About


Independent Electric Supply (IES) is a full line electrical distributor established in 1921. We are located in Scarborough, Ontario and service the GTA, Rexdale and Barrie areas. Today we represent over 300 manufacturers with significant inventory levels at our warehouses.

With our fleet of 5 GPS tracked trucks we offer same day delivery for orders received prior to 10 a.m. We also have emergency rush delivery and after hours service (416-443-4222) available at reasonable rates. If you call us before 5 pm then we can place your order into the Lock Box at the side of our building free of charge.

Our various departments include Counter Pick-up, Order Desk, Quotations, Lighting Division, Industrial Division, an Outside Sales Force and Application Specialists.

Our specialty is analyzing customer needs and providing solutions to our customer base which is made up of Contractor, Industrial, OEM, Institutional and Commercial markets. Our high focus items are Controls, Lighting, Distribution Equipment, Energy Savings, Industrial Automation and Electrical Safety products.

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Our History

Independent Electric Supply Inc. (I.E.S.) is a wholly owned and operated Canadian company, which has been distributing electrical products of all types since 1921.

From it roots as a primary supplier to the hardware community, supplying everything from appliances, lighting and full line electrical supplies, I.E.S has stood the test of time and grown within the industry it serves.

As a service company demonstrating world-class solutions, we have implemented programs to become your preferred supplier. Our goal is to assure continuity of service and to improve the timely flow of information between customer orders, quotations and manufacturers to meet the best possible installed cost of each and every project.

IES has seen a steady expansion since being purchased in 1988 by Bob Branscombe who maintains a “hands on” approach. IES continues to grow offering greater economies of scale to reduce the total transaction cost to our customers and manufacturing partners.

Independent Today

IES represents over 300 product lines from distribution equipment and motor control, to lighting and power conditioning products, power tools and metering equipment, servicing the Industrial Contractor, Institutional and Commercial markets across the GTA. Our Dedicated staff is fully trained within each product area, with specialists in lighting, motor control, energy savings, distribution, fastening, industrial safety and automation technologies. We have one of the largest and most knowledgeable Project Quotations departments in the industry who are able to manage any size project from design to completion and everything in between.

We are a proud member of Affiliated Distributors (A/D), North America’s leading marketing group with combined sales exceeding $26 billion dollars. In 2012 Independent Electric Supply Inc. was the recipient of the A/D award for affiliate of the year in Canada. This was truly a great honour for our entire team.