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History of the Technima Group From a French family business to an international group

Technima is a group with strong values, in constant evolution and that has been able to show its full potential for over 50 years.

Agility, Strength, Excellence and Innovation are the watchwords that define our identity, making the Technima Group today the expert and world leader in the production of aerosol marking systems and a recognised player in the manufacture of decorative and technical aerosol products.

Technima
IN A FEW DATES

The Historical Roots

FROM A FAMILY BUSINESS
TO THE MARKET LEADER IN AEROSOL MARKING

Christian de Maillard and his wife
1962
Creation of SOPPEC

Christian de MAILLARD founds SOPPEC, a manufacturer of paints, varnishes and maintenance products for wood.

1990 marking paint
1990
Specialisation in Marking Paint

The company specialises in the design, manufacture and marketing of aerosol marking paints.

1997 Invention of the TP cap.
1997
Invention of the TP Cap

The first patented safety cap is born: The TP Cap ! It offers resistance, ease of use and clean application. It propels SOPPEC to the rank of leader of aerosol marking.

2004 Thibault de Maillard
2004
Thibault de Maillard succeeds his father

Thibault de Maillard takes over the company, which had by then become one of the European market leaders.

2006 Triple certification ISO
2006
Achievement of the ISO Triple Certification

SOPPEC obtains the ISO Triple Certification

ISO 9001 for Quality, ISO 14001 for Safety, OHSAS 18001 for Environment.

2009 Logistics division
2009
Creation of the Logistics and Acquisition Division of MERCALIN

Opening of a dedicated storage and logistics centre. 

Acquisition of the MERCALIN brand from the paint manufacturer GEVEKO.

The Growth Years

EXTERNAL GROWTH
AND CAPACITY EXPANSION

2010 Second Soppec production line
2010
Extension of Industrial Equipment

Installation of a new production line to increase the production capacity.

Creation of the Technima Group and of Technima Nordic, the group’s subsidiary for Northern Europe.

2011 Creation of Technima Central
2011
Creation of Technima Central

Acquisition of the German company R+F & FCH, manufacturer of aerosol products. 

Creation of Technima Central, the group’s subsidiary for Central and Eastern Europe.

 
2013 Acquisition of Oleron STP
2013
Acquisition of Oléron STP

Acquisition of Oléron STP, a french paint manufacturer.

2016 Cia-Technima Sud Europa
2016
Creation of Technima Benelux and CIA-Technima Sud Europa

Acquisition of RX2 Industrial Solutions in the Netherlands, distributor of aerosol sprays. Creation of Technima Benelux, the group’s subsidiary for the Benelux zone. 

Acquisition of the CIA subsidiary of the NESPOLI group, manufacturer of aerosol sprays. Creation of CIA Technima Sud Europa for the Mediterranean area.

 
Acquisition of ITAL GETE
2020
Acquisition of the Italian company ITAL GETE

Acquisition of ITAL GETE, an Italian aerosol paint manufacturer based in Milan, renowned for the production of paints for the Decorative, Fine Art and Street Art markets.

New Challenges and Developments

GREAT EXPORT AND NEW IDENTITY

2019 Creation of Soppec-Inc
2019
Creation of Soppec-Inc

Opening of export opportunities in North America and new logistics base in Canada.

White Vertical Line
2020 Rebranding of Technima
2020
Technima Rebranding and Opening to New Markets

Technima opens up to the Do-It-Yourself / Retail markets.

Technima adopts a new brand identity, and SOPPEC SAS becomes Technima France.

CIA Technima expands its production capacity with a third aerosol packaging line.

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