Working With Us

We take pride in representing leading electrical power generation and distribution firms. 


By combining superior products with technical expertise we deliver solutions with the highest degree of efficiency, reliability and cost-effectiveness.

If your business is considering professional representation in Western Canada, contact us to learn more about how we can help you.



Since 1992 Arbutus West Agency has been representing top industrial power manufacturers in Western Canada. In that time we've curated, developed and maintained relationships throughout the industry ensuring our clients are always satisfied.



Each member of our team is dedicated to constantly applying and improving their understanding of the electrical power industry, it's players and their issues. Each member of our team has technical degrees or equivalent industry experience so you can trust our understanding.  


On The Ground

Our ability to specifically focus on the electrical power needs of Western Canada has provided us with an unparalleled presence for our representative firms. With on the ground access and a unique ability to understand regional issues, Arbutus West can improve your sales.   

Our Customers

We focus on supplying the electrical power required for large scale engineering projects throughout Western Canada. These include: 

  • Provincial utilities

  • Municipal power operations

  • Private industrial projects including mining operations, large-scale manufacturing plants and mills

  • Renewable energy generation such as wind-farms, solar and hydro-electric


Connecting Electric Power Equipment Manufacturers with Engineers and End Clients


Manufacturing Partners


Advanced Power Grids 

​Services & Products
  • World’s largest transformer manufacture

  • Wide range of voltage and power options for Liquid Filled and Dry type transformers

  • Access to more than 60 transformer factories around the world

  • Local Canadian Transformer and High Voltage Services

  • High Voltage equipment from 69kV to 1200kV

  • Dead Tank and Live Tank breakers

  • Disconnectors

  • PASS Modules

  • Gas Insulated Switchgear

  • Surge Arrestors

  • Capacitors and Filters (MV and HV)

  • Instrument Transformers

  • Power quality solutions (FACTS and STATCOM)

  • Protection and Control Systems

  • Substation Automation

  • Network Control

  • Battery Energy Storage Solutions

  • Micro Grids

  • Large scale electric transportation infrastructure

In 2020 Hitachi and ABB  entered into a joint venture taking the ABB Power Grids division and forming a new entity Hitachi ABB Power Grids. With almost 250 years of combined experience Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a global technology leader that serves utility, industry and infrastructure customers across the value chain, and emerging areas like sustainable mobility, smart cities, energy storage and data centers. Hitachi ABB Power Grids has a proven track record, global footprint and unparalleled installed base. Over the coming years the company will continue to innovate and leverage Hitachi technologies to enable a smarter, more efficient and sustainable power grid.

Rex Power Magnetics, a division of Transfactor Industries, is a privately held Canadian company established in 1972 and headquartered in Concord, Ontario Canada. Rex offers one of the broadest ranges of dry type power magnetic products to both North American, and international markets.  Rex is a competitive, innovative and technically skilled manufacturer of high quality dry type transformers.

  • All transformers manufactured in Canada

  • CSA Certified, UL Listed and ISO 9001 accredited manufacturing and testing facility in Concord ON.

  • Power Transformers up to 15 MVA and 46.0 kV

  • Cast Coil and VPE/VPI Design

  • Harmonic Mitigating Transformers

  • Distribution Transformers

  • Reactors

  • Autotransformers

  • Control and Machine Tool Transformers

  • Custom Applications/Engineering

  • Mine Duty

  • Rental Duty

  • Traction Power

  • Hazardous Locations

  • Retrofit (Tri-plex transformers)


Dry Transformers

  • Electrical Buildings (PCR®)

  • 600V to 38kV Air Insulated Switchgear

  • Metal-Clad or Arc Resistant (up to Type 2C)

  • Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS)

  • DC Switchgear

  • Motor Control Centers

  • Metal-Clad or Arc Resistant

  • Cable Bus

  • Segregated & Non-Segregated

  • Iso-phase Bus

  • Advanced Automation Systems & Technology

  • Condition Based Monitoring

  • Preventative Maintenance Technologies


Powell’s Acheson (Edmonton), Alberta Facility is a 400,000 ft2 manufacturing facility - Canada’s largest switchgear and E-House manufacturing plant.

Powell has over 70 years of experience with manufacturing facilities and service centers worldwide. Powell specializes in the full project execution of complex electrical solutions where critical power applications demand a safe and reliable supply. With engineering, manufacturing and servicing for all product lines.

Switchgear, MCC’s, E-houses (PCR Rooms) and more

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Custom Software, Engineering Services

Acacia specializes in the finer details of electrical theory and equipment inter-operability and have perfected the technology and methodology of capturing power issues in real-time.   This ability to see an electrical issue manifest on-screen is integral in understanding how the system creates the problem, and is essential in delivering solutions that work. 

​Engineering Services
  • Advanced Generator Monitoring (AGM)

  • Advanced Motor Monitoring (AMM)

  • Power Quality Metering

  • Predictive Maintenance

  • Auto Generator Test Reports

  • Benchmarking

  • Power System Modeling

  • Data-Based Assessment of Power Conditions


 Load Bank & Transformer Rentals

Power System and generator application specialists with strong technical integration capabilites to supply Equipment to suit your industrial power requirements, offering:

​Services Available
  • Load Bank Rental & Sales

  • Power System Analysis

  • Equipment Application experience

  • Custom Software Development

  • Large Equipment and Major Power Component integration capabilities


Load Banks

  • Resistive

  • Resistive / Reactive

  • Inductive

  • Free Standing

  • Portable - Skid / Caster / Container

    • Trailer Mounted

    • Amour-Coated Trailer

    • Torsional Axles & Independent Suspension

  • DOT & NHTSA Compliant

  • Radiator Mounted

  • NEMA 3R Weatherproof Protection

  • Manual & Digital Control Options

  • TouchCommand® Controller

    • Touch Screen

    • Programmable

    • Portable

    • Intelligent Networking Control™

For over 28 years, Loadtec has been a full-line manufacturer of quality, reliable and industry-leading load banks.  Loadtec brings knowledge and support to meet the most demanding specification and deliver product solutions


Motor Controls

​Products Offered
  • Contactors

  • Relays

  • Starters​

  • Buttons

  • Beacons

Sprecher + Schuh Controls are industry leaders in providing IEC control components for industrial applications. Their innovative product line includes a wide array of industrial motor control products, including general and definite purpose contactors, overload relays, motor circuit controllers, disconnect switches and pilot devices

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Advanced Voltage Regulation 

​Services & Products
  • Voltage Regulation Products

  • Active Voltage Regulator

  • Active Voltage Conditioner

  • Deep Sag Protection

  • Single Phase Regulation

UST specializes in demand-side voltage control, a market that is growing exponentially as electrical requirements become ever more precise and the grid becomes ever more complicated.

The company was founded by Dr. Robert Degeneff, a former General Electric engineer and RPI professor. UST shipped its first SureVolt™ in 2000. Today, more than 1,000 installations later, the company’s products – SureVolt™, SagFighter™ EcoVolt™ and MiniEVR™ – are protecting critical facilities in more than 40 countries around the globe.


Power System Software

The EasyPower product suite delivers a full lineup of powerful Windows®-based electrical software tools for intelligently designing, analyzing, and monitoring electrical power systems. With the fastest processing speeds on the market, EasyPower delivers instantaneous, accurate results to help you make more intelligent decisions.

We provide sales representation and marketing services specializing in the electrical power generation and distribution sector. All of our manufacturers are industry leaders providing innovative products fit for use in the Canadian market. 




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Head Office

1424 Regan Avenue, Coquitlam BC

Canada  V3J 3B5

Tel: 604.521.5180

Fax: 800.887.7833


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