Sonepar Canada is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in the business-to-business distribution of electrical, industrial and safety products and related solutions. We are a proud member of the Sonepar Group, the world's largest privately-held electrical distributor. In Canada, we are represented by 7 locally managed electrical and industrial distributors, and have over 110 locations with coverage in all 9 provinces.
Our Sonepar Canada Family
Sonepar Canada’s core business is the distribution of electrical, industrial, safety and facilities maintenance products, as well as related solutions. With the rapid growth of technology, we provide a network of specialists who have the training and expertise to develop solutions tailored to our customers’ needs.
Sonepar Canada’s vision is to satisfy the needs of its customers through dedicated and professional personnel and quality products and services.
Key to Our Success
From our entrepreneurial spirit and deeply rooted values, we find our dedication to support our customers’ success.
Our associates make the difference and they are the driving force behind our achievements.
Proud Member of the Sonepar Group
Headquartered in Paris, France, Sonepar is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products and related services. Founded in 1969 by Henri Coisne, the organization grew rapidly due to the ongoing support of its family shareholders, organizing and structuring its business of electrical equipment distribution. Today, with 20.6 billion euros of revenue (31 December 2016), Sonepar is represented by 239 entities operating in 44 countries on five continents.
Our Misson Statement
Who we are
Sonepar is an independent, family-owned group focused on B-to-B distribution. We thrive on our unique balance of local empowerment and global reach.
What we do
Our job is to make our customers’ lives easier, so we dedicate ourselves to understanding and satisfying their needs. While our core business is in the electrical market, we serve customers through multiple channels of distribution, with an expanding range of products, services and solutions.
What we believe
We drive our long-term, profitable and sustainable growth by:
- Striving for lasting loyalty from our Customers
- Securing the engagement of our skilled and passionate Associates
- Building strong partnerships with our preferred Suppliers
- Aligning ourselves with the vision and commitment of our Shareholders
What we want
To become La Référence for all our stakeholders.
The 8 values of Sonepar
We believe that people are the key to our business growth. They lay at the heart of our business, as they reach both the customer and supplier. We train, motivate and support our co-workers, and we make them proud to represent Sonepar and its businesses.
Our passion drives an enthusiasm about our products and services, while strengthening our engagement and commitment to our jobs. We strive to continuously innovate and make improvements whenever necessary.
Respect is the basis of all our relationships. We understand the importance of respect as an attitude, where you listen and learn, and as a behavior, where you show respect to win respect.
The customers are the focus of our attention, as we work to identify their needs and organize ourselves to provide them with the utmost satisfaction. We provide strong customer engagement through our advanced technical support, and this customer-service quality offers an added value to our suppliers.
Profit is what keeps us free and independent, and it serves as a guarantee for the future to both our suppliers and customers. Our profit reflects the results of our hard work and efforts, while allowing us to continuously develop and invest.
Synergy allows us to work as a team throughout all aspects of the organization. We rely on each other to learn, create solutions, make a profit, and promote contacts. Through sharing our ideas and experiences, we increase our efficiency.
When focusing on the future, we must seize every opportunity to ensure that our organization thrives and survives. We always keep in mind the ongoing goals of Sonepar – profitable growth and lasting development.
La Référence means being acknowledged by customers, respected by suppliers, and imitated by competitors. This notion serves as both a challenge and an incentive for all of us to reach our full potential. With our progress and motivation, we work to be a quality leader in our industry.
Sonepar Canada Corporate Locations
Sonepar Canada Brands
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 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. Gescan Prairies is a distributor of electrical products and services with 12 branches serving customers across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Visit the Gescan website
Gescan 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. Visit Gescan Ontario
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 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 is a full line electrical distributor serving residential, commercial and industrial contractors from Eastern Ontario to Southwestern Ontario. Established in 1922, they have 11 branches throughout the province. 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
The Blueway division focuses on providing energy consulting and implementation services to assist end users in taking advantage of modern technology and utility rebate incentives. Blueway has delivered over 55,000 retrofits under contract for Canadian utility small business customers and continue to drive long-term profitable and sustainable growth.
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