Browse through the highlights of the Sonepar Group in 2017!

People are a crucial asset at Sonepar. The Group achieves growth thanks to its staff around the world, drawing on a combination of global reach and genuine decentralization.

Robust executive leadership, optimized structures, strict governance and the unwavering support of a stable family shareholder base are what enables Sonepar to achieve its goals of shared success and sustainable growth. The Group seeks to be “La Référence”—the standard-setter in its industry.

Sonepar is committed to global, responsible, sustainable development. The Group takes good care of its people and strives to mitigate its day-to-day impact on the environment. Furthermore, compliance with the law has been part of its values and ethics from the start.

Sonepar goes all out to anticipate and effectively meet customers’ needs and expectations, delivering top-quality products and the most relevant solutions and services through a constantly expanding multi-channel distribution system.

The world is changing—and so is Sonepar. The Group has reorganized since 2016 in order to accelerate digital deployment at all its subsidiaries. Digital Competence Centers have been set up to offer unmatched customer experience around the world.

To tackle the challenges involved in managing data and product selection, rapid delivery and tailored service, Sonepar draws on an increasingly efficient and sophisticated supply chain. At large, centralized distribution centers around the world, its associates prepare one million order lines per day.

To respond to customer needs, the Group builds close partnerships with its suppliers. This leads to a shared strategic view of how markets and technology are evolving and a shared concern with customer satisfaction. Suppliers work hand in hand with Sonepar on projects, accompany the Group at tradeshows and contribute to customer education.

A subsidiary’s 100th anniversary, an 18th annual show, a successfully fulfilled major project, and the sharing of a strategy and a vision of how markets are changing all provided opportunities to bring together staff, suppliers and customers. And to strengthen ties and show greater consideration for everyone involved.