Sonepar is the world's number one B-to-B distributor of electrical products and related solutions.

It offers a wide range of equipment, along with end-to-end solutions for generating, controlling, transmitting and transforming electric power used in residential, commercial and industrial buildings as well as for utilities.

As a key partner along the implementation chain for industrial users, contractors and integrators, we have developed a customer-centric approach so that we can constantly keep a pulse on their needs, providing them with outlets or supplies as required.


Sonepar is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products and related solutions.

Founded in 1969 by Henri Coisne, the Sonepar group, 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.

Today, with 17.2 billion euros of sales in 2014, Sonepar is represented by 224 companies operating in 41 countries on five continents. It is at the heart of a €190 billion global market which, due to the growing number of applications for electrical equipment, fast-changing product technologies, and the need for new services, has considerable further potential.



Electronics & Electricals

Date of Establishment


Number of Employees

43,000 worldwide