Keith Strachan, general manager, Wolseley Canada Western Region recently announced the acquisition of James Electric Motor Services, a market leader in the sale of pumps and motors in Western Canada specializing in motor repair and maintenance.


Located in Calgary, James Electric has generated a consistent and robust performance over the years due to its specialty product focus combined with a knowledgeable staff and leadership team, the distributor noted.

With the acquisition, all 64 James Electric employees will join Wolseley. James Electric President Rick James also will join Wolseley and continue in his current role to ensure continued delivery of exceptional service, pump and motor repair and maintenance expertise and James Electric’s broad range of inventory. James Electric Motor Services will continue to operate under the “James Electric” brand for the foreseeable future, Wolseley Canada said.


“At James Electric, we pride ourselves in having the ability to expertly troubleshoot pump and motor supply, service, repair and assembly,” James said. “Wolseley’s vast distribution network of over 220 locations across the country will enable us to expand our market reach and product offerings. As the proud leader of James Electric for over 45 years, I believe Wolseley is an excellent fit for all aspects of our business. I’m very pleased that James Electric will now be part of a leading distributor in Canada.”


Strachan added: “James Electric has built a solid reputation in the marketplace by focusing on exceptional customer experiences and putting their knowledgeable staff at the centre of their business’s decision-making process. This acquisition strongly aligns with Wolseley’s strategic imperatives, especially our focus on delivering exceptional customer value. James Electric is a very complementary business and we are excited to be able to leverage each other’s strengths to build and grow together.”