We invest in sustainable growth putting people first in our expanding business.

We are an independent family-owned Group

Founded in 1969 by Henri Coisne and his brothers, Sonepar has grown steadily, while maintaining its entrepreneurial values. Fifty years down the road, our Group is still independent. Sonepar has expanded with the support of its family shareholders, and by investing in the skills of its associates. 


We focus on the long term …

Every day, everywhere, the involvement of our people is what ensures our success. They maintain close relationships with thousands of customers, suppliers and business partners.


We give men and women priority status:

Earning the trust of our customers is how we achieve profitable growth.

We recognize talent, we invest in training and we encourage internal promotions throughout our Group.

We develop robust partnerships with high-quality manufacturers.


… and on consistent results

We hold world leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services. 

Key figures

Our Group operates at the heart of a global market —and with major potential for expansion. There is an increasingly broad range of applications for electrical equipment, product technology is evolving and there is a growing need for new services.


Both global and local

Our DNA is unique. A balance between local initiative and global operations underlies our business growth.

We leave it up to the men and women working at our subsidiaries to respond to customer needs, because they have thorough knowledge of their markets. Shared local initiative leads to global success. Strategic global policies validated by all are implemented to enhance our operational excellence and serve our customers more effectively.