PCAS

With close to 7% of its net sales earmarked for R&D and a large international footprint, PCAS is the preferred industrial partner for market-leading major global groups. The company offers a growing range of proprietary products and solutions in leading-edge segments and also includes two very high-potential subsidiaries: Protéus in biotechnology and Enersens in high-performance insulation. Boasting especially high standards, PCAS generated net sales of €179,1 million in 2015 and employs more than 900 people in six countries.

Our position

PCAS develops and produces complex molecules for life sciences and innovative technologies. As a result of its major R&D investments and extensive international presence, PCAS is an industrial partner of market-leading major global groups.

Our mission

We all share the same ambition: PCAS provides safe, innovative, competitive and sustainable industrial solutions to turn its customers' ideas into industrial reality and thereby create value.

Our vision

To address the economic and technological challenges of a constantly evolving customer base with very high standards, PCAS has set itself the goal of being a recognized, irreproachable player on its markets ten years from now, via its performance, innovation and long-term responsibility.

Our values

Ambition

The PCAS Group has a resolutely international outlook and capitalizes on the most up-to-date knowledge in its key areas of expertise. Our ambition is sustained by the constant will to increase customer satisfaction and added value for our partners, through large-scale and increasingly global projects that succeed by mobilizing all our teams.

Innovation

Joining PCAS involves mobilizing all one's capacities and sense of responsibility to achieve a common goal: the best quality of service for customers. Teamwork and pooled talents enable our organization to meet our customers' requirements while at the same time leading all our staff forward towards this same goal.

Engagement

Joining PCAS involves mobilizing all one's capacities and sense of responsibility to achieve a common goal: the best quality of service for customers. Teamwork and pooled talents enable our organization to meet our customers' requirements while at the same time leading all our staff forward towards this same goal.

Integrity

Our international ambition, underpinned by our need to innovate and our commitment to customer satisfaction, cannot be legitimate without the spirit of integrity that characterizes PCAS. Our staff act in accordance with the most basic rules of accountability and uprightness expected of a group committed to quality of service for its customers.

1962
The pioneer era
1962-1982
  • Creation of PCAS in Paris, by two engineers, Henri Barbier and Félix le Pors
  • Opening of the Couterne plant (Orne)
1971
  • Head office moved to Longjumeau
1977
  • Purchase of the Bourgoin-Jallieu plant (Isère)
1983
The multinational years
1983-1991
  • PCAS purchased by American firm Stauffer Chemicals Company
1987
  • PCAS sold to British conglomerate Imperial Chemical Industries
  • PCAS purchased by Dutch Group Akzo
1992
The growth years
1992-2015
  • PCAS certified ISO 9001
  • PCAS purchased by Dynaction Group
1993
  • Purchase of St-Jean Photochimie (Quebec)
1995
  • PCAS floated on the secondary stock market in Paris
2001
  • Acquisition of Expansia in Aramon (Gard)
2003
  • Start-up of PCAS Finland (Turku, Finland)
2004
  • Creation of PCAS America Inc.
2010
  • Creation of PCAS China
2013
  • Merger of PCAS and Dynaction
2014
  • Introduction of a Scientific Board within PCAS
2015
  • PCAS Expansia voted "Vendor of the Year 2014" by UCB Pharma

PCAS 50 Years of History

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