Schneider Electric® SE is a French, now European multinational, corporation that specializes in the production of electrical products and assembly components, as well as management, automation, control of electrical installations for both the home and residential buildings , offices, heavy industry, assembly lines and others. It is headquartered in Rueil-Malmaison, France and is also housed in the World Trade Center in Grenoble. With a total number of more than 150,000 personnel, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC offers high-quality means of automation in various fields:
signaling and much more - everything that both businesses and households need.
History of SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC®
In the distant 1836 brothers Adolf and Joseph Schneider invest in one of the largest linear Creusot for iron and non-ferrous metal mining. Two years later, they found Schneider-Creusot and became leaders in the mining and processing of metals and the production of steel, heavy machinery, and assembly components for the transportation industry. After the death of the then owner of the company in 1960. Schneider-Creusot merges with the Belgian corporation Empain group, which is in the field of mining, production of elements and products for railway transport and electrical equipment. Empain group has a well-developed market both in Europe and Asia, along with technological development, a new market leader Empain-Schneider is born.
Mergers and Expansions
For nearly 40 years of industrial and technological revolution, Empain-Schneider does not lag behind for a moment as the company's engineers and technicians follow all the innovations and technologies in the industry. So in 1999 they acquired the Scandinavian company Lexel, which then specialized in the production of electrical switches and circuit breakers. The company was renamed Schneider Electric.
The development of does not stop, in 2016 Schneider Electric is acquired by the British company Tower Electric, which specializes in the production of circuit breakers and mounting elements for electrical systems. A few years later, the German company RIB Software, specialized in MES software, was acquired. These are software for company and industrial management, production processes, documents, accounting, etc. Thus, Schneider Electric becomes a big giant not only in the European, but also in the world market with numerous factories all over the world and with universal solutions both for the common man in everyday life and for industrial sectors.
VIKIWAT is an authorized distributor and direct importer of a variety of circuit breakers, surge protectors and power distribution equipment, sockets, switches, contactors, frequency inverters from Schneider Electric®. As a wholesaler, WIKIVAT offers its customers stock availability, competitive prices and fast delivery.