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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.  


Over 50 years later, Sonepar’s independence remains a key strength in the Group’s strategy of sustainable, long-term growth. It continues to expand across the world, powered by the commitments of its family shareholders and by investing in the skills of its associates. 

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A global leader – 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 €26.4 billion in 2021. Sonepar makes its customers’ lives easier, over the counter, visiting customers, by phone or online, – however we’re needed.

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Key Figures

€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

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Panorama

Discover Sonepar at a glance, its activities, key figures, worldwide presence and strategic plan.

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The Sonepar Brand

Who we are, how we behave, and what makes us different.

Digital Transformation

Reimagining our business for a digital age and becoming a digital enterprise.

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Governance

We draw on our stable, responsive corporate governance to shape a sustainable growth.

Executive Committee

Get to know Sonepar's Executive Committee.

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History

Founded in 1969, our journey to our leading position today has seen several key phases.

Our commitments

Sonepar is committed to the highest ethical, social, and environmental standards.