Rittal Systems welcomes Franklin Empire to its distribution team

2017-10-12. – Mississauga, ON. Rittal Systems, world’s leading manufacturer of enclosure solutions, is delighted to welcome Franklin Empire to its distribution/partner network in Canada.

With a rich family history dating back to the 1940’s and an extensive distribution network in Ontario and Quebec, Franklin Empire Inc. is proud to be the largest independently owned electrical distributor in Canada, also renowned for its manufacturing automation systems.

Tim Rourke, President, Rittal Systems Ltd., said, “Franklin Empire is known for their expertise in the electrical distribution industry, as well as in manufacturing and processing automation. Rittal Systems is confident that partnering with Franklin will expand our reach to new areas and industries, and will be a win-win for our customers.”

Added Michael Almeida, General Manager, Franklin Empire, “Rittal’s many years of experience both globally and locally, as well as their level of quality and innovation, will enable us to offer high value solutions to our customers. We are confident that Rittal’s extensive product line will complement offerings for our key suppliers, and offer a more holistic solution to the end customer!”

About Rittal Systems

Rittal Systems Ltd., headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, is the Canadian Subsidiary of Rittal GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, which is the world's leading system supplier for enclosures, power distribution, climate control, IT infrastructure and software & services. Founded in 1961, Rittal is now active worldwide with 10 production sites, 63 subsidiaries and 40 agencies. With over 11,000 employees worldwide, Rittal is the largest company of the proprietor-run Friedhelm Loh Group of Haiger, Germany. www.rittal.ca

About Franklin Empire

Franklin Empire Inc., a family owned electrical distributor, supplies electrical components for new construction, renovation and the maintenance of industrial plants as well as residential and commercial buildings. They also specialize in automation systems for manufacturing processes and have a product / service offering that is unique among Canadian Electrical Distributors. Franklin Empire’s proud heritage dates back from 1898, (L.S. Tarshis, E.W. Playford, and Lynn Macleod). The 1992 merger of Franklin Playford (1946) and Empire Electric (1942) established Franklin Empire Inc. The company has since grown to over 20 branch locations in Quebec and Ontario, including 5 assembly and repair facilities. Franklin Empire employs over 450 people, has an inventory investment exceeding $30 million. www.feinc.com

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Sandra Abuwalla
Rittal Systems Ltd.