Our Story

North American Rectifiers dates back to 1965 when it was originally founded as Thyristor Devices Ltd. by Hugh Neames. Mr. Neames was a successful plater and an engineering graduate from University of Toronto. He understood the challenges of platers and set out to engineer and develop a rectifier designed for the plating industry. His rectifiers quickly became mainstream and the rectifier work horse for platers across Canada. Although widely used in Canada, rectifier numbers to the United States were sporadic. Those to the south who used the equipment standardized their plants with these Canadian built rectifiers as they proved to be incredibly reliable and robust; these customers continue to purchase from us today.

Over the years Thyristor Devices Ltd. changed hands and in the 90s its identity became known as North American Rectifiers. NAR continued strong, fine tuning the rectifier platform and marched along with both its loyal Canadian and Southern customers. Today, NAR is moving forward as an international brand with distributors across Canada, the US, and Europe. The base platform and design principals that made NAR a success remain much intact. Advances in design, internal components, and controls/communications continue to assure both long time NAR users and new customers that NAR is committed to fulfilling our customers’ primary essential need…reliable power!

NAR and Plating Electronic

North American Rectifiers and Plating Electronic proudly began their partnership in 2015. Our mutual objectives are to provide industry-leading, custom power solutions to customers across North America and around the world.

What our partnership brings

  • Industry-leading, revolutionary technology to the North American market
  • A desire to ensure you have all the information necessary to make an informed purchasing decision
  • A dedication to customer service and delivering on our promises
  • Experience and reliability

NAR is the exclusive home of
Plating Electronic in North America

Plating Electronic-Power Supply Leaders Since 1987

Plating Electronic was founded in 1987 with the aim of developing and producing linearly regulated desktop rectifiers and compact rectifiers using switch mode technology. Today, more than 100 people work at plating electronic and its partner companies, developing sophisticated solutions for demanding power supplies in industrial and scientific electrochemical processes. From electroplating to surface treatment of aluminum (anodizing), from cathodic dip coating (E-coating) to electrolytic water treatment, customers choose plating electronic switch mode rectifiers to ensure their system, and therefore their business, runs smoothly.

Plating Electronic Building