Sonepar’s U.S. subsidiary World Electric has acquired Electric Supply of Tampa (ESI) from Supply Chain Equity Partners.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., ESI serves contractor and utility customers throughout Florida, the Caribbean and Latin America. ESI brings nine additional locations and over 220 associates to the Sonepar network.
Sonepar plans to align the electrical contractor business of ESI with World Electric, while ESI’s utility segment will align with Irby Utilities, Sonepar’s national utility platform.
“With the acquisition of ESI, World Electric and Irby Utilities will significantly increase their operations within the Florida market making Sonepar the most impactful electrical and utility distributor in Florida,” said Rob Taylor, president of Sonepar North America. “This acquisition offers a great opportunity to connect geographies and expertise to enhance services and capabilities for customers. ESI is a leading regional independent distributor, with the unique advantage of running a diverse business across both the electrical contractor and utility markets.”
World Electric operates 18 branch locations throughout Florida and Georgia. Irby Utilities operates 46 branch locations across the U.S. with a strong presence in Florida.