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People

We joined Sonepar with some anxiety, but overall with great excitement! We were surprised to see how much concern is shown for people. The reason why we joined the Group was to become part of one family of regional, national and global significance.

KEITH STEGER, PRESIDENT ECK SUPPLY COMPANY – UNITED STATES (JULY 2015)

The passion and commitment of our people, their ability to innovate and their determination to give customers top-quality service are what enables us to keep making progress.

MARIE-CHRISTINE COISNE-ROQUETTE, EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

The most valuable thing about the men and women at Sonepar is the diversity of skills each person contributes.

DAVID BEHAR, VDS, FRANCE

Passion

Passion is getting up every morning with a desire to progress, to advise our customers so that we can achieve the best possible partnership.

SEÏFEDINNE LEMTELLA, LUMINAIRE METAL UNION, FRANCE

Performance

We performed well in 2015, and even though our results in a few countries fell short of expectations, we were highly successful elsewhere.

FRANCK BRUEL, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Our results at the end of the year showed we did better than expected in China. In Southeast Asia, we achieved solid autonomous growth. We outperformed the market in the Pacific SOA. And we nearly doubled our sales in India.

KEITH MOSS, ASIA-PACIFIC REGION PRESIDENT

The North America region delivered solid performance in 2015. Our balanced customer and product portfolio outpaced the market. After a strong first half, we managed our business effectively during the slow growth second half caused by a rising U.S. dollar and declining commodity prices, which especially impacted our oil and gas and industrial business.

DAVE GABRIEL, NORTH AMERICA REGION PRESIDENT

Profit

Profit gives freedom and independence. It is necessary to meet the big challenges ahead. And it provides confirmation and acknowledgement for good work.

PIET BÜNTE, SONEPAR DEUTSCHLAND, GERMANY