Schneider Electric SE is a French multinational company specializing in digital automation & energy management for residential homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and more than 20 industries. The company combines energy technologies, real-time automation, software, services, and research. The company was founded 190 years ago when 2 brothers assumed an iron foundry in France. Two years later, they founded Schneider-Creusot, renamed Schneider Electric in 1999 — following many Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) — to reflect its focus on the energy & electricity sectors. The enterprise is a Fortune 500 Global Company; is the parent company of Square D, APC & others; and employs over 160,000 people worldwide. Schneider Electric’s headquarters is in Rueil-Maimaison, France. A frontrunner in energy sustainability, the company introduced its “Zero Carbon Project” in 2021 and is committed to minimizing operational carbon emissions by 2025.