COMPANY

HISTORY

FAMILY BUSINESSES

Moteurs Électriques Laval was founded in 1930 by Philippe Lemay, a businessman from Montreal, with his brothers Alexandre and Henri. At that time, the company specialized in the repair of electric motors only.

In 1960, after 30 years in business, our founder’s son, André Lemay, began managing the company. Over the decades that followed, he began distributing a variety of electrical products, which stimulated growth.

In 1990, Moteurs Électriques Laval began selling variable speed drives, a visionary decision that proved to be a great success. The product offering increased considerably and the distribution sector expanded in the 90s. Moteurs Électriques Laval moved its head office to Ville Saint-Laurent in 1992 and opened a branch in Quebec City in 1997.

In 2001, Denis Lemay became president. He had been working here evenings and weekends since the age of 12. After earning an engineering degree at the École Polytechnique, he participated in the significant growth of distribution.

In 2004, Moteurs Électriques Laval acquired C.B.L., a large and reputable motor repair company, with operations in Trois-Rivières and Jonquière. This acquisition has been a great success and had a significant impact on the evolution of the business in the years that followed.

In 2016, the Lemay family decided that selling the business would assure its sustainability. In 2017, Moteurs Électriques Laval was purchased by the Saucier family, who committed to continuing adapting the business to suit the growing needs of industry in a constantly evolving technological environment.

Our new president, Pierre Saucier, is very happy to have acquired this Quebec family business with his sons, Pierre-Antoine, Jean-Philippe and Charles-Étienne. “Denis Lemay and I have similar DNA because I too come from a family business. As a result, all our energies will be devoted to making this family project a great success in Quebec and across Canada. We are confident that this transaction will be harmonious and successful because we share the same values.”

OUR VALUES

INTEGRITY

Honesty and authenticity guide our daily conduct.

COMMITMENT

A sense of responsibility and determination guides our actions.

TEAMWORK

Collaboration, respect and a sense of fairness drive our discussions.

INNOVATION

Open-mindedness and creativity inspire our development.

PROFESSIONALISM

Competence and expertise define our know-how.

OUR VISION

OUR MISSION

OUR POSITIONING

To be the leader in integrated electrotechnical solutions.

To work in collaboration with our employees, customers and partners to ensure everyone’s prosperity.

Highest calibre expertise and the most complete range of electrotechnical products and services.

OUR VISION

To be the leader with adapted, innovative and effective solutions.

OUR MISSION

To work in collaboration with our employees, customers and partners to ensure everyone’s prosperity.

OUR POSITIONING

Highest calibre expertise and the most complete range of electrotechnical products and services.

OUR PROMISES

WE ARE COMMITTED TO…

  • Providing our employees with a stimulating, healthy and safe work environment that allows them to develop their full potential while promoting their advancement.
  • Delivering the best possible service and making every effort to ensure that each business experience exceeds our customers’ expectations.
  • Assuring our customers get the highest level of expertise and skill by continuously improving our knowledge and staying at the forefront of emerging technologies.
  • Developing and maintaining excellent long-term relationships with our business partners, based on our shared values and objectives.
  • Being financially responsible and continually aiming to create value that assures the sustainability of our business and that of its stakeholders.