Sonepar recently announced that Vanas Beyond Tools will be joining the Group, with effect from February 1, 2015.
Vanas Beyond Tools is a specialty distributor of tooling and lifting accessories. A family-owned business founded in 1946 and based in the Flemish city of Antwerp, with a workforce of 45, Vanas booked sales of €14 million in 2014.
This acquisition reflects Cebeo’s strategy to develop its close-to-core business.
Sonepar is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products and related services. Founded in 1969, Sonepar employs 36,000 associates at more than 190 entities in 41 countries. Thanks to continuous growth, the company posted sales of €16.3 billion in 2013.