IESA (Costa Rica) and Melexa (Colombia) have joined Sonepar SA, Paris, according to information posted on the company’s website. As a result of these two acquisitions Sonepar now operates in a total of 40 different countries.
Founded in 1975 in San José, IESA (Instalación Eléctrica SA) is the number two provider in the Costa Rican market, with annual sales of €18 million (approximately US$24.5 million) and a staff of 110. IESA serves electrical installers and construction contractors through five branches supplied by a central warehouse. Francisco Morice Rodriguez (Founder) and Rodrigo Esquivel Mora (CEO) will be staying on to contribute to the future growth of IESA.
Melexa, the number one provider in Colombia with annual sales of €80 million (approximately US$108.7 million), covers the country with its eight branches, and has opened another one in Panama. As a Rockwell distributor, Melexa supplies industrial customers, resellers, and installers with cable, industrial automation, and datacom products and solutions. Ricardo (CEO), Eduardo (CFO), and Arturo (CIO) Rodriguez Mutis and their 330 associates will now be able to leverage the Group’s strength to accelerate their business growth in Colombia.
These two acquisitions follow the company’s recent purchases of MGM Electric in Canada and Interstate in Malaysia.