With over 60 years of industry experience, Gescan has 26 stocking branches located across Western Canada spanning Victoria, British Columbia, to Thunder Bay, Ontario.
With over 275,000 sq. ft of inventory, our priority is to have the breadth and depth that our customers need in stock. We leverage our multi-channel distribution network and our powerful logistics to optimize the supply chain, offer competitive prices and delivery innovative solutions to our customers.
Gescan started out as a division of Canadian General Electric Co. Ltd. (CGE) in the 1920’s and was known as GE Supply Sales and Distribution. Later, this division was given the acronym Gescan for General Electric Supply Canada in 1975 and the name was used even after CGE sold the operations to BRE Electric in 1983, then subsequently to Sonepar in October 1989.
Gescan is a proud member of the Sonepar family, the largest B-to-B electrical distribution network in the world. In Canada, Sonepar is represented in nine provinces by Gescan, Lumen, Dixon Electric, MGM Electric, Sesco, Texcan and Vallen. Sonepar Canada has over 1,900 employees working out of 110 offices between the unique brands.
We leverage our strong global resource base, local expertise, and family-oriented values to deliver superior service. Our digital solutions make us available where you need us, when you need us; 24/7/365.
Gescan has developed digital tools designed to increase efficiency, eliminate error, and provide customers with self-service shopping options. These tools include our website, our Mobile App, eLink, eQuote, EDI, VMI, and Punchout. Gescan can integrate on-line shops with business systems, allowing customers access to self-service tools 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Gescan is continuously developing digital solutions to keep up with the market, and customer needs.
Sonepar’s growing international footprint spans three continents, 44 countries, 170 operating companies and 2,800 branches. At Sonepar, our 46,000 associates strive daily to invent tomorrow’s solutions for our customers. Around the world, we make life easier for our customers by anticipating and responding swiftly and effectively to their needs. Whatever the nature or size of their business, Sonepar’s goal is to deliver the solutions best suited to their projects. And with our global footprint, we aim to be “La Référence” — the standard-setter in our industry.
The company culture puts the customer and their goals at the core of the business. Gescan exists to serve its customers, and to help solve their problems. At Gescan, we recognize the need to work hard every day to earn our customers' business. The processes in place drive operational excellence and efficiency, while our people are approachable and work hard to get the job done right. Gescan strives to be the electrical distributor of choice in the Residential, Commercial, and Industrial markets that we serve.
Gescan’s experienced projects department is in place to handle projects of all sizes and levels of complexity. The team has in-depth product knowledge to better meet customer needs. Gescan also has always believed in investing in in-house specialists with experts on staff in lighting, distribution, automation, heating and ventilation, and data communications.