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

Since 2001 :

  • Toupret sets up production in Syria

Since 2005 :

  • Creation of a new subsidiary in Poland
  • New governance and transmission from the 2nd to the 3rd generation family pictures