The Group

 

  • A family owned independent business Group founded in 1938.
     
  • The painter’s fillers, our know-how:
    • For substrates preparation and decoration; 
    • In powder or in paste
    • For the  trade professionals and the discerning  semi professional DIY user
       
  • Our vocation: to support the success of all the users by providing filler solutions which are : innovative, competitive, high quality, simple, quick and reliable. 
     
  • Leader in its markets*
     
  • A production capacity of 7 factories around the world
     
  • An International Group
    • 7 business subsidiaries (France, UK, Switzerland, Benelux, Spain, Poland, Lebanon)
    • 200 employees

* Source : GFK and professional organisations

Our Values

  • The customers:
    • We keep our customers at the heart of our projects and actions. 
       
  • The people:
    • Developing the commitment and skills of each person to make the company business grow.
       
  • Competitiveness:
    • Prudent Spending, investing for the future, selling at the right price.  
       
  • High Standards:
    • Setting primarily ourselves high standards in order to offer our customers and users the highest quality.
       
  • Innovation:
    • A team know-how which lies in the spirit of openness, risks taking and experience. 

Story

  • 1938 :
    • Foundation of the company established by Désiré Jardin and first launched on the French market as brand name «Toupret »: the first powder filler dedicated the building professionals. 
       
  • The 1950's :
    • Exports towards  Europe, the Maghreb countries and Africa
    • Launch of Toupret Cachet Bleu, a leading product today in the finest skimming fillers 
       
  • The 1960's 
    • Invention of the colour codes:  Red for filling and Blue pour smoothing.
    • The Setting-up of the demonstration service to support the customer in the filed.
       
  • The 1970's : 
    • Segmentation of the product offering by function: filling and smoothing 
    • Reorientation of the business to the maintenance and renovation market 
       
  • The 1980's : 
    • First  simple packaging: informative and printed in four-colours including action 
    • Support of the DIY network development 
       
  • The 1990's :
    • Launch of the first decorative fillers.
    • Creation of the first  joint-venture in  Lebanon: SOLEBAT company
       
  • The 2000's :
    • Takeover of Enduipaint factory (paste fillers)
    • Creation of foreign business subsidiaries : UK, Switzerland, Benelux, Spain
    • A new concept of products+tools:  Magic’ in the DIY market and Planeo System for the professionals.
       
  • Since 2005 :
    • Creation of a new subsidiary in Poland 
    • New governance and transmission from the 2nd to the 3rd generation family pictures