Throughout the year, EFC produces a number of market research studies geared towards the industry. The following are published reports that are available to members:
|Power Shifts: Low-voltage DC Power Developments
The shift from electrical to digital systems, and the emerging low-voltage power options to supply them, may be the biggest change the electrical industry has seen in the last 100 years. This transition is having significant impact on every aspect of the traditional electrical channel – from product conception, production, sales, delivery and installation. This research report examines emerging low-voltage (LV) power developments and explores the implications and opportunities that this new technology brings to the electrical industry.
EFC members: no cost
Printed version: $100 plus tax
Digital version: $150 plus tax
|The Future of the Canadian Electrical Contractor
The Canadian electrical industry has come to an important crossroad. The emergence of new technology, shifts in age demographics, volatile economic conditions and changing customer expectations have given rise to new challenges and opportunities within the industry. To address these changes, companies must think forward and explore some important factors: What will their business model look like by 2020? Who will their primary customers be? This forward-thinking approach is critical for businesses today. After all, you need to have a vision of where you are going, to build a path to get there.Download this report: English | FrançaisWatch the Webinar presentation of key findings from this report.
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Pathfinder is the benchmarking and market analysis source for the Canadian electrical channel. This comprehensive report helps industry members maximize their company’s growth and profitability by providing an in-depth overview of key industry performance measures and market conditions. The report offers a comprehensive review of the electrical channel by strengthening alignment between EFC’s statistical data and non-reported market data — providing a clear, concise snapshot of the entire electrical channel in Canada.
To request past editions, contact Swati Patel.
|Talent: A Playbook for Adapting to the 21st Century
This report provides the Canadian electrical industry with a playbook of recommended strategies to adapt to 21st-century employment and retention needs. The findings in this report offer insight on the strengths, challenges, opportunities and threats that the Canadian electrical industry must recognize in order to become increasingly relevant to young Canadian talent.Download the ReportFor more information, contact Swati Patel.
|Click and Order: Online Purchasing Trends
With changing demographics, advancements in digital technology and more secure, robust e-Commerce infrastructures, consumers are opting for the comfort and convenience of online shopping. This comprehensive study provides electrical manufacturer and distributor members with current insight on trends and opportunities with online research and purchasing interests among Canadian electrical customers.Download the ReportFor more information, contact Swati Patel.
|Sustainability White Paper
May 2012Complying with Extended Producer Responsibility is the law and organizations are responsible for the entire life-cycle of regulated products, from design, production and packaging to end-of-life product collection, processing, reporting and tracking. This paper provides the opportunities, direction and compliance for electrical, consumer electronics & appliance products in Canada.Cost:
This publication is free for members
Non-members: $25 + applicable taxesFor more information, contact Swati Patel.
EFC also produces a number of other industry reports, including:
Profit Planning Report – Distributor members have an opportunity to take advantage of this benchmarking tool that contains a wealth of financial and operating guidelines.
Compensation Surveys – Members have an opportunity to participate in this bi-annual survey. Participating members receive aggregated data to compare salaries and compensation plans against like companies.
EFC Economic Dashboard – Prepared three times a year, this economic update is compiled by resident economist, Maureen Farrow, and provides an overview of business cycle conditions, interest rates, consumer trends, and much more.
ChannelVision – Available quarterly, select members participate in an online poll to share business confidence for current and forthcoming periods. The poll results are analyzed to show business confidence trends in the market.
For complete details, contact Swati Patel at email@example.com, 647-260-3090.