Schneider Electric reinforces its position in Turkey with the acquisition of Günsan Elektrik, a key Turkish player in wiring

PR Newswire/Les Echos/  Financial information  Schneider Electric reinforces its position in Turkey with the acquisition of Günsan Elektrik, a key Turkish player in wiring device accessories  Rueil-Malmaison (France), Aug 12, 2014 - Schneider Electric SE announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Günsan Elektrik, the second largest player in wiring device accessories serving residential and commercial  buildings markets in Turkey.  Based in Istanbul and employing over 300 employees, Günsan Elektrik specializes in wiring device accessories. It has a wide offering including switches & sockets, miniature circuit breakers and fuse boxes. The company generated revenues of about TRY 100 million (c. EUR35 million) in 2013, with an EBITA margin slightly above the Group's Buildings & Partner business.  Günsan Elektrik will bring to Schneider Electric a well recognized brand, a diffused local distributor network and a competitive manufacturing base in Turkey. It will complement Schneider Electric's premium offerings with a strong mid-market product range.  This transaction is in line with Schneider Electric's strategy to focus on bolt-on acquisitions and further develop its presence in new economies through offers adapted to local markets. This acquisition is expected to be accretive  on earnings per share from year one and to meet Schneider Electric's Return on Capital Employed criteria by the end of the third year.  The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.  About Schneider Electric  As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple  market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centres/networks, as well  as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company's 150,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euros in 2013, through an active commitment to  help individuals and organizations "Make the most of their energy." www.schneider-electric.com  Investor Relations :                Press Contact : Schneider Electric                  Schneider Electric Anthony Song                        Véronique Roquet Montegon  Phone : +33 (0) 1 41 29 83 29       Phone : +33 (0)1 41 29 70 76  Fax : +33 (0) 1 41 29 71 42         Fax : +33 (0)1 41 29 88 14 www.schneider-electric.com  ISIN : FR0000121972  Press Contact : DGM Michel Calzaroni Olivier Labesse Phone : +33 (0)1 40 70 11 89  Fax : +33 (0)1 40 70 90 46                     The content and accuracy of news releases published on this site and/or  distributed by PR Newswire or its partners are the sole responsibility of the  originating company or organisation. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the  accuracy of our services, such releases are not actively monitored or reviewed  by PR Newswire or its partners and under no circumstances shall PR Newswire or  its partners be liable for any loss or damage resulting from the use of such  information. All information should be checked prior to publication. 
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