2013 Top 200: 2012 Acquisitions in the Electrical Market

This year’s listing is a particularly interesting stew in that there’s a taste of all the trends that have surfaced in past years. On the acquisition front, in 2012 we saw well over a billion dollars in sales volume shift to the national chains, with Rexel’s acquisitions of Platt Electric Supply, Beaverton, Ore., and Munro Distributing Co. Inc., Fall River, Mass.; Sonepar’s acquisition of Codale Electric Supply Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah; CED’s purchase of Walters Wholesale Electric, Signal Hill, Inc.; and WESCO’s acquisition of EECOL Electric Corp., Calgary, Alberta.

NOTE: * = Top 200 Electrical Distributor

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Company AcquiredAcquirerYear
Plough Electric Supply Co. Inc., San Francisco, Calif.Buckles Smith, San Jose, Calif.2013
Lake Electric Supply, Storm Lake, IowaCrescent Electric Supply, East Dubuque, Ill.2013
YES Electrical Supply, Alexandria, Va.Dominion Electric Supply Co. Inc., Arlington, Va.2013
Major Electric Supply, Pawtucket, R.I.Granite City Electric Supply, Quincy, Mass.2013
Bristol County Electrical Supply, Taunton, Mass.Needham Electric Supply Co. (NESCO), Canton, Mass.2013
GTM Electric Supply, St. Albans, Vt.Needham Electric Supply Co. (NESCO), Canton, Mass.2013
*Mid-Island Electrical Supply, Commack, N.Y.Turtle & Hughes Inc., Linden, N.J.2013
Jorvex SA, PeruAnixter International Inc., Glenview, Ill.2012
*Walters Wholesale Electric Supply, Signal Hill, Calif.Consolidated Electrical Distributors Inc., Irving, Texas2012
McCullough Electric Co., Pittsburgh, Pa.Crescent Electric Supply, East Dubuque, Ill.2012
*Stoneway Electric Supply, Spokane, Wash.Crescent Electric Supply, East Dubuque, Ill.2012
Fargo Water Equipment, Fargo, N.D.Dakota Electric Supply, Fargo, N.D.2012
W.A. Roosevelt, Madison, Wis.Dakota Electric Supply, Fargo, N.D.2012
Ladder Automacao Industrial, BrazilElectrical Distributors Global Enterprise (EDGE) (distributor group)2012
Electra Supply, Cambridge, OntarioFranklin Empire, Montreal, Quebec2012
Zeller Corp., Rochester, N.Y.Kaman Industrial Technologies (KIT), Bloomfield, Conn.2012
Mustang Electric Supply, Lewisville, TexasMayer Electric Supply, Birmingham, Ala.2012
Laconia Electric Supply, Laconia, N.H.Needham Electric Supply Co. (NESCO), Canton, Mass.2012
*Evergreen Oak Electric Supply & Sales Co., Crestwood, Ill.Paramont Electrical Supplies, Broadview, Ill.2012
Crest Lighting (Evergreen Oak) Crestwood, Ill.Paramont Electrical Supplies, Broadview, Ill.2012
*Edison Equipment Co., Columbus, OhioProfessional Electric Products Co. (PEPCO), Eastlake Village, Ohio2012
Liteco, Fredricton, New BrunswickRexel SA, Paris2012
Delamano, BrazilRexel SA, Paris2012
Etil, BrazilRexel SA, Paris2012
LaGrange, Gent, BelgiumRexel SA, Paris2012
*Munro Distributing Co., Fall River, Mass.Rexel SA, Paris2012
*Platt Electric Supply Inc.Rexel SA, Paris2012
Societe Commerciale Toutelectric, Toutelectric, FranceRexel SA, Paris2012
Wilts Wholesale Electrical, Trowbridge, Great BritainRexel SA, Paris2012
AME Material Electrico SA, SpainSonepar SA, Paris (Sonepar Iberica)2012
Dixon Electric, Sudbury, OntarioSonepar SA, Paris2012
Rosa Leal, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilSonepar SA, Paris2012
Corys Electrical, Auckland, New ZealandSonepar SA, Paris2012
*Codale Electric Supply, Salt Lake City, UtahSonepar SA, Paris2012
*Treadway Electric Co., Little Rock, Ark.Sonepar USA, Philadelphia (Stuart C. Irby)2012
Emerson Electric Supply Inc., Farrell, Pa.The Hite Co., Altoona, Pa.2012
Mag-Trol Inc., Long Beach, Calif.Turtle & Hughes Inc., Linden, N.J.2012
Ealer Electric Supply Co., Easton, Pa.United Electric Supply Co., New Castle, Del.2012
Warren Electric Supply, Queensbury, N.Y.US Electrical Services, Hartford, Conn.2012
Morris Automation Group, Roanoke, Va.Virginia Electronic Components (VEC), Charlottesville, Va.2012
*EECOL Electric Corp., Calgary, AlbertaWESCO International Inc., Pittsburgh2012
Trydor Industries, Surrey, British ColumbiaWESCO International Inc., Pittsburgh2012
Conney Safety Products, Madison, Wis.WESCO International Inc., Pittsburgh2012
Lloyd Graves Electrical Supply, Spring, TexasWinWholesale Inc., Dayton, Ohio2012


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