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ABB and Powrmatic Announce New Agreement for Electrical Distribution Solutions on Canadian Market

May 23, 2024

ABB and Powrmatic announce new agreement for electrical distribution solutions on Canadian market
  • Partnership expands ABB distribution network and increases access to energy efficient building solutions for electrical contractors.

ABB Canada and Powrmatic Canada Ltd., a distributor of residential, commercial, and electrical supply equipment based in Eastern Canada, have announced a new regional distribution agreement. Powrmatic will provide electrical contractors increased access to a complete portfolio of cutting-edge ABB products and smart building solutions including, safety switches, switchboards, panelboards, amongst others, aimed at lowering energy consumption and ensuring electrical safety in residential and commercial buildings. Powrmatic operates six locations in Canada.

By combining Powrmatic’s 80-year history in wholesale distribution of electrical, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and fireplaces with ABB’s more than 100 years of sustainable engineering practices, established wealth of technical solutions and service offerings, the partnership is poised to address the specific requirement of Eastern Canada’s electrical network and to support local reliability needs.

“Through our branches and our extensive network of specialty contract partners, we will bring ABB’s electrification products closer to our customers,” said Jean-Michel Brunet, Executive Vice-President, Powrmatic. “We are proud of this new partnership, which will increase the breadth and competitiveness of our offering to our customers, thanks to ABB’s excellent products for power distribution networks.”

ABB and Powrmatic Announce New Agreement for Electrical Distribution Solutions on Canadian Market
Jean-Michel Brunet, Executive VP, Powrmatic and Catherine Chapleau, Sales and Marketing VP, Electrification’s Smart Buildings and Smart Power Divisions, ABB Canada

“Both organizations have been well-established in the Canadian market and this partnership signifies our commitment to further advance and invest in our distribution partners so that they can increase productivity, improve safety, and to deliver our easy installation products,” said Catherine Chapleau, Sales and Marketing Vice President Electrification’s Smart Buildings and Smart Power Divisions, ABB Canada.

“This partnership will leverage the strengths and resources of the two companies to offer greater distribution capabilities and value to customers. We look forward to working with the Powrmatic team.” said Rob MacPherson, Senior Vice President Sales and Commercial Director, Electrification Business Area, ABB Canada.

ABB is a technology leader in electrification and automation, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. The company’s solutions combine engineering know-how and software to optimize how things are manufactured, moved, powered, and operated. Building on over 140 years of excellence, ABB’s more than 105,000 employees are committed to driving innovations that accelerate industrial transformation. www.abb.com

ABB Electrification is a global technology leader making efficient and reliable use of electricity from source to socket possible. With more than 50,000 employees across 100 countries, we collaborate with our customers and partners to solve the world’s greatest challenges in electrical distribution and energy management. We help businesses, industry, and consumers run their facilities and homes efficiently and reliably. As the energy transition accelerates, we are electrifying the world in a safe, smart, and sustainable way. go.abb/electrification

Powrmatic of Canada Ltd. is Eastern Canada’s most respected distributor of residential, commercial and industrial equipment. Recognized for its quality standards in the HVAC, electrical and hearth industries for over 75 years, the company is headquartered in Quebec and takes great pride in its reliable and dedicated workforce, trained to provide an efficient and trustworthy level of service. powrmatic.ca

Groupe Deschênes Inc. (GDI) is a privately held family business founded in 1940 and headquartered in Montreal. GDI, the largest Canadian-owned company in its industry, is a leading wholesaler-distributor serving three markets: infrastructure, building mechanics, and electrical, HVAC and auto parts. It operates 217 outlets in Canada and 13 in the United States. GDI also operates 23 specialty plumbing stores in Québec and Ontario. Since 2009, GDI has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.


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