Sonepar USA Acquires SoCal's OneSource Distributors

Sonepar USA, Philadelphia, has continued a dramatic expansion of its presence in the California market as well as Hawaii and parts of the South Pacific with the announcement of the deal to add OneSource Distributors, Oceanside, Calif., to its group.

Sonepar USA, the largest electrical distributor by sales in the United States and a subsidiary of the privately-held Sonepar Group, based in France, which is one of the largest electrical distribution companies in the world, started the year with five branch operations in California. Now, with the acquisition in September of Independent Electric Supply, San Carlos, Calif., and now the addition of OneSource Distributors, Sonepar can boast about 40 locations in the Golden State. Not only does Sonepar gain geographic presence, but OneSource is also the authorized distributor for Rockwell Automation and Allen-Bradley products in several markets, a relationship that gives it further heft in the industrial sector.

Founded in 1983 as a single location, OneSource has grown to a company with 13 locations and more than 300 employees. OneSource's offering includes electrical materials and components, industrial automation, lighting and switchgear, as well as utility products and services. The company also has manufacturing and subassembly services and a machine shop.

“We are delighted to have OneSource Distributors as part of the Sonepar USA team,” said Dave Gabriel, CEO of Sonepar USA. “OneSource is a terrific company that shares our values and passion for a customer focused, value-driven organization with an excellent management team and proven track record for performance in the market. This partnership further enhances our growth in the California market and truly makes us a leader in that region.”

As with Sonepar's many acquisitions since the company made its first appearance in the U.S. market in 1994, OneSource will maintain its identity and management under the Sonepar group.

“Bob Zamarripa and his team at OneSource have made a long-term commitment to the organization both in their ongoing leadership roles, as well as their continued investment in the company,” Gabriel said.

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