About us - History
The History of Electro-Mag
In Montréal, in the mid-’70s, Pierre Dussault founded Electromag Inc, a company that distributes industrial automation components.
At that time, new detection technologies were available in Europe to meet the demand of Montréal industries in the petrochemical and pharmaceutical sectors. Electromag became the #1 distributor of the German SICK Sensor Intelligence products in Quebec. Over time, many other internationally renowned manufacturers were added to this list to expand Electromag’s offerings and to allow their customers to find a vast selection of components under one roof. These days, Electromag’s head office is located in Sherbrooke, and the company also has offices in Laval, Quebec city, Drummondville and London, Ontario.
Electro-Mag was founded in 1976. At the start, Mr. Dussault only had the ECA (Electronics Corporation of America) line, which was “Photoswitch” — now Allen Bradley.
Electro-Mag became the exclusive Canadian distributor of SICK and Turck
A new challenge for Mr. Alain Cool
Alain Cool becomes the technical representative on the road in Montréal
The Electro-Mag company is purchased by Mr. Alain Cool and his associate
Mr. Alain Cool and his associate purchase Automation Plus in Granby, and the SMC brand is added
Opening of the Ontario office in London with Jeff Mathyssen
Purchase of Raybel Electronique in Sherbrooke
Purchase of CP Automation
Gerlando Modicamore becomes co-shareholder with Alain Cool
Purchasing AEP Imaginaire in Montreal allows Electromag to continue to position itself as a first-line pneumatics distributor in Quebec.
Electro-Mag acquires JAD Controls inc. and therefore adds two points of service, Drummondville and Quebec City.