Rexel strengthens its position in the automation and MRO services in the US through the acquisition of Brohl & Appell
Rexel, a global leader in the professional distribution of products and services for the energy world, announces the acquisition of Brohl & Appell, a US specialist in industrial automation and MRO services, based in Ohio.
This acquisition strengthens Rexel’s position in the US in industrial automation, which represented around 15% of total sales in the US in 2015. It complements its industrial MRO offer, while providing a springboard to profitable growth opportunities with complementary product and category expansion, in addition to new energy efficiency propositions and customer productivity tools and technology.
With about 60 employees, Brohl & Appell, founded in 1889, has built a strong partnership with Rockwell Automation. In 2015, it delivered sales of €24 million through 7 branches and posted profitability above Group average.
The transaction, subject to customary conditions, should close in late February 2016.