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Sonepar Group

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An independent, family-owned group

Founded in 1969 by Henri Coisne and his brothers, it has grown steadily while retaining its original entrepreneurial values. 

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.

Key Figures

Drawing on the skill and passion of its 45,000 associates, Sonepar had sales of €26.4 billion in 2021. Sonepar makes its customers’ lives easier, over the counter, visiting customers, by phone or online, – however we’re needed.

€26.4BN 

Group sales in 2021 

45,000  

Associates 

40

Countries 

100

Brands 

2,800 

Branches 

150 

Distribution centers 

Sonepar is a leader in a vast and expanding global market.  

As the digital revolution gathers pace and product technologies continue to advance, there’s an ever broader range of applications for electrical equipment and a growing need for new services. 

The Group’s history, culture, and philosophy are all about solid, long-term values. These are the foundations of our corporate governance, where our family shareholders, executive committee, and employees work together to drive sustainable growth with a high value on compliance and integrity. 

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Long-term values that drive sustainable growth

Our values

Our beliefs and behavior are founded on strong values. They drive our mission as a business. Every day, we make our customers’ lives easier by providing products, logistics, and solutions to construction companies, other industries, and utility organizations across the world.


Our customer-centric approach leads to tailor-made solutions. And we give the same high level of service to all our customers. Everything we do, right across the world, is based on these four pillars.

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Customer Centric

  • Deliver better solutions through proximity and understanding of our customers. 
  • Make customers’ lives easier by bringing the magic of simplicity. 
  • Anticipate needs and deliver improved customer benefits. 
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Committed to People and the Planet

  • Celebrate our diversity and inclusivity because collectively we develop better solutions. 
  • Build long-term relationships based on mutual respect. 
  • Champion sustainable practices, driving the clean energy transformation. 
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Lead by Example 

  • Give our best performance in everything we do. 
  • Do what is right, making integrity and ethics the foundation of everything we do. 
  • Encourage the energy transition, inspiring customers, and co-workers. 
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The Will to Dare 

  • Bring an entrepreneurial approach to the problems we solve. 
  • Dare to push boundaries to accelerate energy transformation. 
  • Always question, always explore. 
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Discover Sonepar at a glance, its activities, key figures, worldwide presence and strategic plan.

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