Rexel has acquired Brohl & Appell, a specialist in industrial automation and MRO services, based in Sandusky, Ohio. With about 60 employees, Brohl & Appell, founded in 1889, has built a strong partnership with Rockwell Automation.According to a Rexel press release, In 2015, it delivered sales of approximately $26 million through seven branches and posted profitability above the Rexel Group average.
This acquisition strengthens Rexel’s position in the US in industrial automation, which represented around 15% of total sales in the US in 2015. It complements its industrial MRO offer, while providing a springboard to profitable growth opportunities with complementary product and category expansion, in addition to new energy efficiency propositions and customer productivity tools and technology.
The transaction, subject to customary conditions, should close in late February 2016.