Sales

21.6 billion € 2017 sales
+ 4.8 % sales growth (2017 vs. 2016)
+ 4.6 % autonomous growth
> 9 % average annual growth since 1998
sales evolution in billions of euros

Footprint

44 countries
167 operating companies
2,800 branches
110 central distribution centers
1,000 + on-site customer branches
3 acquisitions

Market

Building
Industry
Utilities
1 million B-to-B customers served worldwide
54 % installers
28 % industry
9 % services & utilities
9 % others
34 % infrastructure and industrial automation
16 % lighting
15 % cable & wires
11 % building automation & construction
10 % safety & tools
8 % specialties
6 % HVAC & renewable energy
15 countries N°1 in the market
16 countries N°2 or 3 in the market

Operational excellence

200 million € investment
5,000 immediately available items in every branch
25,000 to 100,000 immediately available items in every warehouse
30,000 sq. m. average areas of warehouses
1 million order lines per day
271 entirely redesigned branches in France

Talent

44,500 associates
7,000 hires in 2017
43 average age
821 associates trained by Sonacademy in 2017 (21 different nationalities)
11 countries represented in 2017 Sonacademy trainings
7th edition of the Sonepar Leadership Program for experienced managers
89 % managers recommend Sonepar as an employer of choice

Sustainability, management, compliance

10 % of associates hold company shares as ambition
21 languages available for the e-learning tool in competiton law
90 internal audit missions carried out within the group in 2016