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

Carol McGloganBy Line Goyette

With Industry 4.0 on our doorstep, we are facing significant technological and resource changes, some of which question our industry’s core values. Artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, digitization, transport electrification, diversity and inclusion are among the inescapable changes that will affect our industry head on, both in its best practices and its business models. We have several advantages to help us deal with the changes, including an unwavering advocate for our industry: Carol McGlogan. She is the first woman to hold the position of Electro-Federation Canada’s (EFC) President and CEO. 

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GDP Rose 0.1 PercentReal gross domestic product edged up 0.1% in August, following no change in July. Goods-producing industries were up 0.2% after two months of declines, led by a rebound in manufacturing, while services-producing industries edged up 0.1%. Overall, there were gains in 14 out of 20 industrial sectors.

On a three-month rolling average basis, real gross domestic product rose 0.5% in August, compared with a 0.8% increase in July.

 

 

 

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ABBTotal orders -1%1, order backlog +3%

  • Steady revenues and book-to-bill2
  • Operational EBITA margin2 11.7%, +20 basis points; impacted 70 basis points by stranded costs
  • Income from continuing operations, net of tax $422 million, -1%
  • Net income $515 million, -15%
  • Operational EPS2 $0.33, -7%3
  • Cash flow from operating activities $670 million, +19%, solid cash delivery expected for the full year
  • Björn Rosengren appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective March 1, 2020

 

 

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Stephanie MedeirosBy Blake Marchand

For Stephanie Medeiros, this is an exciting time for Canada’s electric vehicle industry because it is approaching a tipping point. “One or two percent of vehicles in Canada are electric, but you’re going to see this change rapidly. There are different factors that come with that, but to make it a reality you need to have a charging infrastructure in place. One of the factors involved with that is establishing standards for charging, as well as settling on a uniform method for charging — ultimately, constructing a landscape that closely resembles that of internal combustion.”

 

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City Electric Supply - Jon LlewellynJon Llewellyn is the Branch Manager City Electric Supply’s Nanaimo, BC location. “I've worn many hats within this great organization,” Llewellyn told Canadian Electrical Wholesaler. Beginning as a Van Driver, Jon worked his way through several different positions at City Electric Supply after a 10-year career in the trades as a Drywaller. Starting as a driver, Llewellyn would move into the warehouse, and on into Inside Sales, which would turn into an Account Manager position before he would land in his current role as Branch Manager. The ability to learn on the job is an essential skill in an evolving industry, particularly one that is heavily technical. Something Llewellyn has certainly embraced.

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