Electrical distribution is increasingly international in scope. Here you'll find news and features on trends in the global electrical products market.


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ANAMET, nVent, Southwire & TradeTech Solutions Join ETIM North America

March 23, 2022
More than 30 electrical companies now participate in ETIM NA.
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OmniCable Opens Branch in Toronto

April 1, 2019
The 50,000-square-feet Toronto facility opened its doors on April 1 and is OmniCable’s 13th branch and services electrical distributors throughout Canada.
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Lighting Merger in Canada: Standard and Stanpro Join Forces

Feb. 15, 2019
The combined business will be 100% Canadian owned and managed, and will be one of the largest lighting companies in Canada.
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Human-Centric Lighting at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Aug. 8, 2018
BMW M Motorsport team to employed an innovative tool, human-centric lighting, to maintain endurance levels during key racing events.
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Osram to Sell Off Luminaires Business

Aug. 1, 2018
An earnings report said Osram “held its ground in a difficult market environment” in the third quarter.


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Sonepar Buys Belgian Electrical Distributor Cheyns

June 16, 2016
Cheyns has 180 people operating 10 locations across Flanders and Wallonia, with its headquarters in Courtrai.
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Asset Recovery Center in Germany Under Sensor-based Lights

March 8, 2016
The lighting intensity varies between 80 percent and 20 percent based on movement patterns in the site. By dimming the facility when employees are not present, the lifespan of...
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Protests in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 16, 2015, called for the ouster of President Dilma Rousseff following revelations of corruption involving the government and the oil company Rousseff chaired for seven years before being elected president.

Bruisings in Brazil

Sept. 1, 2015
“What the government wants to and has to do long term is simplify taxes state-to-state. We cover Rio and Sao Paulo, and you might be incented to have warehouse in nearby state...
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The Latin American market provides some unique challenges. While most of the players are every bit as professional as companies you see elsewhere in the world, you may find the region’s electrical infrastructure to occasionally be a bit behind the times.

A More Latin Beat

Sept. 1, 2015
It takes a special blend of patience, guts and resources to build a business in Mexico and Latin America, but over the long haul this region will provide some intriguing growth...