Happy 52nd Anniversary to SKEANS

Happy 52nd Anniversary to SKEANS Pneumatic & Automation Inc incorporated April 28, 1968.

From our humble beginnings with a single location in downtown Vancouver SKEANS has always been family owned and operated. We bring our customers the SKEANS legacy of consistency, trust, innovation, local inventory, quality service and unparalleled expertise.

Huge thank you to all our team, customers and supply partners whom all contribute to SKEANS goals of providing integrated automation and compressed air systems to industry across Western Canada. 

THANK YOU for 52 years of success from the 3rd generation leadership team!

Compressor Room Service Alert

Skeans Pneumatic & Automation Inc. (SKEANS) is open and available during the “stay at home” order and until we all get through this worldwide pandemic. As a sales and service provider for equipment operating in “Essential Industries,” we are committed to maintain available technicians and repair centers.

We are also working diligently with all our suppliers to ensure we have parts readily available to effectively service our customers. As events unfold, be assured we are staying on top of our supply chain and deliveries. Our service department remains active to perform planned or emergency services either on-site or from our re-build shop in Coquitlam, BC.

SKEANS would ask that you review our “on the job site” policy for COVID-19. Please help us ensure the health and safety of our employees and yours.

Confirmation of Service – Please re-confirm the service appointment within 24 hours by telephone, this will ensure unnecessary travel if any circumstances have changed.

Social/Physical distancing is being strictly practiced at SKEANS, we will require a minimum of 2 meters space between our technicians and your personnel. Our technicians should have a clean and clear path from their service vehicle to the compressor room or area requiring maintenance. Our technicians may utilize our Job Hazard Assessment (JHA) to determine hazards. Please review together, as necessary.

Handwashing/Sanitization – All our technicians when coming to site will be using sanitized tools and components. We have informed our technicians to sanitize their hands and to be wearing gloves before entering the building. Our technicians have been advised to follow these steps anytime they need to remove their gloves for any reason. Before leaving site, our technicians will clean the compressor room and leave in great condition. Before getting back into our service vehicles, each technician will wash and sanitize their hands before leaving site. Washing their face, if necessary. Masks will be used when the technician feels there is risk of contamination.

Work Orders/Signatures – Our technicians have been advised not to get signatures on their work orders or accept any physical order confirmations. Purchase orders should be provided before the arranged service call. SKEANS will send over electronic copies of the work order, reports and final invoice for payment.

Refusal of work – SKEANS and our service department reserve the right to refuse any work or obligation if we feel the health and safety of our employees is at risk. Our intent is to perform our services in a professional, contact-free way, all while maintaining your compressed air systems reliability and the health of your employees.

On behalf of SKEANS, thank you for your continued support providing essential services and products to the people most in need.

Shane Simard Compressor Room Group, Manager

SKEANS response to COVID-19

SKEANS, its employees, and management team are continuing to monitor and develop contingency plans for responding to COVID-19 and the effects it has on business continuity and our customers. SKEANS continues to engage its key vendors to try and get out in front of any delays, shortages, or other supply chain issues.

Our team is working to support customers in any way we can, though things are rapidly changing and the impact is not fully understood. If you have specific concerns or questions about a product, please contact your local SKEANS customer service branch.

SKEANS is committed to the health and safety of its employees and continues to monitor the information being distributed by the World Health Organization, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and local governments. SKEANS is attempting to conduct normal business operation, while cleaning and sanitizing regularly, enabling personnel to work remotely from home where possible and limiting the number of personnel in our offices, cancelling all business travel, and asking all sick or symptomatic employees to stay at home.

Please know SKEANS will do its very best to communicate any changes and will aim to diminish their impact to its customers.

Lastly, all of us at SKEANS want to thank you for your continued business, especially during this challenging time! Should you have any further questions, please contact us at your convenience.

