Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

Aug 30, 2019

EFC logo 2018 400EFC and Kerrwil Publications have partnered again this year to bring you the annual Pathfinder benchmarking report.

Pathfinder provides the best insight on the total available market for electrical equipment in Canada. The report presents Canadian-driven and defined market mix data as well as product mix and customer mix details that can be used to help steer many key business decisions—from marketing and channel development to acquisitions and branch placement.

Pathfinder is available to EFC members only. The report is available in print and/or digital format and will be available this September. Place your order today and receive the early-bird discount rate – see pricing details below.

Go HERE to pre-order Pathfinder

Full Report Details:

Pathfinder features national and regional market data on sales, employees and branches as well as customer-product-market mixes for the following distribution segments:

  • Full-line Electrical
  • Automation & Control
  • Wire & Cable
  • Lighting Hybrid
  • Utility
  • Electrical Surplus

PLUS: the report features a complete profile of all EFC members’ brands and a directory of EFC manufacturers’ agents across Canada. With Pathfinder, you will gain insight on key industry performance measures and market conditions that you can use to maximize your company’s growth and profitability.

Pricing & Delivery 

The report will be available in September, in conjunction with EFC’s Economic Forecast Day on September 19th, 2019. Please note that your Pathfinder purchase does not include registration to the Economic Forecast Day – online event registration for this event will be made available shortly.

Pathfinder is available in two format options:

Regular Package ($1,200 plus HST)

  • Includes two printed copies of the report

Digital Platform ($1,495 plus HST)

  • Includes full PDF of the report
  • Electronic access to all data charts/tables in report – provides flexibility to review, integrate and format tables/charts for presentations and other needs
  • Line card mapping tool – allows you to review the competitive landscape by line card and analyze customer, product and market mixes. This tool provides you with a true understanding of how each market is being served in Canada today.
  • Fully-interactive directory – this online directory of all distributor branches allows you to develop and better manage your distribution strategy. For distributors, this tool is invaluable in its ability to identify competitors, acquisition opportunities and new markets.

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Gurvinder ChopraBy Gurvinder Chopra

This June, Canadians will commemorate Electrical Safety Month; June also marks the fourth month of the COVID-19 pandemic national lockdown. For many Canadians, working from home has become the new normal. As confinement continues, the demand for constant power feed to connect to the world we now live, work, and play in at home has grown substantially. Homes are being equipped with new technologies that offer plenty of benefits, but they also place high demand on electrical systems at home, potentially causing serious safety risks. 

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Building Permits - MarchThe total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities decreased 13.2% to $7.4 billion in March, with declines reported in seven provinces and two territories. The $1.1 billion national decrease was the largest since August 2014. This reflected notable drops in Ontario (-12.9%), Quebec (-18.1%) and British Columbia (-19.4%), which coincided with efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

 Value of residential permits down

The total value of residential permits decreased 13.1% to $4.6 billion in March.

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Harold HayesHarold Hayes, a stalwart of the electrical industry, passed away peacefully in Scarborough, Ontario at the age of 90 on May 9, 2020.

Harold joined the industry as an apprentice at age 18, working first for his father’s business, Power Cable Installations, and then for Comstock. Among his later accomplishments, he formed Federal Pioneer Electric’s electric heating division, served as president of the Ontario Electric League in 1985, and while in his 80s consulted for Intellimeter Canada Inc.

 

 

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Sarah SilversteinBlake Marchand

Sarah Silverstein is a principal with Liteline along side her two brothers Mark and Daniel. Together, they lead the company founded by their father, Steve Silverstein, who retired in 2018.

Although she initially pursued a career in outdoor education, Sarah was instrumental in the company’s expansion into architectural lighting and the U.S. market. She joined Liteline as a project manager in between stints working in outdoor education. Now she leads Liteline’s U.S. distribution arm and marketing department.

 

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