Welcome to Sonepar's 50 year anniversary. Below, you'll find links to articles, videos, animations and interviews plotting the course of our history, hearing from some of our fantastic associates around the world, and examining the innovations that are powering our future. 

Powered by Difference

We've come a long way since the founding of our company in 1969 -- from a modest warehouse in Paris to a world number one with 46,000 associates and more than 170 brands. Our journey has been powered by hard work and people skills, and the dedication of our associates around the world.

Discover the Sonepar story here, with articles, animations, videos and timelines.

The women and men who make it happen

We're a family-run company with a network that stretches across the globe. Hear from our associates about what makes Sonepar such a special place to work with this interview series.

Sonepar now and tomorrow

Sonepar is Powered by Difference. We're a family company that thinks locally but acts on a global scale to provide our customers with innovations and solutions that make their lives better. Find out more about the unique Sonepar approach, our innovations, and our viewpoint on the industry.