In 1927, Robert L Brews began his business as a manufacturer’s representative. By 1950 the company operated a branch in Edmonton to expand the market focus on all Industrial users of electrical control and apparatus. By the mid-1960s the company started transforming to a full distributor and expanded the product offering to cover all the electrical equipment needs of industrial users. At the same time the Industrial and Utility divisions were created.
In April of 2006, Roynat Capital, StoneBridge and Management Shareholders acquired R.L. Brews from Bob Brews, the third-generation owner who was looking to exit the business and pursue new career opportunities. The company name was changed to Brews Supply Ltd to better reflect the change in business ownership and a new vision.
StoneBridge was actively involved with the Company’s business, financial and strategic plans and management recruitment.
In 2011, WESCO Distribution Canada LP acquired Brews Supply Ltd. Wesco (NYSE: WCC), is a publicly traded Fortune 500 holding company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with annual sales of approximately $7.5 billion and approximately 9,200 employees.
Michael Lang served as Director of the corporation and Gary Lang was the lead from the StoneBridge group working with management.