REM Technology Inc. came into being as a result of Spartan Control's 1998 acquisition of CARMA Systems Ltd. The name "REM" was chosen as an abbreviation for Reciprocating Equipment Management, signaling that the new company would utilize a combination of CARMA's technical and manufacturing expertise in diagnostic equipment with Spartan's knowledge and experience of compression applications and service capability. The CARMA technology originated in 1986 when a project was commissioned to acquire field data from engines and compressors. The resulting products represented an innovating advance in technology.
Spartan Controls Ltd. was launched in January 1963 with its appointment as the Alberta representative for Fisher Governor Co. Spartan's compression business unit evolved in 1967 with the addition of representation for AMOT Controls.
Spartan Controls has established itself in more than 45 years of operation as a premier organization selling high-quality process control equipment and instrumentation from leading manufacturers, while maintaining the highest degree of customer service, efficiency and competitiveness. Since its inception, Spartan has steadily evolved as numerous changes and growth occurred.
Spartan has steadily increased its repertoire of representation for companies including Emerson Process Management, Rosemount Instruments, REM Technology and Farris Pressure Management. The head office is in a 100,000 square-foot facility in Calgary, Alberta, with a 107,000 square-foot facility (sales, training centre and warehouse) based out of Edmonton, and regional service centres across western Canada.
Spartan and its 1,000 employees is pleased to have been named as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Private Companies, and has achieved Platinum level, indicating it has been a “Best Managed Company” for six or more consecutive years.
Spartan is a privately-held, employee owned company. REM Technology is wholly owned by Spartan.