The Schneider brothers invest in the Creusot foundries and become major players in the steel and machine industry. Soon, Schneider & Cie. enters the emerging electricity market.
Our great adventure
Our company was born during the first Industrial Revolution. Nearly 180 years later, and through enduring dedication, expertise, and the combined strength of acquired businesses, we continue to deliver innovation at every level.
Brothers Schneider acquire mines and forges at Le Creusot, France. Two years later they create Schneider & Cie.
Having become an armaments specialist, the company launches itself into the emerging electricity market.
The company expands into Germany and Eastern Europe via the European Industrial and Financial Union (EIFU).
In-depth restructuring led by Charles Schneider takes place after World War II.
The Schneider Group acquires an interest in Merlin Gerin, one of the leaders in electrical distribution equipment.
The company divests from steel and shipbuilding and focuses mainly on electricity through strategic acquisitions.
The Group develops Installation, Systems and Control with the acquisition of Lexel and adopts its current name.
Period of organic growth and acquisitions in new market segments: UPS, movement control, building automation and security.
Schneider Electric further reinforces its position in software, critical power and smart grid applications.