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.

Source

Wholesale SalesWholesale sales rose 0.6% to $64.1 billion in June, partly offsetting the 1.9% decline in May. Sales were up in four of seven subsectors, representing 54% of total wholesale sales.

In dollar terms, two subsectors — miscellaneous, and machinery, equipment and supplies — contributed the most to the increase in June, while the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories subsector posted the largest decline.

 

 

 

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Investment In Building ConstructionTotal investment in building construction decreased 0.9% in June to $15.1 billion, the first decline in eight months. A slight increase in non-residential investment (+1.0% to $4.8 billion) was offset by a decrease in the residential sector (-1.8% to $10.3 billion). On a constant dollar basis (2012=100), investment in building construction decreased 1.1% to $12.7 billion. Despite the monthly decrease, total investment grew 1.6% year over year in the second quarter.

 

 

 

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Lori BagazzoliBy Blake Marchand

Lori Bagazzoli, Regional Sales Manager for Viscor, is a 20-year industry veteran that has built an interesting career from the bottom up. Beginning as a 19-year old just out of college in customer service with EXM, she gained an intimate knowledge of the electrical and lighting supply business by working her way through various organizational levels.

“I was definitely able to learn the different roles, and understand all the different aspects of the business,” she said, “starting so young, I really had to put in my time to be able to move up.”

 

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Louis BeaulieuBy Line Goyette

Neither a Millennial nor a Baby Boomer, Louis Beaulieu embraces new technologies and new markets, but remains faithful to family traditions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in management from Laval University and is the General Manager of Ouellet Canada. A perfect profile for a career in the family business.

When I ask him if, as is often the case in a family business, he had always known that he was going to join the company, he replied, “Not at all. When I was young, I spent my school holidays at my older brother’s farm at Ile d’Orléans.

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