Rexel is the leading distributor worldwide of electrical supplies. With some 2,400 branches in 34 countries, most of the Group's 33,000 employees are in daily contact with clients (contractors, technicians and industrial customers) and process over 10 million orders per year. Rexel's ability to offer its customers innovative services ensures that it remains one step ahead as the uncontested leader in its markets. Rexel was listed on the Paris stock exchange until 2005 as a subsidiary of the PPR group and has since been owned by a private equity consortium led by Clayton Dubillier & Rice, Eurazeo and Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity. Rexel returned to the Paris stock exchange through an IPO in April 2007.
For construction, renovation and maintenance projects, Rexel supplies three profitable markets:
Industrial: systems integrators, equipment manufacturers, production sites. To better serve its customers, Rexel has developed specialized banners all over the world.
Commercial: shopping centers, sports facilities, hospitals, airports. Rexel also supplies to generalist and specialized contractors who equip these different sectors.
Residential: climate control, security, home automation etc. The product offer and quality of services proposed by Rexel are decisive commercial advantages.
Breakdown of pro forma sales as at 30th June 2008:
Industrial: 32 %
Commercial: 43 %
Residential: 25 %
Breakdown of pro forma sales by geographical area as at 30th June 2008:
North America: 32 %
Europe: 58 %
Asia-Pacific: 6 %
Others: 4 %