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Spartan Controls Ltd. acquires EMRGT Power Inc.

May 8, 2017

CALGARY, ALBERTA – Spartan Controls Ltd. is pleased to announce it has acquired EMRGT Power Inc., a highly technical solution provider of motor and power control technology. EMRGT (pronounced ‘Emergent’) specializes in the application of variable frequency drives, harmonic filtering, motor control and power system analysis for customers in Western Canada.

“As part of our efforts to expand our process control, energy management and production optimization capabilities, we are very pleased to have EMRGT Power join our team,” says Grant Wilde, President and CEO of Spartan Controls. “EMRGT’s experience and expertise in electric drive technology will provide solutions and services capability our customers value and will accelerate our participation in this key electric space including the successful application of Yaskawa AC drives.”

EMRGT’s solutions are employed in a variety of process industries including oil and gas, forestry, mining, municipal, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and irrigation. They can effectively analyze and diagnose issues related to power quality and system efficiency and offer improved operating efficiencies, energy savings, and a safer work environment.

“Spartan Controls is widely regarded as the premier industrial provider in Western Canada,” said Brock Stewart, Director of Operations and Strategy, EMRGT Power. “By coupling the technological and application expertise of EMRGT with the 24/7/365 service model that Spartan is renowned for, we have united to create a uniquely capable organization to support our customers in Western Canada.”

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. 

Spartan recently announced a partnership with Yaskawa Americas for the exclusive representation of Yaskawa Electric AC Drives in Western Canada. Together, Spartan and EMRGT will focus on the successful application of Yaskawa drives to meet our customers’ challenges head-on.

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. For more information visit

About EMRGT Power

EMRGT Power Inc. is a technical product solution provider for motor control applications. With a relentless focus on customer support, applied engineering, and innovation we provide our clients with industry leading solutions to ensure maximum process reliability and operational efficiency.