Integrated Power Services Acquires Electric Motor Service Limited

Integrated Power Services acquires Electric Motor Service Limited

Acquisition strengthens IPS market coverage in Western Canada

Greenville, SC (March 5, 2024) – IPS, a North American leader in the service, engineering, and remanufacturing of electrical, mechanical, and power management assets, has acquired Electric Motor Service Limited (EMSL).

Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, EMSL has sold and serviced industrial electric motors and generators in western Canada since 1945. An EASA member, the company also sells, services, and remanufactures industrial and residential water and wastewater pumps. The sale includes sales and service facilities in Edmonton and Fort McMurray, a pump-focused sales and service facility in Edmonton, and a sales and warehouse facility in Calgary.

EMSL offers comprehensive electromechanical services, with engineering, testing, and remanufacturing for AC motors up to 25,000 HP/13.8 kV and DC motors up to 10,000 HP. The company also services and repairs extra-large industrial water and wastewater pumps, including submersible pumps.

The deal strengthens IPS market coverage in western Canada, particularly in oil & gas, mining, and renewables. The newly rebranded IPS service centers will offer industrial and commercial customers single-source capabilities in electric motors and generators, mechanical systems, and power management. IPS will offer employment to all EMSL management and employees.

“My colleagues and I are proud to join IPS,” said Bob Knickle, EMSL CEO. “IPS is the right home for our employees and the best company to serve our customers going forward.  We look forward to being a part of IPS’s s growing North American network, continuing to provide engineering, remanufacturing, and reliability improvements for all of our customers’ critical assets.”

“IPS has long admired EMSL for the solutions it provides customers, and we are privileged to carry on the business that Bob Knickle and the people of EMSL have built,” said Jim Mugford, IPS Executive Vice President. “Our combination will bring a greatly expanded offering to Alberta customers and a platform to introduce our offerings to Canadian customers in markets such as renewable energy and mining. We welcome our new colleagues to our journey to world-class and look forward to meeting our new customers.”

For more information on IPS and its latest acquisition or to arrange an interview with IPS senior management, contact Megan Thompson, IPS Director of Marketing, at 864.451.5636 or [email protected].

About Integrated Power Services

Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, IPS has the industry’s largest network of locations, with service centers, distribution centers, and field service offices across North America, combining industry-specific experience with comprehensive engineering resources to revolutionize reliability for customers. For more information, visit

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