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2021.08.10 Sonepar Takes to New Heights in China

Sonepar Takes to New Heights in China


Construction of the airport began in May 2016, and opened on the 27 June 2021

Located approximately 50km from downtown Chengdu, the Tianfu International Airport is the largest civil transport airport in Chengdu, the capital of China's Sichuan province, and is roughly the size of 100 football pitches. It is intended for Chengdu to become the third largest airport hub in China, after Beijing and Shanghai. 

Construction of the airport began in May 2016, and opened on the 27th June 2021. It will operate as a second airport for Chengdu with the existing Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport continuing to operate. During its construction, Sonepar’s Building & Electrical Distribution Division (B&ED) team in China provided technical support and power management solutions and established future development phases, with the number of daily flights expected to rise from exponentially over the next two years. 

About Sonepar in China 

Sonepar is a key national player in the B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services After entering China in 2000, they have continued to grow over the years. Thanks to strategic acquisitions and organic growth, they achieved revenue of more than CNY 4.8 billion in 2018. They cover 18 provinces and the two special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau. With 1,200 associates, Sonepar China has extremely ambitious growth plans for the next five years, which will see them develop their critical competencies and enlarge our product range to meet our customer' needs in the best possible way, whether they operate in the building, industrial processes or energy sectors.