Van Egmond Groep, a Sonepar Company in the Netherlands, acquires Elauma Waagmeester on July 19, 2019.


Van Egmond Groep and Elauma Waagmeester have reached an agreement for the acquisition of Elauma Waagmeester, the specialized electro technical wholesaler for the Industry, machine- and panel construction sectors.

The acquisition means that the Van Egmond Groep will improve its strategic position in the industrial market in the western region of the Netherlands. Besides the existing locations in Doetinchem, Weert, Veghel and Barendrecht, Van Egmond Groep will now also have offices in The Hague, Zaandam and Rhoon.

Casper Gerritsen, Van Egmond Groep Board Member, commented, “We are very proud of this acquisition. We have had a fruitful cooperation with Elauma Waagmeester for many years and the employees of both companies are very similar and fit together well. Together we can achieve our ambition to become the most complete electro technical wholesaler and industrial service provider for Industry, machine- and panel construction in the country.”

Geert Laseur, Managing Director of Van Egmond Groep said, “Our customers are located throughout the country. Elauma Waagmeester fits perfectly in our strategy that is focussed on bringing the highly valued industrial technical knowledge, expertise and services even closer to our customers”.

The Van Egmond Groep was acquired by Sonepar in 2015. " We are pleased to see that the independent position of Van Egmond Groep is strengthening itself in the Dutch market. We are convinced that the acquisition of Elauma Waagmeester will significantly contribute to the expansion of the national coverage and service in the Netherlands”, said Jan Ferwerda, CEO of Sonepar Netherlands.


About Van Egmond Groep

Van Egmond Groep consists of two branches; Van Egmond Elektrogroothandel B.V. and Van Egmond Industriële Automatisering B.V. With a wide range of products and official dealerships, Van Egmond Groep has been advising and servicing relations in industry, installation branch, machine- and panel construction for more than 80 years.

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About Elauma Waagmeester

For over 70 years, Elauma and Waagmeester are active as electro technical wholesalers in the Netherlands. Since January 2011 they have joined forces and became known as Elauma Waagmeester.

Elauma Waagmeester is an electro technical wholesaler focused on electrical engineering and industrial automation. In collaboration with a wide range of leading manufacturers, Elauma Waagmeester focuses on total solutions for installation companies, Original Equipment Manufacturers, panel builders, industry and end users.

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About Sonepar

Sonepar is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services. Assisting customers in a wide range of markets and drawing on the skill and passion of its 46,000 associates, Sonepar had sales of €22.4 billion in 2018. Through a dense network of 170 operating companies spanning 44 countries and 5 continents, and the digital solutions developed, the Sonepar Group delivers greater service and enhanced customer relations every day. Sonepar’s ambition is to become “La Référence” - the standard-setter for all its stakeholders. 

About Sonepar Nederland

Sonepar is the worldwide market leader as an electro technical wholesaler (B2B). The family business has been active on the Dutch market since 1982. Sonepar Nederland includes, in addition to Van Egmond Groep, the brands Technische Unie, Routeco and Ubel.

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For more information, you can contact:
Geert Laseur, Managing Director, Van Egmond Groep
Phone:                +31 314 375 399
E-mail:                 g.laseur(@)


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