Distributors

Rexel acquires Wilts Wholesale Electrical

This week, Rexel announced that it has acquired 59 branches of Wilts Wholesale Electrical—one of the largest independent electrical distributors in the United Kingdom. The company has 59 branches throughout England and three in Wales.

According to a Rexel news release, This acquisition will be consolidated as from March 1st, 2012 and should generate sales of close to €60 million on an annualized basis.”

Rexel has more than 380 branches throughout England, Wales and Scotland, making it the largest electrical distributor in the United Kingdom.

The company says, “Rexel’s activity in the United Kingdom in 2011 contributed over €950 million to the Group’s consolidated revenues and posted strong organic growth (+8.1%).”

Wilts Wholesale Electrical, a family-owned company founded in 1925, is based in Trowbridge (Witshire).

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