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New patent validated with THOOBEE® Wireless Alert Button System

The anti-incivility alert buttons are now patented and available to equip businesses, schools and administrations

The Thoonsen company, which is among the leaders in the department in terms of innovation (1st patent filer in Indre in the SME category since 2015 - source INPI_), has a new patent to its credit with the THOOBEE® alert button system !

This system has been designed to respond to the problems of incivilities towards personnel or attack alerts, and to protect isolated workers.

Thoonsen développe son Chiffre d'affaire à l'export

+100% growth EXPORT

The last two years have been very productive for Thoonsen International.

Since 2017, we have experienced very strong growth in exports, of the order of +100%. Today, more than 5 million patented Thoonsen brand locks are used worldwide in more than 30 countries outside France.

Thoonsen is a French company, a manufacturer structured to offer the best services to its customers. In order to adapt to this continuous growth, we have reorganised ourselves to provide our customers with support for the marketing of our products, as well as technical and logistical assistance, which we manage from our offices in France and in China.

This year we have established new partnerships with Europe and Latin America in many countries such as : Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Denmark, Estonia, Cyprus, Canary Islands and more.

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Thoonsen avec ses partenaires brésiliens ASATEC et MULTITECK

THOONSEN is coming to BRAZIL

Following our meeting at the NRF show in New York, we created a distribution partnership with Mr. Belloulou, a French security professional and leader in the distribution of anti-theft devices in Brazil with his company Asatec and his Multiteck partners.

Thoonsen's products were presented for the first time in Latin America at the APAS exhibition in São Paulo, a world-class exhibition that is entirely dedicated to the food retail industry with almost 75,000 visitors. On this occasion, our export development manager Greg Laurent travelled to Brazil to support our partners.

Many of Thoonsen's products have been a hit with the Brazilian food retail industry. This is the case with our bestsellers such as the Quick Bottle and the Hyper Tag as well as our new solutions for the food retail industry such as the Croco Tag and the safety collars.

In less than a year, our company has established many partnerships and Thoonsen products are available in about ten Latin American countries.

ControlTek nouveau partenaire aux USA

Our new partner in the UNITED STATES

Following our participation in the NRF Big Show in New York, we have established an important partnership with the American company CONTROLTEK for the distribution of our products in the USA. They will present our products in June at the American "NRF Protect" show, which is dedicated to security in the retail sector.

Here is their recent press release :

"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.”

According to Diplock and Meehan, the Thoonsen tags will be exhibited at CONTROLTEK’s booth at NRF Protect in June. The product information and photos can be obtained on CONTROLTEK's website.

Nouveau référencement CASINO avec la Quick Collection

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 se développe en export mondial

THOONSEN exports worldwide

Our participation in several international trade fairs in recent years has enabled us to establish many contacts with distributors from all over the world. We now work with over 30 distributors who sell Thoonsen products in their respective markets.

In total, our anti-theft solutions can be found in more than 20 countries, including 15 in Europe, which we supply from our stock in France. Our direct exports from our factories in China are also increasing, thanks to the creation of partnerships with distributors in strong economies such as the USA, South Africa, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil and Peru.

After proving ourselves on the French market, our locks are now sold on all continents and our exports now represent more than 15% of our turnover. This makes Thoonsen an exporting company with good prospects for international growth.

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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.  

Référencement CARREFOUR

Highlight for the beginning of 2017 : the CARREFOUR REFERENCING !

Our company is very proud to announce that after long months of negotiation with the will to demonstrate our competences and our seriousness we have just obtained the referencing of our products by the giant of the mass distribution : the company CARREFOUR !

This referencing is all the more valuable for us as it concerns accessories from our own design and validated by European patents : Quick Bottle, Hyper Tag, Padlock are now available in all CARREFOUR stores!

It really marks a turning point in our development and will allow our company to grow, by proving its seriousness, its credibility and to become one of the leaders in the anti-theft accessories market !

We are convinced that this new collaboration will be the beginning of a long partnership based on trust and the desire to work together and we will do our utmost to meet this new challenge.

Salon EUROSHOP 2020 - Hall 7A Stand B15

THOONSEN will present its innovations at EUROSHOP in Düsseldorf

Meet us at the 2020 edition on our stand HALL 7A - Stand B15

For 15 years, innovation has been Jacky Thoonsen's answer to the challenges of retail in the age of digital transformation : electric Last Mile deliveries, securing goods and staff, focus on new anti-theft tags... so many challenges Thoonsen has met this year !

It is with renewed pleasure that our team, present at this new edition of EUROSHOP, will show you its latest advances and welcome you. Visit our stand with its 'French bistro' look from February 16 to 20, 2020, where you will be able to discover our new concepts and all our business expertise.

Thoonsen is working on the future. How about you? Come and meet us at HALL 7A - Stand B15 !

Salon EUROSHOP 2017

EUROSHOP 2017 : thank you for your visit !

Euroshop 2017 in Düsseldorf has just ended and Thoonsen is very proud to have participated in this international trade fair.

For this third participation, our company made a lot of new contacts, demonstrating our global positioning, with a large number of visitors at our booth throughout the event.

We were sharing the location with our Chinese manufacturer Yasen Company, which gave everyone a better understanding of how our partnership has worked for the past 10 years.

Thank you to everyone who came to meet us and see our new 2017 products. Great prospects are opening up for us for the coming year !