+100% GROWTH OF EXPORT SALES
The past two years have been very productive for Thoonsen's International Department. Since 2017, we have noticed a tremendous growth of export sales, which have risen by over 100%. More than 5 million of Thoonsen patented tags are now being used worldwide in +30 countries outside of France!
Thoonsen is a French company dedicated to bringing you the best services a manufacturer can offer, and so in light of this increasing activity, we have reshuffled our international organisation to bring sales, key account and marketing support, as well as technical and logistic assistance.
This year, we have established many new partnerships in Europe and Latin America: Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Denmark, Estonia, Cyprus, Canary Islands and more.
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THOONSEN IS COMING TO BRAZIL
Following our meeting at the NRF Big Show in New York City, we have created a distribution partnership with Mr. Belloulou – a French security expert and leader of the EAS distribution in Brazil with his company Asatec and his associates from Multiteck.
Thoonsen products were previewed for the first time in Latin America at the APAS fair in São Paulo – a worldwide exhibition exclusively dedicated to food retail. On that occasion, our international business developer Greg travelled to Brazil in order to support our partners.
Many Thoonsen products impressed the Brazilian food retailers, especially our best-sellers: the Quick Bottle, the Hyper Tag as well as our new solutions for food retail such as the Croco Tag and the Security Rings.
Our company has created many new partnerships of distribution in less than one year and our EAS tags are now available in +10 Latin American countries.
THOONSEN'S NEW BUSINESS PARTNER IN THE US
This article is extracted from CONTROLTEK's website, our new business partner in the United States.
"San Francisco, Calif., (May 17, 2018) – CONTROLTEK, an emerging leader in retail product protection, has entered into an agreement with French EAS innovator Thoonsen to bring some of the most popular EAS tags in Europe to the North American market.
“Thoonsen excels in several important EAS segments, such as eyewear protection, padlock-style tags, and solutions for food & drug retailers,” said Tom Meehan, CONTROLTEK’s Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Information Security Officer. “This strategic partnership will enable our customers to have a wider selection of EAS products that have already been proven in the European and other markets, and that can address specific shrink challenges for which there are currently no ideal solutions in the U.S.”
“CONTROLTEK’s focus is to bring to our customers the best in product protection, whether the product is ours or not,” said Rod Diplock, CONTROLTEK’s CEO. “In instances where we notice that another technology company has an exceptionally good solution, we look to partner with them for the benefit of our customers. Through this partnership with Thoonsen, it is our customers that ultimately win, which is how we define a win for ourselves, too.”
OVER 3 MILLION THOONSEN TAGS IN SOUTH AFRICA – AND COUNTING...
This picture was taken in October in Cape Town when Jacky Thoonsen and Kate Moreau-Stone visited our local exclusive distributors NewCo Technology. We had the chance to meet executives from Ackermans – a clothing retail chain from South Africa and very important customer of Thoonsen. They are already using more than 2 million Padlock and Hyper Tags from the Thoonsen range. Ackermans has 700 stores in South Africa and neighbouring countries.
Our products are patented in South Africa, giving NewCo Technology an exclusive opportunity to present innovative, proven antitheft solutions to their customers. NewCo Technology has distributed more than 3 million Thoonsen EAS tags in South Africa to date, in many key accounts like Ackermans, Pick n Pay and others, and is our biggest business partner outside Europe. Most importantly, any retailer in southern Africa that has implemented the patented Thoonsen tag range from NewCo Technology, has noticed a measurable reduction in shrink on the protected line items proving that the tags do exactly what they’re supposed to do – protect the retail bottom line through reducing shrink!
NEW REFERENCING FOR 2018 – CASINO FRANCE
Thanks to several years of R&D, and product upgrades, we are pleased to announce that we are listed by CASINO France as official supplier of antitheft accessories for stores equipped with radio frequency systems. Casino ranks 24th in the top 100 world retailers. The Casino Group has around 13 000 stores in the world, with approximately 10 000 stores in France.
This listing concerns our patented products, such as the famous Quick Bottle tag range, the Hyper Tag to protect blisters and textile, the Quick Pencil to secure lingerie without piercing, and the Croco Tag - our new product to protect food packaging without piercing. Our antitheft tags are versatile, as is our magnetic antitheft detacher selected by Casino. Our universal detacher enables them to keep using ALL of their existing antitheft tags, whilst renewing their outdated tags with better quality, more secure antitheft accessories.
This event reinforces our position in France and adds to the listings that we already have with other major French food retailers like Carrefour and Auchan. Not only does it reinforce our presence in France, it will also enable us to develop our export sales as we work to introduce our solutions to the international branches of these French retailers.
THOONSEN EXPORTS ALL OVER THE WORLD
We have taken part in several international fairs during the past years and we made many new contacts with distributors all over the world. We are now working with more than 30 distributors who sell Thoonsen products in their respective national markets. In total, our antitheft solutions are being distributed in more than 20 countries – including 15 in Europe, which we supply from our stock in France. Our direct exportations from our factories in China are also increasing, thanks to the creation of partnerships with distributors in powerful economies like the United States, South Africa, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil and Peru. Following proven success on the French market, our EAS tags are now being sold all over the world. Export now represents more than 15% of our sales, making Thoonsen a confirmed export company with exciting opportunities for growth worldwide.
