THE GROUP

Sonepar is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services.

Drawing on the skill and passion of its 45,000 associates, Sonepar had sales of €26.4 billion in 2021.

Our ambition is to become "La Référence"​

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.

We focus on the long term …​

Sonepar makes its customers’ lives easier, over the counter, visiting customers, by phone or online, – however we’re needed.

… and on consistent results

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.

Both global and local

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 evolving. Meanwhile, there is a growing need for new services.

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 operating companies 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.

The strength of a united shareholder base

Sonepar’s family and employee shareholders work to ensure socially responsible growth for the Group.

Shareholders are involved in the life of the Group. They play an active part in the annual meetings of the family holding company and Sonepar, as well as on the boards of directors of our operating companies. Their close ties to the Group and its executives have fostered mutual trust and helped make Sonepar values a living reality.

Colam Entreprendre

Colam Entreprendre is a holding company that brings together over 400 shareholders from the two legacy families, the Coisnes and the Lamberts. As the Sonepar shareholder, Colam supports the Group’s long-term growth strategy. Colam Entreprendre defines the rules on debt levels, sets demanding security ratios and performance targets and ensures the implementation of a calculated risk-taking policy. It is chaired by Marie-Christine Coisne-Roquette.

Developing associate shareholding

For over twenty years now, Sonepar has been making sure that its managers reap the benefits of the Group’s growth. The goal is to have at least 10% of all managers owning shares. Those who do belong to the holding company called Sonepack. Together, the family and associate shareholders own Sonepar’s share capital.