We span a variety of specialties in the B-to-B distribution of cutting-edge electrical products and solutions.

A wide product range

We select the products and technical solutions offered by manufacturers that are best suited to local customer needs. Depending on the country, we can make anywhere from 25,000 to 100,000 products available to customers in the right place, at the right time.

The products we distribute span the following areas and ranges:

From product to solution

Drawing on the electrical equipment expertise of our staff, we combine the best products in order to offer solutions that meet our customers’ specifications and the needs of end-users.

Here are just a few examples:

Smart lighting

Automatic sensor technology increases visual comfort and helps you cut back power costs. Thanks to connected lighting, you can manage all your facilities and develop tailored scenarios.

The Melbourne Central Tower in Australia is a 46-floor office building with enough parking for 850 cars. Specialised Lighting Solutions (SLS), a Sonepar company, assisted the building manager with overhauling the lighting system. A key objective was reducing energy waste. From design to installation, SLS took charge of the project, advising and supplying the most suitable products at every step of the way. For example, the inclusion of motion sensors has made it possible to operate lighting in low-energy standby mode when areas have been vacated. Ideal for use in low-consumption areas such as fire stairs and service corridors, the fittings have led to a 93% reduction in energy use.

The connected home 

We offer cutting-edge home automation products and systems. They enable you to control heating, rolling shutters, alarms and garage doors either locally or remotely from your smartphone or tablet.

In January 2019, Sonepar launched in Switzerland a new and innovative tool in the Smart Home area, Smarango, addressing end customers (B2C) for the first time. On smarango.ch, individuals can launch a Smart Home configuration to get a rough idea of the costs, as well as a selection of local Smart Home experts. If an electrician is selected, he will contact the consumer under a working day. Smarango is therefore a platform for connecting electricians and end customers.

Whether in terms of security, intelligent control of lighting, energy or multimedia, it gives you a free estimate of the price in just a few clicks - either with a totally integrated installation or with a Plug & Play system. Through our B2B customers, end consumers benefit from our solutions developed by renowned manufacturers as well as advice from experts.

Building management

We help you optimize energy use in buildings with eco-efficient equipment, automatic motion and heat sensors, and tools for measuring and analyzing consumption.

This lab at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany is devoted to the energy transition. In cooperation with the Jülich Research Center (FZJ) and the German Aeronautical and Aerospace Center (DLR), the lab has developed a smart platform, i.e., a network of installations connecting electric, thermal and chemical flows with digital technology. Sonepar supplied and delivered the power control panels for part of this ambitious program after having conferred with the lab’s technical staff on scaling the equipment.