The company, formerly known as Schneider SA (Groupe), is engaged in the manufacture of equipment for electrical distribution and for industrial control and automation. It was established in 1836 and has its headquarters in Rueil-Malmaison, France.The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of equipment for electrical distribution and the one of the largest companies in global automation and control market. It helps power generators distribute electricity; designs automation systems for the automobile and water-treatment industries; builds infrastructure for airports, road and rail networks, and port facilities; and manages electric power in residential, industrial, and commercial buildings.The company's products in the electrical distribution equipment includes: circuit breakers, switches, sockets, lighting and heating control systems. It also manufactures automated control devices and systems such as industrial equipment control, power supply products and automation products. Other products are automated building security devices and systems, electrical power supplies, sensors and detectors for repetitive machines.The company's world-class brands include: Merlin Gerin, Square D, and Telemecanique. These major brands anticipate and satisfy the company's customers' requirements in the residential, building, industry, energy, and infrastructure markets.The company is present in 130 countries. It serves its international customers throughout the world and meets the needs of its markets with products adapted to the standards and practices of each country. It has 25 research and development sites, 206 manufacturing facilities, 60 logistics centers, and 15,000 sales outlets. The company operates in Europe, the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia.
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