3M® is a global science company with nearly 50 technology platforms, creating thousands of products for businesses and consumers. Since 3M® invented vinyl electrical tape, its Electrical Markets Division has designed and manufactured reliable products for some of the world’s leading industries, including manufacturing, transportation, commercial and industrial electrical construction, power generation, transmission and distribution, and a host of other industries.
The Essex Active partnership with 3M® has allowed our team of experts to be trained at 3M®, providing customers a better, more educated solution.
“That is good on several levels,” said Greg Dittrich, Director of Sales for Essex Active. “We now have a really good understanding of the products and the capabilities those products have.”
3M® provides a large quantity of the raw materials used by Essex Active and makes available both its Research & Development team as well as Technical Support department to work directly with Essex Active in providing unique solutions to custom problems.
From the 3M® website: When 3M® began in 1902, our five founders had a simple goal: to mine for corundum, a mineral ideal for making sandpaper and grinding wheels. Turns out, what they thought was corundum was really another low-grade mineral called anorthosite.
Discovering the poor-quality mineral could have caused an early end to our fledgling company, but our founders persisted. Why? Because something more important was born that first year: the spirit of innovation and collaboration that forms the foundation of 3M® today. So instead of calling it quits, we turned to different materials, applied them to other products, gained the trust of important investors and built up sales little by little.
Scientific, technical and marketing innovations produced success upon success over the years, eventually making 3M® a constant name on the Fortune 500 list. Today, more than 60,000 3M® products are used in homes, businesses, schools, hospitals and other industries. One third of our sales come from products invented within the past five years, thanks to innovations from the thousands of researchers and scientists we employ around the world.
With corporate operations in 70 countries and sales in 200, we are committed to creating the technology and products that advance every company, enhance every home and improve every life.