May 15, 2019 – Specialized Power Solutions, a sales agency in Coquitlam, B.C., has been named a manufacturer’s representative for Siemens.
May 10, 2019 – Rockwell Automation Canada has named Westburne, part of the Rexel Group, an authorized service provider across Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
April 30, 2019 – Nedco, a Rexel-banner wholesale electrical supply distributor for contractors and electricians, has announced it will soon reopen its branch in London, Ont.
April 17, 2019 – Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) has agreed to acquire WiZ Connected, which develops ‘smart’ connected lighting systems based on Wi-Fi technology.
April 15, 2019 – Winnipeg-headquartered lighting and electrical product distributor B.A. Robinson has rebranded its wholesale and showroom businesses as ‘Robinson Supply’ and ‘Robinson,’ respectively.
April 5, 2019 – General Electric (GE) has sold Current, one of its business units, to American Industrial Partners (AIP), a private equity firm. The business will continue to use the GE brand, however, under a long-term licensing agreement.
April 4, 2019 – Arlington Industries, which manufactures electrical fittings and connectors, recently signed sales representative deals with Electra Sales for Saskatchewan and TMC Sales for Manitoba and Ontario’s Lakehead Region.
April 2, 2019 – OmniCable, a redistributor of wire, cable and electrical products, has expanded outside the U.S. for the first time with the opening of a new branch in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
March 28, 2019 – During its annual general meeting (AGM) on Mar. 5, E.B. Horsman & Son (EBH), a Western Canadian distributor of electrical parts, presented its supplier of the year award for 2018 to electrification product manufacturer ABB’s Canadian business.
March 18, 2019 – Ideal Industries, which designs and manufactures products and tools for professional tradespeople in the electrical, wire processing, construction and data communications industries, is acquiring Cree Lighting, which develops LED fixtures, lamps and controls for commercial, industrial and consumer applications.
March 11, 2019 – Affiliates of Atlas Holdings, a private investment and equity firm that owns and operates 18 manufacturing and distribution businesses, have entered a definitive merger agreement to acquire International Wire Group (IWG) Holdings, which produces and markets a range of wiring products.
March 9, 2019 – Legrand North and Central America (LNCA), which supplies power, light and data systems for workplaces, homes and data centres, has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Universal Electric, which develops power distribution systems.
March 8, 2019 – Deloitte’s private client division has announced the winners in its annual awards program, Canada’s Best Managed Companies, including many in and related to the electrical industry.
March 4, 2019 – Siemens has closed its acquisition of Russelectric, which manufactures paralleling switchgear, automatic transfer switches (ATSs) and other power control systems for electric infrastructure.
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