Who we are

SKEANS is Western Canada's leading Pneumatic & Electrical, Automation and Compressor Room Systems Distributor. From Vancouver Island, BC to Thunder Bay, Ontario SKEANS' goal is to provide integrated automation and compressed air systems to industries across Western Canada.


From our humble beginnings in 1968 with a single location in downtown Vancouver (shown in this photo) SKEANS has always been family owned and operated, with a growing list of long term clients, SKEANS represents a 48 year legacy of consistency, progression, local inventory, quality service, and unparalleled expertise.


As of 2017 SKEANS now operates seven full-service offices across Western Canada and has over 50 professional employees. In 2004 we built a new headquarters (pictured below) and we continue to grow today, opening a new branch in SK the fall of 2013. SKEANS employees are specialists and on average have 12+ years of experience in their respective fields of work. SKEANS’ highly trained sales staff are constantly undergoing both factory and in-house training.

SKEANS proudly represents more than 22 major brands who lead their industries with cutting edge technology in pneumatic and electronic automation, workplace safety, and compressor room solutions.


With large inventories and expertly trained staff, SKEANS is ready to provide solutions for your next unique automation project. SKEANS provides solutions for a wide range of industries. See the ‘Industries’ tab above for specific application solutions.

We are here for you

Whether it’s a sawmill compressed air energy audit, special pneumatic cylinder designs or electric actuators, sensors, and safety guarding for your food-packaging robot, SKEANS has the solution.