data model and ETIM UK Ltd.

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Looking for the ETIM Class for your products? Avoid taking the wrong turn with these 10 look-up guides

“Take a wrong turn early on in choosing your ETIM Class and you’ll find it very difficult to accurately classify your products in the ETIM standard,” explains Richard Appleton, Head of Digitalisation at the EDA. This new suite of 10 ETIM Guides makes it much easier to get it right first time.

Dame Judith Hackitt draws crowds at ETIM UK’s digitalisation and building safety debate

May 2023: It was standing room only around the Main Stage to hear senior representatives from the construction supply chain discuss ‘Why standardised product data and building safety are inextricably linked.”
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Announcing panellists joining Dame Judith Hackitt at Digital Construction Week 2023

Sector leaders from Travis Perkins, Signify (Philips Lighting), Mace, and Galion join Dame Judith Hackitt on our Digital Construction Week panel, discussing the need for standardised product data.


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EDA Digitalisation Forum & Data Quality Awards 2024

Join us at the America Square Conference Centre for the EDA’s Annual Digitalisation Forum on Thursday 5 December 2024

Understanding ETIM: 3 essential facts

It is an international data model (classification or structure). It is not a database.

It applies only to the technical information about any product.

It exists to help B2B customers further along the supply chain find and choose your products.

Sector Lead: EDA

Including cables, cable management, distribution equipment, wiring accessories, lighting, electric HVAC products, industrial controls & automation.

Read more about Electrotechnical.

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Sector Lead: BMF

Including heating equipment, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, pipe and fittings, HVAC controls, plumbing and sanitary products.

Read more about HVAC & Plumbing.

Building Materials
Sector Lead: BMFBMF Logo

Includes walling, flooring and roofing materials, structural steel, civil infrastructure, doors and windows, finishing and decoration products.

Read more about Building Materials.