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Type  Private
Founded  1974 (1974)
Area served  Canada
Industry  Scientific equipment
Headquarters  Montreal, Canada
Key people  Marc Slakmon President

Soquelec (French: société québécoise d'électronique) limited is a Montreal based company that focuses on sales and service of scientific equipment for applications in materials and life sciences. It is the Canadian distributor of manufacturers of digital imaging technology and accessories, such as Electron Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, X-Ray scanning and sample preparation. It is also a provider of laboratory consumables. Its sister company, Soquelec Telecommunications, specializes in the distribution of RF, microwave and millimeter-wave telecommunication components.



Soquelec was founded in 1974 by Jean-Pierre and Yvette Slakmon. It has continuously operated in the Canadian market and has been involved in the installation of over 200 electron optical systems in universities, hospitals and private companies. Upon the death of its founder in 2015 the management of the company has passed on Jean-Pierre's son Marc. For over 35 years, Soquelec was the exclusive distributor of JEOL (Japan Electron Optics Laboratory) in Canada.


As of April 2016 Soquelec is the Canadian distributor of the following manufacturers:

  • Annealsys (RTP and CVD)
  • Bruker (limited to x-ray products)
  • Delong (tabletop TEM)
  • Fischer-cripps (nanoindentation systems)
  • Gatan (CCD cameras, image filters, TEM sample holders, sample preparation equipment)
  • Haskris (water chillers)
  • IDES (time-resolved TEM)
  • Lyncée Tec (Digital Holographic Microscopes)
  • Nanosensors (AFM tips)
  • NanoWorld (AFM tips)
  • NT-MDT (AFM/SPM systems)
  • Quorum (EM sample preparation and cryo equipment)
  • RMC Boekeler (Ultramicrotomes and EM sample preparation equipment)
  • TESCAN (electron microscopes)
  • XEI Scientific (In-chamber plasma cleaners)
  • References

    Soquelec Wikipedia