Siemens Canada acquires Prairie West Technical Services Ltd.
By Anthony Capkun
November 10, 2011 – Siemens Canada has purchased Regina, Sask.-based, electrical maintenance firm Prairie West Technical Services, saying it will support Siemens’ existing mining and oil & gas customers in Saskatchewan, and advances the company’s technical capabilities in the region.
Prairie West is one of the largest electrical service organizations in Canada, says Siemens, specializing in engineering solutions for the utility, industrial, commercial and institutional electrical markets.
“This deal is a triple win for Siemens, our customers and for Prairie West,” said Michael Gross, country sector lead, Industry Sector, Siemens Canada. “It affirms our long-term commitment to the province of Saskatchewan and provides a base to deliver Siemens’ technical products and services to local customers, as well as adding more than a dozen skilled technicians to our Ontario team. It also allows Prairie West the resources needed to enhance local market needs.”
Siemens Canada will maintain and grow the current Prairie West workforce employed at locations in Regina and Saskatoon, Sask., and in Sudbury, Ont. “We feel the employees at Prairie West are the greatest asset of the deal and we hold them in the highest regards,” said Gross.
“Prairie West is a successful business with strong customer ties, and we’re confident that we’ll continue to provide the highest standard and continue to expand our service offerings as part of the Siemens technology portfolio,” said Lee Eady, director of operations, Prairie West Technical Services.
As part of the deal, Siemens acquires Prairie West’s Regina repair facility; the company says it also plans to upgrade the existing repair facility in Sudbury to the same level of capability.
Prairie West’s areas of service include: onsite mechanical and electrical services; solutions for rotating apparatuses; remove, repair and replacement of electric motors; onsite repair & rewinding of large motors and generators; warranty service; motor management programs; new, surplus and refurbished motor sales; predictive diagnostic technologies; and a range of crane services.