Canada's Power House

Sommers offers more than 80 years of experience in power solutions.

Established in 1936 by Wes and Kay (Katherine) Sommers, Sommers Motor Generator Sales Ltd.
initially aided in bringing new electrical services and equipment to under-serviced parts of rural Ontario.
Throughout the years, the company grew, and expanded to service customers and distributors across all of Canada.

As of 2016, the former General Manager, Chris McGregor, took ownership of the company.
Through his customer-centric business model, Sommers has enjoyed continued growth and success countrywide.

Sommers is the leading Canadian manufacturer and distributor of premium quality generator systems.
With a large inventory of diesel, propane and natural gas models, our custom generator systems are built to suit your unique needs for prime power, standby power as well as PTO, portable and towable applications.

Sommers Generators Head office in Stratford Ontario

Sales, Service, Rentals

In addition to commercial and residential generator sales, Sommers also maintains a rental fleet of diesel-powered generators with up to 1000 kWe of power, and stocks a full range of motors, transfer switches, accessories, and other generator parts.

We are committed to providing the highest calibre of after sale service and support, and pride ourselves on the quality of our generators through our 24-hour emergency response team, and our warranty program.

Our technical sales staff are all graduates in electrical engineering, and are fully trained to provide efficient solutions to our customer’s needs. Our field service staff is made up of both licensed electricians and licensed mechanics, and are highly experienced in providing the best service to ensure minimal disruptions.

Sommers generators head office showroom

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Buy Sommers?

Sommers Generator Systems is a family-owned business that has been manufacturing, selling, and servicing generators in Canada since 1936.

Quality Products

Our Quality Products are backed by 24/7/365 service support and we offer the industry leading warranty — 6 years parts and labour and some DX models have a 10 year warranty!

Quality Assurance

Double Tested — All units are tested by Briggs and Stratton and again by Sommers in-house technicians prior to shipping. All units are tested under load to ensure proper operation.

Winter Ready — All of our units include a winter-kit (oil warmer) and battery so your investment is ready for our harsh Canadian winters.

Battery Optimization — Charging system and independent battery charger optimizes battery life with a 3-stage battery charger.

What is typically involved with a Whole Home Generator Purchase and Installation?

A typical installation consists of a Generator + Automatic Transfer Switch + Composite Pad. A licensed electrician, licensed gas fitter, permits and inspections are also required and provided. Sommers can assist in providing local contacts for your installation.

We believe the best feature is Sommers offers site visits to your home or business to assess your individual needs with no surprises.

What are the estimated costs?

Our packed pricing varies depending on 3rd party contracter rates for electricians and gas fitters.

Typically, installation prices for:

— 12 kw generator packages are between $10,000 - $12,000 +

— 20 kw generator packages are between $12,000 - $15,000 +

— 26 kw generator packages are $15,000 and up

What is the current lead time for installation?

To have an automatic system installed is currently 8 - 12 weeks.

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