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. 2018 is a celebration of our 50th year! We are proud that 50 years later we still bring our customers the SKEANS legacy of consistency, trust, innovation, local inventory, quality service, and unparalleled expertise.


SKEANS operates seven full-service offices across Western Canada and has over 55 professional employees. In 2004 we built a new headquarters (pictured below) since then we've opened a branch in Saskatoon, and relocated Prince George, Winnipeg, Kamloops and even the new operation in Saskatoon to larger spaces as we continue to expand our product offerings and staff. SKEANS employees are true specialists in their field and in a time when the average length of service by an employee is getting shorter and shorter, we can still say our staff has an average of 10 years of experience in their respective fields of work. SKEANS’ highly trained sales staff are constantly undergoing both factory and in-house training.

SKEANS today proudly represents 36 of today's world leading Automation Manufacturers. Brands who lead their industries with cutting edge technology in pneumatic and electronic automation, workplace safety, and compressor room solutions. MAC Valves, Universal Robots, Bimba, Gardner Denver, Quincy, Colder, Tolomatic, PHD, Piab, TRD to name only a few.


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.