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Rexel Launches Online Magazine Focused On Electrical Efficiency Issues

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 10:54am

Dallas, TX — Rexel, one of the world’s leading electrical distributors, announced today that it has launched a new electrical efficiency online resource: www.electrical-efficiency.com. This new online magazine will offer diverse content on related regulation, solutions, projects, markets and major news worldwide. This initiative reflects Rexel’s commitment to raising awareness of electrical efficiency — a real challenge to society — which is at the heart of Rexel’s offerings in terms of service and advice on high-performance ecological electrical solutions.

Raising awareness of electrical efficiency issues

Through its four main headings —  “Basics,” “Markets,” “Solutions,” and “Regulation” — this new online magazine addresses a wide range of topics, including housing, intelligent networks and transport.

Among the themes covered are the EU’s strategic orientations for 2020, developments in domestic electricity, positive-energy buildings, the challenges of smart grids, and more.

Aimed at a wide audience, from professionals to consumers, this portal provides access to summaries, analyses and expert viewpoints, and enables web users to add their comments.

“As a key player in the electrical industry, Rexel aims to share its recognized experience as a distributor and its knowledge of electrical solutions to raise awareness of electrical efficiency issues, sharing information with the widest possible audience. Today, we are launching a new online magazine to serve this objective,” said Chris Hartmann, Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer of Rexel Holdings USA, a Rexel Group company.

Electrical efficiency: a key issue for society

Energy performance is a major global challenge today and for the future. Societies must consume less, and electricity usage plays a key role in more efficient energy usage. Rexel believes the route to energy savings and combating climate change is through more effective, better connected and more intelligent electrical equipment.

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Rexel, a global leader in the distribution of electrical supplies, serves three main end markets: industrial, commercial and residential. The Group operates in 36 countries, with a network of some 2,200 branches, and employs 28,000 people. Rexel’s sales were €12.0 billion in 2010. Its majority shareholders are an investor group led by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Eurazeo and BAML Capital Partners.

Rexel is listed on the Eurolist market of Euronext Paris (compartment A, ticker RXL, ISIN code FR0010451203). It is integrated in the following indices: SBF 120, CAC Mid 100, SBF250, CAC AllTrade, CAC AllShares, FTSE EuroMid, FTSE4Good and STOXX600.

For more information, visit Rexel’s web site at www.rexel.com.

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