1938 : Company Forces Motrices du Béarn, which used to generate electricity from waterfalls, signs a contract with Alcan Aluminium de France to produce aluminium powder.
1946 : The nationalisation of the electricity puts an end to low-cost operation. Therefore, the manufacturing of aluminium powder moves towards the production of aluminium paste.
1982 : Alcan joins forces with the Japanese group Toyo Aluminium K.K. to create Alcan Toyo Europe.
1988 : Production capacity increase of the Accous production site.
1990 : Transfer of lenticular pigment technology from Japan to France.
1997 : Alcan Toyo Europe becomes Toyal Europe.
1999 : Production capacity increase for the 76xx and 81xx families.
2003 : Production development of the 56xx family.
2009 : Implementation of a pilot scale chemical unit for the development of surface treatments onto particulates of aluminium pigments.
2010 : Launch of the Cosmicolor® effect pigments for the Cosmetic industry.
2014 : New production plant in Mourenx.