California-based Master Electronics has acquired Canadian distributor Electro Sonic, which has served customers across Canada for more than 60 years. Electro Sonic will continue to do business under its existing name.
“We are very pleased to have E‐Sonic as part of the Master family,” said Jamil Nizam, Master Electronics president. “A company with such a long and rich history is hard to come by. Electro Sonic’s reputation of customer focus and deep supplier relationships is something we will be proud to carry on. I am confident that with our resources and commitment to inventory Electro Sonic will carry on as one of the premier Canadian electronic component distributors.”
Both Master Electronics and Electro Sonic are among the largest electronics distributors in North America. Master Electronics ranked 14th on Global Purchasing’s 2013 Top 50 Electronics Distributors report, with $163 million in sales; Electro Sonic ranked 20th with $70.5 million in sales. Both companies will appear in the 2014 Top 50 Electronics Distributors report, to be released in May.
Electro Sonic serves Canada’s OEM, MRO, and contract manufacturer market with sales contacts across the country, including Toronto, Montréal, Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Edmonton, and Québec City. The distributor is franchised for more than 150 brands including Alpha, Belden, ebm‐papst, Hammond, Hoffman, Honeywell Sensing & Control, Panduit, Samtec, and Weidmϋller.
With headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif., Master Electronics is an authorized electronic component distributor, offering customers more than 350,000 in stock part numbers for immediate delivery. Master Electronics has more than 46 years of industry experience with nine sales branches in North America and two sales branches in Asia. Master is franchised for more than 230 suppliers, including ebm‐papst, C&K Components, Honeywell Sensing & Control, Panasonic, and TE Connectivity.