Le Joint technique : 40 years of experience
40 years of passion shared
Foundation of Le Joint Technique
Manufacturing, selling, and trading of catalogue O-rings and standard seals.
External growth with SADIN industry
Acquisition of a cut-gasket manufacturing company.
ISO 9001 Certification obtained.
Le Joint Technique obtained the ISO 9001 Certification.
Opening of a factory in Saint-Clément (in the region of Lyon)
Organic growth thanks to the manufacturing of liquid silicone moulded seals and parts, and clean-room medical devices.
External growth with VULCA Industry (in the region of Paris).
Acquisition of VULCA Industry - manufacturer of TPE and elastomeric parts: moulded rubber parts, kneadable silicone, and thermoplastic elastomers.
Opening of a factory in Sainte-Foy-l'Argentière (in the region of Lyon)
A new factory was opened in Sainte-Foy-l'Argentière and the three factories were grouped together: Lyon - Saint-Clément - Paris
Opening of a factory in Tunisia and a joint venture in Shanghai, China.
A factory was opened in Tunisia to provide assistance to our clients from a low-cost area, and a joint venture was opened in Shanghai (China) for the manufacturing of moulded parts and standard sealing devices.
ISO-TS 16949 Certification was obtained.
Le Joint Technique obtained the ISO-TS 16949 Certification for its markets in the automotive industry.
Operational excellence was deployed in the three factories.
ISO 9001: 2015 and IATF 16949: 2016 Certification was obtained.
Henri PAIN, Founder
After working in the sector of high-performance plastics and rubbers, Henri PAIN founded Le Joint Technique in 1975. The first activities started in the spring of 1976 by the selling of catalogue O-rings and standard seals.
Over the years, the micro-business developed through a balanced organic and external growth, particularly with the acquisition of two companies manufacturing cut gaskets and injection elastomeric moulded seals. The dramatic shift occurred in the 1990s - a time where key account requirements were being more pressing in terms of quality and development control.
Henri PAIN has always had a passion for challenges. Going for growth, LE JOINT TECHNIQUE has become a veritable value-adding business and service partner for its clients.