Make the most of your energy
72 % of world energy is consumed by infrastructure, industry, buildings and residential markets.
Upto 30 % the energy savings that we can provide to these markets thanks to energy efficiency solutions now.
Today, energy is at the heart of every ones concern. More than ever, the current situation compels each and everyone to achieve more while using fewer resources. Global specialist in energy management, Schneider Electric makes energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green. How? Simply by making energy visible and gives you the means to act to optimise its consumption.
Schneider Electric in figures
€24 billion in sales in 2012
140,000+employees in more than 100 countries.
41% of revenue in new economies
The Group's core businesses
Automation and Control
170 years of history
From 1836 to today, Schneider Electric has transformed itself into the global specialist in energy management. Starting from its roots in the iron and steel industry, heavy machinery, and ship building, it moved into electricity and automation management. After 170 years of history, Schneider Electric has become today the solution provider that will help you make the most of your energy.
1836: The Schneider brothers took over the Creusot foundries. Two years later, they created Schneider & Cie..
1891: Having become an armaments specialist, Schneider innovated by launching itself into the emerging electricity market.
First half of the 20th century
1919: Installation of Schneider in Germany and Eastern Europe via the European Industrial and Financial Union (EIFU).
In the years that followed, Schneider associated with Westinghouse, a major international electrical group. The Group enlarged its activity to manufacturing electrical motors, electrical equipment for power stations and electric locomotives.
Post war: Schneider gradually abandoned armaments and turned to construction, iron and steel works and electricity. The company was completely reorganised in order to diversify and open up to new markets.
Late 20th century
1981-1997: Schneider Group continued to focus on the electrical industry by separating from its non-strategic activities. This policy was given concrete form through strategic acquisitions by Schneider Group: Telemecanique in 1988, Square D in 1991 and Merlin Gerin in 1992.
1999: Development of Installation, Systems and Control with the acquisition of Lexel, Europe’s number two in electrical distribution. In May 1999 the Group was renamed Schneider Electric, to more clearly emphasise its expertise in the electrical field. The Group engaged in a strategy of accelerated growth and competitiveness.
Early 21st century
2000-2009: Period of organic growth, positioning itself in new market segments: UPS (uninterruptible power supply), movement control, building automation and security through acquisitions of APC, Clipsal, TAC, Pelco, Xantrex, becoming the global specialist in energy management.
2010: Schneider Electric strengthens its lead in the development of the Smart Grid, with the acquisition of the distribution activities of Areva T&D.
2011: Schneider Electric acquires leading software firm Telvent to reinforce its solution capability for the smart grid and mission-critical infrastructure