Sonepar is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services. Assisting customers in a wide range of markets and drawing on the skill and passion of its 46,000 associates, Sonepar has sales of €22.4 billion (as of December 31, 2018). Through a dense network of 170 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 as global leader

In 2008, the Group deepened its global footprint by buying up substantial assets from Hagemeyer, the world’s third leading distributor at the time. That gave Sonepar a presence in 35 countries.

In 2014, Sonepar further boosted its international footprint with the acquisition of entities with local market leadership. In the United States, for example, the buyout of IDG (to become Vallen in 2016) strengthened the Group in the integrated supply, energy and industrial distribution markets.

Today in 2020, Sonepar does business in 48 countries through 145 operating companies.

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