Sonepar is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products and related services.
Founded in 1969 by Henri Coisne, Sonepar, electrical equipment distributor, grew rapidly thanks to the ongoing support of its family shareholders, organizing and structuring its business of electrical equipment distribution.
A group of European stature as of 1982, Sonepar is now enlarging its international footprint through targeted acquisitions around the world. The integration of substantial Hagemeyer assets in 2008 marks a major step forward in that direction.
Assisting customers in a wide range of markets and drawing on the skill and passion of its 44,500 associates, Sonepar has sales of €21.6 billion (as of December 31, 2017). Through a dense network of 167 operating companies spanning 44 countries and 5 continents, and the digital solutions developed, the Sonepar Group delivers greater service and enhanced customer relations every day. Sonepar’s ambition is to become “La Référence” – the standard-setter for all its stakeholders.
Sonepar’s business involves seeking out manufacturers and identifying and selecting the electrical equipment and technical solutions best suited to market requirements and then making them available to its own customers – generally electricity professionals – in the right place, at the right time and at the right price. Its logistics expertise, which serves a dense distribution network, ensures efficient, reliable and rapid distribution of high-quality products.