As part of Sonepar Canada and one of the largest electrical distribution networks, Gescan has put together a unique blend of people, products and partners to help customers with their electrical product and service needs.
We are a leader in the distribution of electrical supplies and equipment with 24 branches. Across Canada we serve two major market sectors: the residential/commercial contractors and the industrial end users and contractors.
Industrial, Automation and Controls Group
We have a passion for industrial Automation and Control. We have strategically allied ourselves with world-class suppliers to enable us to provide the high level of service required in this demanding sector of the market. We have a strong base of technical expertise and responsive inside sales staff to make your sales experience with us pleasurable.
Gescan Company History
Gescan West was originally a division of Canadian General Electric Co Ltd. This division was established in the early 1920’s and was known at that time as GE Supply Sales and Distribution. The acronym Gescan (General Electric Supply Canada) was introduced by CGE in 1975.
In January 1983, CGE subsequently sold the Gescan operations in Western Canada to BRE Electric. BRE Electric also acquired exclusive use of the name Gescan and continued to use the name in Western Canada. BRE Electric merged its operations in Alberta with Gescan to form a single company; Gescan Ltd. Gescan Ltd was subsequently sold to Sonepar in October of 1989.
Today, Gescan continues to provide outstanding service to all its customers, ranging from independent contractors to national commercial and industrial enterprises.
Sonepar and Affiliated Companies
Gescan is part of the Sonepar Group, the world’s leading electrical distributor. With 13.4 billion Euros of turnover in 2010, Sonepar has a large presence in Europe, North America, South America and Asia. In total, there are 153 companies in 36 countries across five continents and Sonepar employs over 31,000 people.
Sonepar Canada Companies
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