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THE GROUP

Sonepar is an independent French family-owned company with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services. We invest in sustainable growth putting people first in our expanding business.

Assisting customers in a wide range of markets and drawing on the skill and passion of its 48,000 associates, Sonepar has sales of €24 billion.

Our ambition is to become “La Référence”​

Through a dense network of 145 operating companies spanning 48 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.

We focus on the long term …​

Every day, everywhere, the involvement of our people is what ensures our success. They maintain close relationships with thousands of customers, suppliers and business partners.

… and on consistent results

We hold world leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services.

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Both global and local

Our Group operates at the heart of a global market -and with major potential for expansion. There is an increasingly broad range of applications for electrical equipment, product technology evolving. Meanwhile, there is a growing need for new services.

Our DNA is unique. A balance between local initiative and global operations underlies our business growth.

We leave it up to the men and women working at our operating companies to respond to customer needs, because they have thorough knowledge of their markets. Shared local initiative leads to global success. Strategic global policies validated by all are implemented to enhance our operational excellence and serve our customers more effectively.

Global and Local

A New Look Panorama for 2020

Every year, Sonepar publishes an annual report called the Panorama. In 2020, along with the transformation, the new Panorama highlights Sonepar’s activities, key figures, business models, Chairman and CEO’s messages, as well as the pillars of our strategic plan “impact” – People, Planet, Performance and Customer.

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The strength of a united shareholder base

Sonepar’s family and employee shareholders work to ensure socially responsible growth for the Group.

Shareholders are involved in the life of the Group. They play an active part in the annual meetings of the family holding company and Sonepar, as well as on the boards of directors of our operating companies. Their close ties to the Group and its executives have fostered mutual trust and helped make Sonepar values a living reality.

Colam Entreprendre

Colam Entreprendre is a holding company that brings together over 400 shareholders from the two legacy families, the Coisnes and the Lamberts. As the Sonepar shareholder, Colam supports the Group’s long-term growth strategy. Colam Entreprendre defines the rules on debt levels, sets demanding security ratios and performance targets and ensures the implementation of a calculated risk-taking policy. It is chaired by Marie-Christine Coisne-Roquette.

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Developing associate shareholding

For over twenty years now, Sonepar has been making sure that its managers reap the benefits of the Group’s growth. The goal is to have at least 10% of all managers owning shares. Those who do belong to the holding company called Sonepack. Together, the family and associate shareholders own Sonepar’s share capital.