Who we are

70 years of excellence in industrial adhesives

At Adhex, we nurture a unique, optimistic and daring corporate culture through our international presence, sustained R&D and strong values.

Our business and technology

We hold entire industries together with our expert-engineered adhesive tapes.

They may be invisible, but today, adhesives are everywhere. The talent of the Adhex researchers lies in their ability to master the manipulation of materials and chemistry to create flawless solutions for our customers. Our specialty is coating, which is the meticulous process of applying a few microns of glue uniformly to a substrate. We don’t merely offer adhesives in roll form. Instead, we design custom parts that are shaped to your specific needs. Through cutting, printing, thermoforming and lamination, our expertise in transformation technologies allows us to create functional pieces for everything from medical diagnostics, to hydrogen fuel cells, to anti-vibration parts for automobiles. To do so, we rely on a state-of-the-art fleet of over 60 multi-capacity processing machines at our plants around the world.

Our teams around the world unite behind shared values

  • Technical creativity: We are constantly developing new solutions and steadily pushing the limits of what is technically possible.
  • Customer focus: We aim to meet the needs of the most demanding customers by earning and keeping their trust.
  • Persistence: Throughout our long history in the field, we have learned that concrete results require courage, determination and perseverance.
  • Team spirit: We rely on the talent of every individual and the intelligence of the collective to achieve our goals.
 

82.4 M€

Consolidated sales in 2020

5

manufacturing plants

 

580

employees worlwide

6%

of turnover invested in R&D each year

30

patents filed in the last 5 years

50

new product development projects each year

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1952

SAPE (Société des Adhésifs et Plastiques de l’Est) founded in Dijon.
SAPE is a subsidiary of the pharmaceutical group Fournier.

1960

SAPE moves to Dijon-Chenôve site.
Inauguration by Chanoine Kir.

1985

SAPE is renamed Plasto Adhesives and Polymers.

1993

Adhex Spain (Vigo) is created.

1995

ISO 9001 certification

1998

QS 9000 certification

1999

Adhex Brazil (Sao Paulo) is created.

2003

Plasto leaves Fournier group.
Jacques Lepage is named President.
Roland de la Brosse becomes Managing Director.

2006

Adhex Slovakia (Senec) is created

2008

Laboratoire Plasto Santé, now AdhexPharma, is created to take over Fournier Laboratory’s pharmaceutical patch production.
AdhexPharma is an Adhex sister company.

2009

Plasto is awarded the INPI Innovation Trophy.

2010

ISO 14001 certification

2013

Jacques Lepage hands over his stake to Roland de la Brosse, who becomes Plasto’s majority shareholder.

2014

Q1 FORD status obtained for the Adhex Spain site.

2015

Plasto Technologies is renamed Adhex Technologies.

2018

Q1 FORD status obtained for the Adhex France site.

2019

Acquistion of Kerdaïno (in Pelousey, France), a company dedicated to screen printing and decorative metal parts processing.

2020

  • Spanish subsidiary relocated to the new factory in As Gándaras de Budiño industrial zone (13,000 m2)
  • Adhex group changes its visual identity and reveals its new logo.

2021

Newly constructed production building at the Dijon-Chenôve site.
6500m² dedicated to production, storage and a new laboratory replaces the original building.

 

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