Below, is a library of the Electrical Council’s research reports and industry whitepapers:
- Industry Profile: Electrical Manufacturers (May 2012)
Members came together to help produce the first comprehensive book of the electrical manufacturing industry in Canada. Not only does it offer a look at the employment & factories across Canada, it also provides a section by section review of the industry, its concerns, its scope and its forecast.
Available to members of the Electrical Council, contact Sue Adler for an electronic version.
- Research Report: The Smart Grid:The Benefits and Opportunities of Revitalizing Canada’s Electric Infrastructure (August 2011)
Smart Grid technology is developing at an ever-increasingly rapid pace in Canada. More and more manufacturers are developing technologies that are becoming integral components of Smart Grid deployment—from smart meters and superconductive wire, to home automation, energy storage and smart appliances. Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) and its member companies intend to actively lead and participate in the Canadian Smart Grid infrastructure through the design, manufacturing and distribution of reliable, secure and energy-efficient products that connect to the grid. This paper provides a high-level overview of the Smart Grid infrastructure in Canada today, demonstrating deployment activity, and how EFC members can benefit from the many opportunities available. This paper is the first of many that will be produced to help guide members in Smart Grid technology. Available free-of-charge to Electrical Council members, contact Sue Adler at email@example.com.Non member cost: $120 plus applicable taxes. Click here to order a copy.
- Research Report: The Future of the Electrical Industry(June 2011)
This report focuses on the electrical wholesaling channel and provides some insights into other segments of the industry. The responses and survey targets used in this report are from across the industry and represent an amalgam of input from many segments of the industry that address those trends that will impact the market. This report and its resulting outcomes will challenge you to understand the trends that are forthcoming and re-define them into opportunities.Available free-of-charge to Electrical Council members, contact Sue Adler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non member cost: $120 plus applicable taxes. Click here to order a copy.
- Research Report: Electrical Contractor Purchase Behaviour (June 2011)
In this follow-up study to the report below, this industry paper allows the electrical market capitalize on sales opportunities by providing a deeper understanding of buyer behaviours, pointing the way for more effective sales and marketing strategies, who to talk to at the contractor company, and what their needs and potential concerns are. Interviews conducted for the purpose of this paper focused within the commercial/institutional/light industrial construction markets, where there are a wide range of applications for labour-savings products.Available free-of-charge to Electrical Council members, contact Sue Adler at email@example.com.
Non member cost: $85 plus applicable taxes. Click here to order a copy.
- Research Report: Identifying Needs, Opportunities and Trends Among Mid-sized Electrical Contractors in Canada(June 2010)
The first of two reports (see above report for second edition) offers the electrical market with a better understanding of strategic opportunities for products and services, and helps determine which products, services and communication tools are most effective in generating the greatest return. This research was designed to identify which business pressures are most prevalent among the target market; to determine electrical contractors current and planned involvement in various construction practices; to assess contractors reliance on Web/Internet services for business purposes by measuring frequency of usage; to identify the most critical criteria for selecting a distributor in relation to general stores items purchases and construction projects; and to determine which distributor value-added services are of most interest to electrical contractors.
- Whitepaper: Sustainability – Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Electrical Products in Canada(September 2010)
Complying with Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations is not an optional business practice; its the law. This paper provides guidance on what each producer must do to get on the path of EPR stewardship. This paper explores the steps your company needs to take now to ensure compliance with individual provincial EPR regulations for lamps, fixtures and batteries, as well as other regulated products under provincial law. Further discussion centres on opportunities that EPR compliance affords the channelmanufacturers, distributors and manufacturers representatives. Finally, this paper includes a section on Packaging for EPR, a key area for which protocols and procedures are fast developing on a provincial basis.
Please contact Susan Adler if you have any enquiries.
S&D’s bi-monthly opinion poll that covers a range of industry topics and trends. See current and past poll results. To be included in this poll distribution, please contact Susan Adler.
National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) Reports/Publications
S&D participates in the NAW Publications Marketing Allowance Program. NAW is a DC-based trade association representing the wholesale distribution industry. S&D members are eligible for a 15-20% discount off publication non-member prices. To view a list of publications, get free industry reports, or to order from the NAW, visitwww.nawpubs.org.