Warm regards, Tim Skeans General Manager and President

SKEANS embarking on new CRM/ERP Systems in 2020

SKEANS Pneumatic & Automation Inc. is pleased to announce that we are embarking on implementing new CRM & ERP Systems in 2020. We considered numerous modern systems available to business in today's technology world; ultimately choosing to partner with SAP B1, a world leading solution in the small to medium business arena.

We have also chosen SAP B1 Gold Partner Projectline to be our integration partner. We are exciting by SAP B1, though it was the team at Projectline that made this decision easy.

Our current systems were implemented more than 25 years ago, proving we chose the right solution then; we believe we have again chosen the right solution for our next 25 yrs. Implementations don't come without challenges, but our team is prepared to work through the hiccups while always ensuring we limit customer disruption.

Exciting times for team SKEANS, we look forward to working with these world class providers for our future success.

Matt White promoted to EAP Product Manager

Matt White has been part of the SKEANS team in Coquitlam for several years, his excellence in the field of Application Specialization focusing on electronic and robotic products has precipitated our decision to appoint Matt EAP Product Manager for SKEANS. Matt provides technical support to our outside field sales team, along with working with our customers to chose and install the best solutions for their applications. Matt will also be getting married in a few short weeks; so CONGRATULATIONS to Matt in his new role and for his new bride, from the whole team @ SKEANS.

Welcome to the team John Trim

We are pleased to announce the recent hiring of John Trim, who joined our SKEANS team in Coquitlam, in the position of CRS Sales Representative, covering BC Sales territory. John brings with him extensive experience in Fluid Power industry specializing in Blowers, Vacuum Products, & Compressor Equipment Sales. We look forward to bringing John's knowledge and experience to our customers as we continue our noble selling purpose; providing solutions that optimize our customers performance.

SKEANS custom C-Can Compressor Room

Does your organization require Compressed Air, or Drier Air but you have no facility space? Have you mobile applications where you need Compressed Air produced and stored at various job site locations? Check out what SKEANS can do to design a custom application of Compressor, Dryer, Air Receiver and filtration - either/or or all; inside a used Shipping Container (aka C-Can)! So long as the equipment will fit inside, we can design a system that will produce the right CFM and quality of air required. C-Can's are inexpensive, water tight and can be sourced in 8' widths by 10', 20' or even 40' lengths. They can be painted to an exterior colour of your choice, or left their original colour, red, brown, green, or we are often able to find white. These units can be insulated to a specified R value, no not, sub floored, or not, ventilatation and custom man doors can be cut in. Exterior connection to service the air to/from your required service area are fully sealed and water tight and we can provide up to 250' of hose length. C-Cans can be dry mounted on asphalt, stacked, or even placed directly on dirt, so long as the area is reasonably level.

When you don't have the facility room, or you need to be mobile; contact SKEANS Compressor Sales Division for more information on custom designed Compressor Rooms built inside used shipping containers

MAC Pulse Valve a proven technology

MAC has developed a solution that replaces 60 year old diaphragm pulse valve technology. It requires less maintenance, consumes less energy -it even extends filter life. And it pays for itself in less than a year. For more info go to www.macvalves.com/product/pulse-valve/

SKEANS Calgary office moves to larger facilities

Congratulations to the SKEANS Calgary team on their successful move this week to a larger facility at 4949 61Avenue, still in the SE Foothills Industrial area. See updated details on our website (contacts page).

Our Calgary team can now offer full technical service for our Compressor Group, and Automation displays for our Motion Controls Group.

Come see our Collaborative Universal Robots in action!

HR News

Welcome Anna Austin to our HR department, relieving Pam Loewen who starts maternity leave February 1st. Anna will continue our strong employee engagement and development program at SKEANS.

Currently Anna is looking for strong candidates in our Accounting, Machine Shop and Compressor Sales Group, all based out of our Coquitlam headquarters. For more information on these positions please review our Careers page on our website. If you are interested in applying please contact Anna at careers@skeans.com