Telene opts for Northern France (again)
11 Jun 2012 | Investment, Advanced Materials
Telene, a subsidiary of Japan’s Rimtec, expands its Technical Center in Bondues
What do body panels for the "2012 Bus of the Year" have in common with those used in vehicles made by Volvo Construction, whose new range has received several design and innovation awards in 2011 and 2012? The answer: technology from Telene SAS, whose resin systems—designed at technical center in Northern France—are used to engineer parts for small- and medium-sized series.
Telene is a 100% subsidiary of Rimtec, itself a division of Zeon, a Japanese group active in specialty chemicals. By developing and marketing innovative plastic resins, Telene has built up an enviable store of expertise in dicyclopentadiene-based resins. Also known as DCPD, this chemical was described in research that won the 2005 Nobel Prize for chemistry; using it, manufacturers can create resins offering a unique combination of rigidity, shock-resistance, light weight and resistance to corrosion. And these resins, in turn, can be used in many ways. Current applications are primarily in the automotive, building and chemical industries, but also increasingly in oil & gas and waste-water treatment.
Telene has been based at the Cray Valley site near Arras from the start, and was acquired by Rimtec in 2006. The transaction fueled its expansion in Europe and the development of its technical center in Northern France, which now serves all of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India and South America.
Growth has just entered an important new phase with Telene’s installation and expanded presence at it technical Center in Bondues proof that the company finds the strategic location and exceptional infrastructure in Northern France to its liking. This new project will create six jobs.
Source : Telene