TCN (Techniques Chimiques Nouvelles) has chosen Grand Paris Sud to establish its new premises!
Since January 2022, TCN, a French manufacturer of colouring and polishing products for plastic parts, has taken over its brand new headquarters in the territory, at 20, rue des Carriers Italiens, in Grigny. A further illustration of the attractiveness of Grand Paris Sud for renowned companies and the opportunity for TCN to give shape to its expansion project.
Meeting with Valérie Weil, CEO of TCN.
You have been the TCN’s CEO since 2007, having worked there as chemist for 10 years. What is your business?
Valérie Weil: “The Company was founded in 1963 thanks to the encounter between a passionate chemist and an Oyonnax craftsman in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. I am the third CEO after Claude Rousseau, the founder and François Rousseau, his son.
TCN is an SME with a dozen employees that designs, manufactures and markets dyeing and polishing products for plastic pieces.
Our concentrated dyes offer an easy-to-use process that is suitable for many applications.
It is used for 3D printing, eyeglass frames, sunglass lenses, but also organic lenses CR-39® or lenses made of polycarbonate.
We also create, although it is more marginal, ranges of dyes for garment accessories made of natural materials or plastics.”
You export most of your production. Could you expand on that?
Valérie Weil: “Indeed, our know-how is sold all over the world, since 80% of our turnover is exported.
We export our products to China, but also to Europe, to India… Export is in our DNA. The former CEOs had to travel the world to promote the products. Today, thanks to new technologies and due to the Covid, we participate more in international trade shows and online business appointments.
Our labels “Origine France Garantie” and “Made in France” are our best ambassadors. We are also part of “the French Lab.”
Why did you choose Grand Paris Sud for your new premises?
Valérie Weil: Our double digit growth over the past years – except in 2020 – requires new, larger and most suitable premises.
Grigny appeared to us as a relevant choice because this pole is labeled Industrial Territory by the French Government. Besides, it is strategically located at the crossroads of highways so that our customers and partners can visit us easily.
In Grigny, we were able to:
- Double our production capacity and surface area
- Modernize our production tools: the arduousness mitigation of the workshop operators with new, more ergonomic equipment has been deployed
- Invest in a new laboratory
- Extend our storage area
- And include TCN in a CSR approach to, among over things, reduce our carbon impact.”
An Open House day is planned for spring 2022 to showcase the new TCN space.