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Spartan Controls Becomes Exclusive Representative of Yaskawa in Western Canada

April 18, 2017

CALGARY, ALBERTA – Spartan Controls Ltd. is pleased to announce it is now the exclusive representative for Yaskawa Electric AC Drives in Western Canada, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of electric drive technology, industrial automation and robotics. With over 100 years of improving productivity through automation, Yaskawa is a welcome addition to Spartan’s portfolio of process control and energy efficiency solutions.

“We are very excited to be representing Yaskawa in Western Canada,” says Grant Wilde, President and CEO of Spartan Controls. “As our customers look for more options and innovative approaches to enhancing energy and production efficiency, electric drives will ensure Spartan continues to lead the way with complete industrial process automation control technologies and solutions.”

Employed in a variety of industrial processes including oil and gas, chemical/petrochemical, mining, pulp and paper, power generation, water/wastewater and manufacturing; Yaskawa’s solutions offer improved operating efficiencies, energy savings, and a safer work environment.

“Spartan has demonstrated excellent service and support to its markets in Western Canada,” says Mike Knapek, CEO, Yaskawa America Inc. "Our partnership with Spartan Controls to provide energy efficient solutions will enable customers to maximize the value of their assets.”

Additions to Spartan’s portfolio include:

  • Low Voltage AC Drives (690V and below): Yaskawa’s portfolio of high-performance low voltage AC drives covers all motor speed control applications found in industrial, commercial and general purpose environments. These AC drives incorporate the latest technological advancements in AC motor speed control, made possible by experience and dedication to quality in design and manufacturing.
  • Medium Voltage AC Drives (2.3-11kV): The MV1000 offers high performance and proven Yaskawa reliability. With an ultra-compact design, energy saving capabilities, and easy operation the MV1000 is the ideal choice for medium voltage motor control applications.  

The Yaskawa family of variable speed drives provides quality, performance, ease of use, and consistency across a wide range of applications.

About Spartan Controls

Spartan Controls is the leading provider of process control, measurement and automation solutions in Western Canada. For over 50 years, Spartan has provided customers with high performance solutions, industry expertise, lifecycle support, and technical training.

Our automation solutions are used by the oil and gas, oil sands, pulp and paper, power, pipeline, and municipal industries. We are dedicated to providing an exceptional customer experience where expertise and collaboration come together 24/7, 365 days a year. 

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About Yaskawa

Yaskawa Electric is the leading global manufacturer of inverter drives, servo drives, medium voltage inverters, and industrial robots. Founded in 1915, Yaskawa has been a pioneer in motion control and drive technology, launching product innovations, which optimize the productivity and efficiency of both machines and systems. Today, Yaskawa is the world's largest manufacturer of AC Inverter Drives, Servo and Motion Control, and Robotics Automation Systems.