What we do at Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and SecurePower, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.
Schneider Electric has had its head office in the Trianon site in Rueil-Malmaison, France since 2000.The current headquarters, also located in Rueil-Malmaison, previously housed Schneider subsidiary Télémécanique while the parent company occupied a site in Boulogne-Billancourt.
In June 2011, Schneider Electric corporate headquarters in Rueil-Malmaison was certified as complying with the new ISO 50001 standard for energy management systems. It was the first building in the world to earn such designation.
The roots of this company are in the iron, steel and armaments factories of Schneider-Creusot and other industrial concerns.
From 1981-1997, the company divested from steel and shipbuilding and focused mainly on electricity through strategic acquisitions.
Schneider Electric refocused in 2010 to include software, critical power and smart grid applications through strategic acquisitions.In 2015 the company launched a brand strategy called “Life Is On” which aims to showcase the business and societal value of sustainability and efficiency.
The emergence of the digital economy created opportunities for IoT-enabled platforms, which Schneider Electric identified as a growth opportunity. In 2016,the company launched EcoStruxure, its IoT-enabled architecture.
1836: Brothers Adolphe and Joseph-Eugene Schneider take over an abandoned foundry in Le Creusot, France and, two years later, create Schneider & Cie, focusing primarily on the steel industry. Schneider & Cie grows rapidly, specializing in the production of heavy machinery and transportation equipment, and eventually becomes the Schneider Group, a diversified conglomerate.
1975: The Schneider Group acquires an interest in Merlin Gerin, one of the top manufacturers of electrical distribution equipment in France.
1981-1997: Schneider Group re-focuses on the electrical industry by divesting its nonstrategic assets and undertakes a series of strategic acquisitions: Télémécanique in 1988, Square D in 1991 and Merlin Gerin[ in 1992.
1999: Schneider Group acquires Lexel, one of Europe's largest suppliers of installation systems and control solutions.[buzzword] In May 1999, the Schneider Group is renamed Schneider Electric to clearly identify its expertise in the electrical field.
2010: Schneider Electric launches a €70 million venture capital fund with Alstom to create Aster and to support innovative start-ups in the fields of energy and the environment.
The company is an ITER supplier.
2014: Schneider Electric advertises a cooperation with German power supplier RWE.
2015 – 2016: Schneider Electric refocuses on IoT, sustainability and efficiency, and introduces its IoT-enabled architecture and platform, EcoStruxure.
2017: Schneider Electric takes control of AVEVA Group PLC, a provider of engineering and industrial software based in the UK, folding industrial software assets into AVEVA’s operations.