15
Nov

On November 1, 2019, the American IMARK Group bought himself....

On November 1, 2019, the American IMARK Group bought himself into EDT GmbH in Essen as a shareholder.

Founded in 1992, EDT is one of the largest wholesale organizations of independent plumbing and heating wholesalers in Europe .Today, EDT is represented in 11 countries with almost 1,700 branches.

As you may know, IMARK Electrical (the other branch of the American association) already participated in 2012 as a shareholder in Imelco.

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The Federal Association of the German Electrical Wholesale Organization (VEG)..

The Federal Association of the German Electrical Wholesale Organization (VEG) had elected on November 4, a new board. Holger Heckle (from Sonepar Germany) was unanimously confirmed as Chairman of the Board.

The new board now consists of the following people: newly elected was Ms Nicole Steuer (from Rexel Germany), Dr. Dirk Jandura (from Oskar Böttcher) and Michael Stausberg (from EGU Elektro Großhandels Union).

Re-elected were Markus Bruder (from Friedrich Streb Franz Bruder), Ulrich Liedtke and Uwe Schaffitzel (from Würth), Thomas Moczigemba (from EFG Cordes & Graefe) and Rainer Rommel (from Emil Löffelhardt).

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Ms. Hanna Hennig (50) will become the new head of the global...

Ms. Hanna Hennig (50) will become the new head of the global IT organization (Chief Information Officer CIO) at Siemens in early 2020. Hennig is still CIO at Osram Licht in Munich. She succeeds Helmuth Ludwig (57), who leaves the company at his own request at the end of the year. Ms Hennig will report directly to Roland Busch, Deputy Chairman of Siemens.

Hennig studied economics at the University of Hannover and has been working in IT for 25 years. During this time, she has assisted well-known companies in digitization, e.g. O2, E.ON and now Osram.

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28
Oct

In the 9 months from January to September 2019, Rexel generated....

In the 9 months from January to September 2019, Rexel generated sales of EUR 10,221.7 m EUR, an increase of 3.6% over the same period last year. Of this total, 5,425.7 m EUR was generated in Europe, 3,918.9 m EUR in North America of which 3,107.2 m EUR in the US.

Country No. 1 in Europe was, as always, France with sales of 2,050.3 m EUR (+2.9%), Scandinavia 701.1 m EUR (+3.2%), UK 558.2 m EUR (-8.8%), Germany slipped even further to 481.2 m EUR, a minus of 19.6%!

Of the 877.0 m EUR from the Asia-Pacific region, 357.9 m EUR (an increase of 8.6% over the previous year) was generated in China.

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16
Oct

Eaton has sold its lighting business to Signify of the Netherlands for 1.4 bn USD (1.3 bn EUR) in cash. ......

Eaton has sold its lighting business to Signify of the Netherlands for 1.4 bn USD (1.3 bn EUR) in cash.

Signify N.V. is a lighting manufacturer based in Eindhoven/NL. Originally it was a division of the electronics manufacturer Philips and has been listed on the stock exchange as an independent company since May 2016.

Eaton's lighting division had sales of 1.7 bn USD (1.5 bn EUR) in 2018.

The transaction still has to be approved by the competition authorities. Final closing is expected in the 1st quarter of 2020.

Eaton's total sales in 2018 amounted to 21.6 bn USD (19.6 bn EUR), an increase of 5.9% over the previous year. Net profit in 2018 amounted to 2.145 m USD (1.945 m EUR), down a remarkable 28.2% on the previous year.

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09
Oct

The Internet of Things (IoT) has become indispensable today; just think about trade fairs, training courses, presentations, etc.

The Internet of Things (IoT) has become indispensable today; just think about trade fairs, training courses, presentations, etc.

But it is precisely in this area that manufacturers have to work closely with wholesalers and their customers, in order to be still competitive in the future. Cooperation is also necessary to build trust and thus benefit from each other's knowledge. Dealers can provide valuable information about market developments if they are involved in a project at an early stage and can also protect manufacturers from serious misunderstandings in individual cases.

Since training courses for new products and systems are often very complex and therefore very expensive, they must be planned and carried out accordingly; again best in cooperation. As a rule, such training courses are held at the manufacturer's premises or in one of its branch offices, which are located in the respective economic strongholds.

However, the emphasis should always be on training the entire system, not just the individual products.
 

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