Sonepar is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services. Through a dense network of 100 brands spanning 40 countries, the Group has an ambitious transformation agenda to become the first global B-to-B electrical distributor to provide a fully digitalized and synchronized omnichannel experience to all customers. Drawing on the skill and passion of its 45,000 associates, Sonepar had sales of €23 billion in 2020. Sonepar makes its customers’ lives easier, over the counter, visiting customers, by phone or online, – however we’re needed. 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.

In 2021, Sonepar does business in 40 countries through 100+ brands.

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