ElectronicPartner takes over part of Rexel Group

According to a press release, ElectronicPartner will take over all employees of the consumer electronics business of Rexel, Netherlands, which supplies independent electronic retailers operating under the brand Electro Specialist (ES). ElectronicPartner recorded sales of Euro 1.485 billion in 2008, a plus of 1.4 percent compared with 2007. The company’s CEO Oliver Haubrich commented: “With the acquisition of the consumer electronics business of the Rexel Group, we reinforce our claim to obtain a sustained position within the European top 5 in our industry.” From May 4, Rexel customers in the Netherelands will be served from ElectronicPartner’s local distribution center in Vianen.