Founded in 1969 by Henri Coisne and his brothers, Sonepar has grown steadily, while maintaining its entrepreneurial values. Over fifty years down the road, our Group is still independent. Sonepar has expanded with the support of its family shareholders, and by investing in the skills of its associates. 

At a glance

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.

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Read Sonepar Panorama

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Key figures

Sonepar recorded sales of 23 billion euros in 2020, a decrease of 3.6% in Electrical sales compared to 2019, which was the best year ever in Sonepar’s history. Discover our latest key figures

Sonepar's 50th anniversary

Sometimes, when you start a journey, you don’t know where it will take you. Watch our video on YouTube celebrating Sonepar's 50th anniversary in 2019.