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In the 3rd quarter 2017 Philips Lighting achieved a turnover of EUR 1,684 m, which is 3.5% less than in the same quarter last year.

In the 3rd quarter 2017 Philips Lighting achieved a turnover of EUR 1,684 m, which is 3.5% less than in the same quarter last year.

Turnover in the LED division rose by 22% and now make up 68% of total turnover, compared to only 56% in the 3rd quarter 2016. 

Net profits amounted to EUR 110 m, which is an increase of 115.7%.

There were 33,422 people employed in the company, only slightly fewer than last year.

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Philips CEO Frans van Houten is sticking to his forecast for 2016 as a whole, for the second half of the year............

Philips CEO Frans van Houten is sticking to his forecast for 2016 as a whole, for the second half of the year............

a slightly better result is expected but there are concerns about the volatility in some markets.

In the 2nd quarter a turnover of EUR 5.86 m was made, which is 2% less than in the same period last year. Profits amounted to EUR 431 m and were 57.3% higher than in Q2 2015.

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Sonepar took over the Dutch electrical wholesale company EMG van de Meerakker (founded in 2007) at the end of June 2016.

Sonepar took over the Dutch electrical wholesale company EMG van de Meerakker (founded in 2007) at the end of June 2016.

Van de Meerakker is mainly active in the machine and panel construction industry, making a turnover of approx. EUR 19.2 m in 2015. The company employs 35 people in its 4 sales outlets in Weert, Veghel, Barendrecht and Veenendaal.

EMG van de Meerakker is being integrated into Sonepar’s subsidiary van Egmond, which has its headquarters in Doetinchem, thus strengthening the latter’s position in the market. van Egmond was only just taken over by Sonepar Nederland in 2015.

Sonepar’s largest subsidiary in the Netherlands by far is Technische Unie with approx. 40 branches.

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In January the company had given in to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) and called off the sale of Philips Lighting........

In January the company had given in to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) and called off the sale of Philips Lighting........

to the Chinese consortium Go Scale Capital, and now it has been decided at company headquarters to launch it on the stock market in Amsterdam. However, the timing and price have not yet been fixed.

At first 25% of the shares are being offered, and the rest will follow over several years. In dividends 40 – 50% of the profits are being distributed, and a first dividend is expected in 2017, based on the results of the year 2016.

In future Philips will concentrate on its health and medicine business.

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Solar from Kolding, one of Scandinavia’s leading electrical wholesalers, generated a turnover of DKK 10,587 m (EUR 1,419 m) in 2015;.............

Solar from Kolding, one of Scandinavia’s leading electrical wholesalers, generated a turnover of DKK 10,587 m (EUR 1,419 m) in 2015;.............

which represents an increase of 3.26% against the prior year’s figure of DKK 10,252 m (EUR 1,374 m). Pre-tax profits rose to DKK 201 m (EUR 27 m) Mio. DKK (27 Mio. EUR), compared with a paltry DKK 117 m (EUR 15.7 m) in the prior year. Organic growth rose from 0.4% to 5.2%. There are a total of approx. 2,900 employees on the payroll.

The concept of Fastbox delivery has really taken off in Denmark, so that now it is also being introduced in the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway.  Fastbox delivery means that Solar delivers goods within one hour, so that the customer does not waste valuable time collecting goods and in addition does not have to maintain an unnecessarily large inventory. In this way the customers’ productivity and profitability are improved.

With regard to acquisitions Solar definitely has the financial strength to carry them out, but they must generate synergies, with existing customers being offered additional products and services such as in the takeover of MAG45 in Netherlands in February of this year.
MAG45 is domiciled in Eindhoven /NL and is a leading logistics and procurement company in the MRO business.

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Sonepar is already represented in the Netherlands by its subsidiary Technische Unie, which has its headquarters in Amstelveen.

Sonepar is already represented in the Netherlands by its subsidiary Technische Unie, which has its headquarters in Amstelveen.

This company has 38 other branches and is the largest electrical wholesale company in the Netherlands.

Now Sonepar has also taken over the wholesale company van Egmond in Doetinchem, thus further increasing its already very great reach on the market.

Up to now van Egmond had belonged to the purchasing association Imagro and thus to Imelco. This membership is now terminated.

In the Netherlands Sonepar generates approx. 50% of its turnover with electrical articles and approx. 50% in the sanitation sector.

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Joachim Maier (51), former sales director at Legrand Germany, has taken over sales for Austria with effect from 1st January 2015.

Joachim Maier (51), former sales director at Legrand Germany, has taken over sales for Austria with effect from 1st January 2015.

A qualified electronic engineer, he has already been at Legrand for practically 15 years.

His predecessor, Christiaan Van Terheijden, becomes managing director at the Dutch company Minkels, where he is to oversee its successful incorporation into the Legrand Group and further expand the activities in data centre solutions. Minkels, a globally operating supplier of integrated complete solutions for high-end data centre infrastructures, has belonged to Legrand since 2012.

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