Global en Sonepar Buys Belgian Electrical Distributor Cheyns <div class="node-body article-body">Cheyns has 180 people operating 10 locations across Flanders and Wallonia, with its headquarters in Courtrai.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Mergers & Acquisitions News Watch Thu, 16 Jun 2016 22:12:00 +0000 34681 at Asset Recovery Center in Germany Under Sensor-based Lights <div class="node-body article-body">International transportation and logistics service provider GEODIS recently installed an intelligent LED lighting system at its Asset Recovery Center location in Nieder-Olm, Germany. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bulletin Board Global Lighting Tue, 08 Mar 2016 19:53:00 +0000 31441 at Photo courtesy of GEODIS media library Bruisings in Brazil <div class="field-deck"> Economic and political troubles in former superstar Brazil are creating challenges for electrical distributors there but confidence persists in the growth potential of a very dynamic market. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A confluence of civil unrest, an economy faltering on falling commodity prices and a corruption scandal involving the country’s largest oil company and high-level government officials have turned Brazil, one of the world’s superstar growth markets just a few years ago, into a challenging place to do business.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Tue, 01 Sep 2015 20:48:00 +0000 27091 at <p>Protests in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 16, 2015, called for the ouster of President Dilma Rousseff following revelations of corruption involving the government and the oil company Rousseff chaired for seven years before being elected president.</p> Copyright Mario Tama, Getty Images A More Latin Beat <div class="field-deck"> It takes a special blend of patience, guts and resources to build a business in Mexico and Latin America, but over the long haul this region will provide some intriguing growth opportunities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The sluggish world economy, and in particular the fall in oil prices, has put a bit of a damper on the short-term growth prospects for Mexico and the rest of Latin America, but long-term this region of the world will provide good growth opportunities for companies with the patience to wait on their investments in the region. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Market Forecasts Tue, 01 Sep 2015 20:37:00 +0000 27081 at <p>The Latin American market provides some unique challenges. While most of the players are every bit as professional as companies you see elsewhere in the world, you may find the region&rsquo;s electrical infrastructure to occasionally be a bit behind the times.</p> Filipe Frazao/ Blue Ridge Wire & Cable Hires New Sales Rep in Ottawa <div class="node-body article-body"> Terry Atkinson is a new sales rep for Blue Ridge Wire & Cable in Ottawa.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Rep News Blue Ridge Wire and Cable NEMRA reps Tue, 19 May 2015 20:10:00 +0000 24751 at Acuity Brands to Buy Distech Controls <div class="node-body article-body">Acuity Brands Inc., Atlanta, will buy Canadian building automation and energy management company Distech Controls Inc. for $252.8 million.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global News Watch Silver Tue, 10 Mar 2015 21:46:00 +0000 23421 at Image of Distech demo Rockwell Adds Automation Distributor in India <div class="node-body article-body">Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee, Wis., has entered into a new distributor relationship with PIMA Controls Pvt. Ltd., a newly formed full-line industrial automation distributor in Rajasthan, India.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Allen-Bradley India PIMA Rockwell Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:04:00 +0000 22241 at Sonepar Boosts Footprint in Asian Markets with Three Acquisitions and a Joint Venture <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Four companies have recently joined Sonepar in Asia, adding &euro;23 million in sales and 67 associates to the Paris-based electrical distributor&rsquo;s Asian footprint. Sonepar said the moves reinforce its position in the Hong Kong and Macau markets and boost its oil &amp; gas presence throughout Southeast Asia.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Mon, 29 Dec 2014 20:18:00 +0000 21841 at Supermoon home page Samsung Joins Siemens and Philips in Rethinking Role of Lighting <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, Seoul, South Korea, said it will close its light-emitting diode (LED) lighting business outside of South Korea, scaling back what the company had identified as a key growth business just four years ago, according to a Reuters report.</p> <p>The company will continue supplying LED components to OEM lighting manufacturers worldwide and developing display lighting technologies in support of its primary business lines in smart phones, tablets and other consumer products.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Lighting News Watch Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 21931 at Klein Tools to Market Products in United Kingdom and Ireland through Super Rod and City Electric <div class="node-body article-body">Klein Tools, Lincolnshire, Ill., plans to expand its position in the United Kingdom and Ireland through a significant financial investment and strategic partnership with Super Rod, a master distributor of wire installation tools. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global City Electric Ireland Klein Tools Super Rod United Kingdom Mon, 08 Dec 2014 20:54:00 +0000 21551 at