The history of Schneider Electric
The iron and steel industry, heavy machinery, and ship building in the 19th century. Electricity and automation management in the 20th century. In 170 years of existence, Schneider Electric has risen to numerous challenges and made major strategic choices to become a leader.
• 1836: The Schneider brothers took over the Creusot foundries (71), which were in difficulty. Two years later, they created Schneider & Cie.
First half of the 20th century
• 1919: Installation of Schneider in Germany and Eastern Europe via the European Industrial and Financial Union (EIFU).
Late 20th century
• 1981-1997: Schneider Electric continued to focus on the electrical industry by separating from its non-strategic activities. This policy was given concrete form through strategic acquisitions: Telemecanique in 1988, Square D in 1991 and Merlin Gerin in 1992 became part of the Schneider Electric Group.
Source: "Schneider, l'Histoire en force".