Sonepar is pleased to announce that it will acquire a majority shareholding in Factory Systemes Groupe, a major player in the distribution of software solutions, edge computing and industrial IoT.
Located in the east of Paris, Factory Systemes Groupe recorded sales of EUR 55 million in 2020 and employs 150 associates. It serves almost 10,000 customers with operations in France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
This acquisition will enable Sonepar to accelerate its digital transformation consistent with its ambition to become the leading Industry Electrical Distributor offering a full range of services, including software solutions.
“We are delighted that Factory Systemes Groupe, a leading player in its business field, will join Sonepar. This transaction will enable Sonepar to develop its added value digital offer in a fast-growing market and to serve the whole industry with focus on Industry 4.0. The leverage of Sonepar’s global footprint and customer base will offer many new commercial opportunities for Factory Systemes Groupe to accelerate its development and diversify its portfolio of services.” stated Jérôme Malassigné, President of Sonepar International Services & France.
“Our recognized expertise combined with Sonepar’s strength and incredible market coverage will offer unmatched opportunities to our respective customers, partners and employees. Together, we ambition to provide our ecosystem with complete, comprehensive and sustainable solutions to enable their digital transformation initiatives.”, stated Thierry Bonte, President of Factory Systemes Groupe.
This acquisition is subject to clearance by the Austrian antitrust authority and is expected to close before year-end.
About Factory Systemes Groupe
Factory Systemes Groupe is a leading distributor in Industrial Software Solutions, Edge Computing and IIoT. With 150 associates, operating in France, Germany and Switzerland, the company offers to almost 10 000 manufacturing plants and large infrastructures a fast-track to digitization, so they can optimize their operations, plan better and accelerate their agenda to lower carbon footprint. The group deals with major suppliers including AVEVA and Advantech. It provides to customers and partners a best of breed long term digital solution that delivers short term value with a low Total Cost of Ownership. To deliver end-to-end solutions, Factory Systemes Groupe leverages the vertical expertise of over 470 System Integrators and OEM partners. For more details, visit: www.factorygroupe.fr
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. www.sonepar.com