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2018 BRAND NEW PRODUCTS : THE QUICK BOTTLE “PLUS” RANGE
This innovative antitheft protection is our Best-Seller because there are now more than 3.1 million Quick Bottle Tags in the World. It is now being used by all the French hypermarket chains and abroad because our products are patented all over the World. The feedback that we have from retailers enables us to offer you an upgraded version of the Quick Bottle, which we presented at the 2018 NRF Big Show in New York. This bottle tag is universal because the diameter of the bottle tag has been enlarged in order to be used on all kinds of bottles such as wine, champagne and spirits. The ferrite has been improved to reach higher detection and the plastic is thicker to improve security. The metal ring version of the Quick Bottle has been reinforced, making it very resistant. The ergonomics have been improved because the bottle tag is now easier to lock and the cap has better stance. The Quick Bottle does not damage your products and it enables you to save time when you lock and unlock the tags. Time is money!
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THOONSEN CONFIRMS ITS POSITION OF WORLDWIDE MANUFACTURER IN NEW YORK CITY (USA)
We are proud to have taken part in the NRF Big Show 2018, the world’s most important retail fair. Participating in this international event has confirmed Thoonsen’s position as a worldwide company in the industry of antitheft solutions for retailers.
As manufacturers, we came to show the retail world our new range of antitheft solutions such as the Croco tag. It is a unique tag designed to protect food packaging without piercing, and can be detected by EAS systems even when placed on aluminium packaging.
Our presence at NRF has generated targeted new business leads offering potential for international growth and exciting new projects. We met with companies from the United States, Europe, Russia, and Latin America – where our products will be distributed all over the continent in the long term.
We would like to thank all of the people who visited our booth, as well as our faithful French customers who believe in our company and products and have enabled us to progress whilst resolving their security issues.
THANK YOU FOR VISITING US AT EUROSHOP 2017 !
The World’s No. 1 Retail Trade Fair Euroshop has just come to an end. Thoonsen is very proud of having participated in this international event. There were a lot of visits to our booth. Thanks to this third participation our company has made many new contacts, which demonstrates our global market positionning. We shared our pitch with our chinese manufacturer Yasen so that everybody could understand how our partnership has been working for more than ten years. We would like to thank every single person that visited us and discovered our 2017 brand new products. The upcoming year will be full of great opportunities for Thoonsen !
FIRST HIGHLIGHT OF 2017 : WE ARE LISTED BY CARREFOUR !
Our company is very proud to announce that our products have been officially acknowledged by Carrefour - the leader of large retailers – after several months of negotiations that we completed with the will to demonstrate our thorough expertise.
This listing is even more of great value to us because it concerns the products that we developped, which are protected by European patents. The Quick Bottle, the Hyper Tag and the Padlock are now available to all the Carrefour department stores.
This event marks a turning point in our growth strategy. It will enable Thoonsen to step up while proving its reliability in order to become one of the leaders of the antitheft devices market.
We are convinced that this new collaboration is the start of a long partnership based on trust, with a shared desire to work together. We will do everything to be up to this new challenge.
Since 1896, Les Galeries Lafayette have been one of the most emblematic French stores for luxury goods. Their concept is a department store offering in one place excellent brands of clothes, leather goods, jewelry...
They were recently awarded 2014 « International Store of the Year » by the British newspaper “RetailNews”, which proves once again their International prominence.
Thoonsen Trading is proud to have been listed as an official supplier for “Les Galeries Lafayettes” for the supply of antennas and tags. This new partnership consolidates the firm's strategy and strengthens its position on the National market. The Galerie Lafayette stores in Orléans and Nice are already equipped by Thoonsen.
Thank you for coming to Euroshop show
The Euroshop international Retail Exhibition took place between the 16th and the 20th February 2014 in Düsseldorf. It was the occasion for more than 2000 exhibitors to present the latest trends on the market.
Thoonsen Trading thanks you for your coming and hopes to see you again for the next edition of the show.
Thoonsen at the C-Star show 2015
C-Star, the biggest exhibition for retail equipment in the world organised by Euroshop was launched onto the Asian market from May 13th to 15th with its first show in Shanghai. This is an excellent opportunity to discover new tendencies and innovations within the retail sector.
Thoonsen Trading was present at the exhibition to promote its brand, to demonstrate its new innovative products and strengthen its position in China. Thanks to the wonderful welcome from the show organizers, and to all that came to visit us during the exhibition.
Thoonsen, Top of the Innovation
On December 19th, the “Top de l'Innovation” trophy was awarded to Thoonsen by the local newspaper “la Nouvelle République”. For 10 years, Thoonsen's has been specializing in offering antitheft solutions to the Retail market. But the company’s main point of strength is its ability to innovate. For its founder Jacky Thoonsen this is in fact the key to their success « If we hadn’t started innovating, the firm would be closed ».
By giving this award to Thoonsen “la Nouvelle République” has acknowledged all the work that the company has put in to innovation with, to its credit, 5 patents in France, 1 in China, 1 in the United States and more patents pending in Europe, Brazil, Russia, China and the United States.
Thoonsen celebrates its 10 years
For 10 years, Thoonsen Trading has been there to protect your point of sale against shoplifting. Over the last decade, Thoonsen has become the biggest French producer of antitheft tags, with innovation being its main asset.
Thoonsen has 5 patents in France, 1 in China, 1 in the United States and the patents pending in Europe, Brazil, Russia, China and the United States. The firm now employs 20 people, working in its newly renovated recently acquired premises.
Thoonsen settles in its new premises
We are pleased to announce that Thoonsen has moved to new, bigger premises. This is an important step, necessary for the company’s development, bearing witness to the company’s dynamic over the past 10 years. With more than 2000m² dedicated production, storage and order preparation and packaging, this structure is now the biggest warehouse for the supply of antitheft products in France.
Thoonsen is also a team of 20 people with multiple skills, ready to help you daily in order to prevent shrinkage due to theft. And with the creation of a Research and Development sector, it is also an occasion to build on one of Thoonsen’s strengths which is the field of innovation.