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Rittal welcomes Franklin Empire to its distribution team

October 13, 2017 | By Ellen Cools

Tim Rourke, president, Rittal Systems with Michael Almeida, general manager, Franklin Empire. Courtesy Rittal

October 13, 2017 — Rittal Systems has welcomed Franklin Empire to its distribution/partner network in Canada.

Franklin Empire traces its history back to the 1940s and has an “extensive” distribution network in Ontario and Quebec. The company also says it is the largest independently owned electrical distributor in Canada.

“Franklin Empire is known for their enterprise in the electrical distribution industry, as well as in manufacturing and processing automation. Rittal Systems is confident that partnering with Franklin will expand our reach to new areas and industries, and will be a win-win for our customers,” said Tim Rourke, president of Rittal.

Michael Almeida, general manager, Franklin Empire, added, “Rittal’s many years of experience both globally and locally, as well as their level of quality and innovation, will enable us to offer high value solutions to our customers. We are confident that Rittal’s extensive product line will complement offerings for our key suppliers, and offer a more holistic solution to the end consumer!”


Rittal Systems Ltd. (Mississauga, Ont.) is the Canadian subsidiary of Rittal GmbH & Co.

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