Surrey, British Columbia, and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, January 5, 2023 – E.B. Horsman & Son (EBH), the largest independently owned full-line electrical distributor in Western Canada, is proud to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the acquisition of Intec Controls Inc..
For generations, E.B. Horsman & Son planned their return to its 100-year-old roots and once again serve the various resource industries and communities of Saskatchewan. Intec Controls’ understanding of the Saskatchewan market, technical product expertise, amazing customer base and the team’s alignment of core values presented the perfect opportunity for EBH to return to the province.
This agreement combined Intec Controls’ Process Instrumentation, Automation and Controls product expertise with E.B. Horsman’s full line electrical distribution business and specialty divisions 5 years ago and broadened the portfolio of products Intec will offer at its Saskatoon location.
In 2021 EBH was recognized by Affiliated Distributors (AD) as one of the fastest growing and innovative distributors in North America. EBH is an active member of AD and as such strategically benefits from the purchasing power, technical competence, and business synergies of this $13-billion organization. In addition, E.B. Horsman & Son offers its customers specialty divisions with centralized and trained support groups in five key product categories: data communications, process instrumentation, industrial automation & controls, lighting, and projects.
“Strategically this has been a great fit, not only from a product standpoint, but more importantly from a cultural and people perspective. Our coming together has further strengthened our capabilities in providing the exceptional customer service we are known for in Saskatchewan. We’re building on our industrial base to the benefit of our industrial end-user, OEM, Panel Shop and System Integrator customer base. We are also diversifying our team to better support full-line electrical contractors over-the-counter (OTC) and large projects business.” said Mike Swejda, Saskatchewan District Manager.
“5 years in, the acquisition and merging of our two companies has been transformational for EBH. As we enter 2023 I’m so very proud of the patience, perseverance and competitive spirit that is driving our team. Today our EBH Saskatoon branch is now one of the fastest growing and technologically competent locations in the company. Our EMPOWER’ed employee-owned team is building with world class supplier brands and amazing customer diversity.” said Tim Horsman, President & CEO.
E.B. Horsman & Son has been a thriving independently owned and operated Western Canadian company, in large part due to our team of fantastic people. In 2020, as part of our long-term strategy to continue as the “electrical, industrial automation and process instrumentation distributor of choice,” EBH Launched EMPOWER, our Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP). At EBH, we want our employees to grow with us – and our employee share ownership plan helps us do just that!
E. B. Horsman & Son is poised and positioned to meet, satisfy, resolve and deliver all of your electrical, industrial automation and communications needs. We are “The Electrical Distributor of Choice”.
E.B. Horsman & Son was established in 1900 in the small town of Moosomin, Saskatchewan. Today, E.B. Horsman & Son is the largest independently owned full-line electrical distributor in Western Canada and designated as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. Designated as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies by Deloitte and recently awarded the Affiliated Distributor Canada Member of the Year, we are committed to exceeding the needs and expectations of our valued customers by providing the best people, best products, and best service in the electrical industry. To find out more, please visit www.ebhorsman.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.