Who We Are
We Are Sonepar
As a family-owned business, we have a growth mindset that takes a long-term view while making a clear impact today. We are a decentralized organization that empowers local initiatives. It’s this reason and many more more that make us the market leader in the B2B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services.
Our mission is to make our customers’ lives easier by selecting and distributing best-in-class electrical products from manufacturers and providing related services and solutions.
We are the global market leader in the B2B distribution of electrical products, solutions, and services. We’re number one in over ten countries. Our business is at the very heart of the electrical ecosystem. There’s an increasingly broad range of applications for electrical equipment and product technology is evolving with a growing need for new services.
Our strategic plan
"Impact" is the strategic plan that will enable Sonepar to successfully navigate its digital transformation and increase its world leadership position. It is the strategic direction to accelerate the growth of the Group over the next decade:
Customer – Serving our customers around the world with a unique balance of global scale and local empowerment.
People - Celebrating our diversity and inclusivity because collectively we develop better solutions.
Performance - We're fearlessly competitive, but never lose sight of the need to make a profit and invest in our future.
Planet - As a global leader in the building and industry sectors, Sonepar is at the heart of the energy transition.
The Group places the planet at the core of its vision and is preparing for future energy transition challenges by promoting energy efficient products and raising awareness on sustainability internally using e-learning solutions.
It’s all about leadership. We believe that we all have a role to play to contribute to the success of the organization.
We believe that all of us, in our own way, in our own role, can show leadership.
The leadership behaviors expected from all associates are at the heart of our mindset: adapt, dare, and learn.
- Adapt to new situations and people by choosing the right approach and skillset
- Dare to appropriately challenge the status quo
- Learn from everyone, everywhere; from others and from our own mistakes to constantly grow and improve.
This mindset enables us to carry out our work and mission – and to deliver performance, regardless of our area of responsibility.
Diversity and Inclusion
We all have a story to tell and that’s why Sonepar believes in creating a work environment where everyone can feel safe, belong, and use their voice.
Our governance and shareholders
Sonepar’s governance and family shareholders work to ensure our socially responsible growth. This is what makes us independent, resilient and allows us to think long term. Their close ties to the Group and its executives continue to foster mutual trust and make Sonepar's values a living reality.
Our beliefs and behaviour 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 local brands
As a decentralized organization, we empower local initiatives. Striking the right balance between local initiatives and global operations is what underpins our business growth. Innovations and best practices are born within our brands – and are then leveraged and rolled out to benefit the whole Group.