About Us

Member of the Sonepar Group, we are Canada’s largest privately-held B-to-B electrical products distributor and supplier of safety, facilities maintenance and MRO (maintenance, repair, and operations) products and related services. In Canada, we are represented in six provinces by Dixon Electric, Gescan, Lumen, MGM Electric, Sesco, Texcan and Vallen. Sonepar Canada has over 1800 employees working out of 106 offices between our distinctive brands. Sonepar’s business is the B2B technical distribution of electrical materials, safety and maintenance products and services.Sonepar’s mission is to satisfy the needs of its customers through dedicated and professional personnel, and quality products and services which are easily available with reliable deliveries.
We leverage our strong global resource base, our local autonomy, and our family-oriented values to deliver the best products and services for our customers and suppliers. In seeking the continuous development and efficiency of our employees, Sonepar’s decentralized organizational structure encourages the entrepreneurial spirit and synergies at all levels while respecting the balance between local initiatives and overall group policy.
Our Sonepar Canada Family
Sonepar Canada has grown significantly over the years thanks to organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Our businesses are each unique and we foster an opportunistic spirit in our company every day. We stay true to our entrepreneurial roots with our decentralized organizational structure and independently run divisions.Our Sonepar Canada companies are all independently run because our customers deserve personalized treatment, tailored to various industries and clientèle. We understand that one size doesn’t fit all – we operate based on the needs of our customers and the ways that they do business.In Canada, Sonepar has over 1,800 employees working out of 106 offices between our distinctive brands.

Our Companies

Sonepar Canada is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario with operating companies in key markets across 6 provinces.

Dixon Electric
Dixon Electric is a full line electrical distributor servicing Northern Ontario for over 50 years. They are committed to providing their clients with leading products, exceptional customer service and customized solutions. They supply electrical contractors and the mining, forestry, pulp and paper industries with trusted and quality service at all times. Visit the Dixon Electric website
Gescan - Division of Sonepar Canada Inc
Gescan joined the Sonepar family in 1989 and has since grown into a company that goes beyond product delivery to become a world-class business partner. Gescan BC an electrical products and services distributor, proudly serving British Columbia with 12 branches. In addition to supplying residential and commercial contractors and industrial end users and contractors, Gescan has a passion for industrial automation and controls. Gescan Prairies is a distributor of electrical products and services with 12 branches serving customers across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Serving mainly industrial contractors and end users and commercial and residential contractors, Gescan Prairies also handles industrial automation & controls. Visit the Gescan websiteGescan Ontario is a premier distributor of automation, energy management and electrical products for the commercial, industrial, OEM and utility markets. They have a unique blend of people, products and partners to help customers maximize the potential and effectiveness of their business. The focused technical sales team and support specialists provide not only advanced products and solutions but assist customers with training, service and support. Visit Gescan Ontario
Lumen - Division of Sonepar Canada Inc
Lumen is the leading distributor of electrical and automation material in Québec. The company was founded in St. Eustache in 1962 and has been part of the worldwide Sonepar Group since 1984. Its new ultra-modern 385,000 sq. ft. distribution center and its network of over 33 branches allow to deliver anywhere in Québec within 24 hours. These logistics capabilities make Lumen a preferred partner for SMBs as well as large corporations. Visit the Lumen website
MGM Electric is a full line electrical distributor servicing the Thunder Bay and North Western Ontario region for over 25 years. With over 29 employees in 2 locations, MGM Electric is committed to providing excellent customer service, quality products and customized solutions for the Electrical Contractor, Mining, Forestry and Pulp & Paper Industries. Visit the MGM Electric website
Texcan - Division of Sonepar Canada Inc
Texcan is one of Canada’s largest wire and cable distributors. Established in 1978 and joining the Sonepar family in 2001, Texcan is dedicated to providing a range of products and services to customers in various markets, such as utility, pulp and paper, transportation, marine, commercial and residential. Over half a million square feet of warehouse space, several centrally located distribution centres and a team of experienced specialists help distinguish Texcan’s commitment to quality. Visit the Texcan website
Sesco - Division of Sonepar Canada Inc
SESCO is a full line electrical distributor serving residential, commercial and industrial contractors in the Greater Toronto Area. Established in 1922, they have 11 branches in and around the city. Their team of experienced and knowledgeable staff strive to provide the best quality service at all times – at their counters, with their deliveries and through their project quotation and coordination. Visit the SESCO website
Vallen is a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, operations and health and safety products and services for the industrial market in Canada. With over 400 associates and 22 branches, Vallen is well-positioned to service local, regional or national supply-chain management requirements by providing reliable, high quality service. Founded in 1937 in Edmonton as an agency selling to the welding trade, the company has grown substantially in product offerings and services. Vallen now boasts a line of unique and specialized services to complement quality products and dedicated personnel. Visit the Vallen website