Sonepar announced the acquisition of Hydeclim, a French specialist in the distribution of equipment and solutions for air conditioning and air treatment.
Paris, November 2, 2023 - Based in Nantes, Hydeclim employs 50 people and has a network of 4 agencies located in Western France (Nantes, Caen and Tours) and Northern France (Lille). Since its creation in 1993, the company has offered its HVAC customers high-performance solutions for air conditioning, heat pumps, humidity control, ventilation and air diffusion, for both commercial and residential applications.
Following on from the Group's recent French acquisitions - notably Alliantz (photovoltaics) and CD Sud (HVAC: heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) - this operation will enable Sonepar to expand in the HVAC market and extend its offering to air conditioning and heating installers, particularly in Western and Northern France. This is a key growth area for Sonepar France, whose HVAC business generated sales of over EUR 320 million in 2022, thanks to its existing network of 55 branches throughout France.
"Expanding our market share in the HVAC sector is a strategic priority for the development of Sonepar's Specialist Division in France. As such, I am delighted that Hydeclim is joining our group, bringing its expertise and territorial coverage to our rapidly expanding national specialist network," commented Olivier Khaida, Managing Director of Sonepar France's specialist distribution network.
"For Hydeclim and its committed and passionate employees, this is recognition of their expertise and added value. The integration of Hydeclim into Sonepar's Specialist Division will enable us to offer our customers ever more effective solutions and services, drawing on the Group's considerable resources and means. It is also an opportunity for all the employees who will be joining the Sonepar family," concluded Christian Lefeuvre, Chairman of Hydeclim.
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 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 44,000 associates, Sonepar had sales of €32.4 billion in 2022. Sonepar makes its customers’ lives easier, over the counter, visiting customers, by phone or online, – however we are needed. www.sonepar.com
In France, Sonepar has a network of 500 branches and 6 logistics platforms spread across mainland France and French overseas territories. Sonepar France recorded sales of €2.8 billion in 2022 and employs 5,500 associates. For more information: www.soneparfrance.fr
Founded in 1993, Hydeclim is an independent regional distributor, expert in air conditioning, heat pump heating, humidity control, ventilation and air diffusion solutions for commercial and residential applications.
The company employs 50 people and has 4 branches located in Western and Northern France.
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