News, press and events
14 Mar, 2022
New panel milling machine
The new machine from the French manufacturer MÉCANUMÉRIC is operational
A long awaited new machine has arrived : the panel milling machine from Mécanuméric. With a capacity of 9,8 feet long x 4.9 feet wide, a vacuum clamping system and an automatic 6-tool loader, this little jewel with a 3.5 KW spindle will help us to machine large panels (wood and derivatives, plastics, aluminium) with a higher output.
CSR PLUS : two chip vacuums are being installed to separate wood waste from plastics. This means greater comfort and efficiency in the manufacture of our made-to-measure furniture !
24 Jan, 2022
Our experts for 15 years at our side
An award ceremony for their valuable contribution
When they arrived, they had a junior profile, some just out of school, with their eyes wide open to the business world. Today, they are our best experts.
On Friday 14 December 2021, the award ceremony took place for the 15 years of service of Adrien, Dorothée, Kate & Emmanuel, who all play an essential role in our success.
A big congratulations and thanks to them for their valuable contributions over the years !
23 Jan, 2022
Work-study & recruitment
with the partnership of the CCI of Indre
On Tuesday 30 November, the Indre CCI renewed its board for 5 years. Thanks to the development of the CCI Campus Centre courses, Indre benefits from a range of demanding training courses up to Master's level, which contribute to the economic development and attractiveness of our region. This year again, Thoonsen is proud to welcome within its team 5 students coming from high quality French schools: Estelle & Mustapha from ISTEC - École Supérieure de Commerce et Marketing, Guillaume from HEI Hautes Etudes d'Ingénieur, Jessikha & Camille from the Bachelor's degree in Business Development. We wish them all the best in their career !
22 Jan, 2022
Thoonsen at the Mayors Fair 2021
We were at Paris Porte de Versailles with our latest innovations MOXO® and ThooBee®.
We are proud to represent our Department of Indre at the Salon des Maires et des Collectivités Locales (SMCL) Porte de Versailles in Paris, from 16 to 18 November 2021, where we presented our MOXO® electric mobility solutions and our ThooBee® intruder/attack alert buttons, innovations and technologies made in Châteauroux ! Many mayors and elected officials from the Indre region and from all over France came to visit us on our stand and we would like to thank them. We had great pleasure in welcoming you and would like to emphasise the quality of the discussions which enabled us to talk about your projects and to present our know-how and our mobility and security innovations. A big thank you to all of you !
22 Jan, 2022
THOONSEN at the Mayor and Local Collectivities Fair 2022
Our latest exclusivities in electric mobility MOXO® and our ThooBee® alert buttons were presented to elected officials from all over France
Another great edition of the SMCL, where we had the great pleasure of welcoming elected officials from the Indre region and the whole of France to our stand at the Salon des Maires et des Collectivités Locales, which took place from 22 to 24 November 2022, Porte de Versailles in Paris, and where the Thoonsen team unveiled the latest exclusive innovations of its MOXO® brand of electrically-assisted vehicles, as well as our ThooBee® intruder/attack alert buttons. This time of exchange and reunion was pleasant and instructive, and allowed us to expose to elected officials and local authorities our know-how and our innovations in terms of security and electric mobility, through our Made in Châteauroux technologies. A big thank you to all !
To discover the whole MOXO® range, click here: moxobike.fr
22 Jan, 2022
PRESS REVIEW // Our anti-theft solutions on the TF1 8pm news
Increase in shoplifting : how retailers are protecting themselves
"In a bag or directly under the coat, no product escapes the thieves." As part of a report on the increase in shoplifting for the 8pm news on Monday 26 December, TF1 came to a hypermarket in Châteauroux to film our CEO Jacky Thoonsen presenting some of our anti-theft accessories.
22 Jan, 2022
PRESS REVIEW // Winning contracts at the Salon des Maires
An article from the newspaper La Nouvelle République by Paul Boulben
An update on the diversification of our company through public procurement in this article from La Nouvelle République by Paul Boulben : _ "Founded in 2004, with 40 employees and a turnover of 8 million euros, Thoonsen presented a product derived from its know-how at the Mayors' Fair : alarm buttons for schools. This solution is part of the particular safety plan (PPMS), which has been mandatory since 2015. The company is equipping primary schools in Châteauroux.
In addition to safety issues, Thoonsen, which is banking on being made in France, was also presenting solutions in terms of electric mobility for public servants, with bicycles that can be adapted for transporting "disabled people, for delivering meals or for collecting rubbish".
The aim of this visit to the mayors' exhibition? "To diversify our clientele", says Jacky Thoonsen. And it allows us "to give national visibility", adds Claire Thoonsen."_
20 Jan, 2022
PRESS REVIEW // Thoonsen pushes the walls
An expansion has become essential to accommodate the new activities
Pierre-Yves Rochcongar wrote a nice article in the newspaper La Nouvelle République about the company's expansion and our diversification projects : "The Castelroussine company specialising in anti-theft devices has expanded its premises on Rue Ampère to make room for its diversification projects. [...] A second building of 853 feet2 has just been erected to store equipment, prepare work sites and assemble orders. This expansion and investment (€380,000 for the two buildings) was made necessary by the company's new activities: manufacturing crate furniture (the Bricomarché in La Châtre will soon be equipped with one) with the creation of a wood workshop, and assembling bicycles and electric scooters. "The whole "made in France" part takes up space, it's a big logistical job", the boss of the SME points out.
READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE ICI. Jacky Thoonsen in front of his three-wheelers for the transport of elderly and disabled people, manufactured in his warehouses in Rue Ampère, Châteauroux © Photo NR
19 Jan, 2022
Inauguration of the new buildings
A beautiful evening in the presence of local elected officials and many guests
On Monday 18 October, the inauguration of our new buildings was held in Châteauroux Métropole. Visit of the premises, presentation of our teams and our ranges... A very nice moment shared in the presence of the mayor Gil Avérous, the Prefect of Indre Stéphane Bredin, the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Indre Jérôme Gernais and all our guests.
Thank you all for your presence, your support and your confidence !
16 Jan, 2022
PRESS REVIEW // Thoonsen has rebounded well in 2021
Thoonsen Trading, a leader in innovation of anti-theft protection
France Bleu paints a picture of our company in its La Nouvelle Éco section :
_"The good results of large food stores during the crisis are reflected in the Castelroussine company, which specialises in shop fitting. It has just extended its premises.
You are of course familiar with the plastic anti-theft ring on bottles of alcohol that is removed from you at the checkout, but did you know that it was a man from Castelroussen, Jacky Thoonsen, who patented it ? It is the flagship product of his company, with 60,000 units sold each month worldwide.
When it was founded in 2004, Thoonsen specialised in anti-theft solutions for large surfaces, mainly manufactured in China. But since 2015, Jacky Thoonsen has developed his activity while keeping the same clients. He has gradually turned to shopfitting (reception desks, checkout furniture, gates, etc.) In recent years, this activity has grown : it now represents 50% of his turnover._