Paris-based electrical distributor Rexel has acquired industrial automation and MRO distributor Brohl & Appell, Sandusky, OH. Terms were not disclosed.
This acquisition strengthens Rexel’s position in the U.S. in industrial automation, which represented around 15 percent of total sales in the U.S. in 2015. Founded in 1889, Brohl & Appell has about 60 employees in seven branches. It reported 2015 sales of €24 million (US$26.9 million).