Who are we?

Today, Toyal Europe is 115 people who are strongly involved and attached to the company. Its current annual production amounts to more than 2,000 tons of aluminum pigments.

As the company’s DNA has always been internationally oriented, 90% of turnover is achieved through export, with Toyal Europe working with some 60 different countries.



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What we do ?

Toyal Europe manufactures and markets aluminium powders and aluminium pigments in paste form.

The company is also present in other markets:

  • Technical Powders (Alloy, ALN, Technical Filler)
  • Special pigments (Inks & cosmetics)

When teams and companies are passionate, their work speaks for itself.


Encouraging and investing in the professional development of our employees remains a priority. Each year, the company devotes nearly 2,000 hours of training to its employees (17 hours per employee on average).


For more than 80 years now, and for more than 40 years within the TOYO Group, the company has been dedicated to the development of products and markets that make the most of the properties of aluminum in a way that is balanced with the development of societies and the protection of the global environment.

Customer Centric

Because we believe above all that everything begins and ends with customer relationship (together with the customers), each woman and man in the company is driven by the same convictions and the same values, these values ​​guide our actions daily.

ADN Technology

Backed by a Group that was the first more than 50 years ago to create the first research center on aluminum foil (1964) and then on pigments in 1967, Toyal Europe innovates in collaboration with Japanese teams and places research and development at the heart of its strategy.


+1000 clients
2000 training hours
40+ years of experience
50+ years of technological research

Create the future, we will create it”…

Our values

Commitment, honesty and integrity

We strive to keep our promises, assume our responsibilities and manage our missions and projects with pragmatism, honesty and integrity.

Respect for others

Responding to differences of opinion with honest and courteous discussion encourages and promotes a positive work environment. "Passion makes the environment exciting, respect makes it safe!"

Autonomy and wisdom

Each employee has the space and freedom to work in close collaboration with each internal and/or external actor in order to serve the customer in the best possible way and with excellence.

Open-mindedness and curiosity

We evolve in a changing and complex environment, each employee is invited to ask the right questions and seek the answers, to ask for advice, to learn and assimilate new skills even if they are not related to his or her own work universe.

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Our activity

Toyal Europe produces and markets aluminium powders and aluminium pigments in paste form, supplying its industrial customers with the pigments needed to produce technical and creative paints.

The company is also present in other markets with functional products, particularly for the aerospace and defence sectors.

Toyal develops and produces technical powders for high-tech sectors (additive manufacturing) where the company is positioned as one of the most innovative players. Our customers and partners in the industry make Toyal a major and essential player in the market.

Finally, the company is positioning itself on other very high-tech markets such as the covering of parts with “cold spray” and “thermal interface materials” to dissipate heat (batteries, technical glue, nano-thermal materials, etc.).

Our history

Located in the heart of the Aspe Valley, the company’s history has always been linked to that of the Aspe Valley.

The history of the company and the valley began in 1938.

Aluminium Alcan de France, a subsidiary of the Canadian group Alcan, decided to set up an alumina-to-aluminum transformation site near a hydroelectric source.

As a recognized player, Alcan is planning to promote the production of aluminum powders and pastes (Alpâte®) at the Accous site, in addition to the production of aluminum.

The Second World War brutally interrupted production.

The post-war period saw the revival of the activity on site, but the nationalisation of electricity (and creation of EDF) put an end to the exploitation of cheap electricity. Thus, the production of aluminum metal is abandoned; however, the production of Alpâte® aluminum powders and pastes continues.

A joint venture with Japan

ALCAN s’associe avec Toyo Aluminium K.K

En 1982 ALCAN s’associe avec Toyo Aluminium K.K (Japon) et l’entreprise devient « Alcan Toyo Europe ». L’entreprise bénéficie alors d’un transfert de technologies japonaises.

Plan de transformation
L’entreprise s’engage dans un plan de transformation profond, Les changements sont nombreux au sein du site et la production augmente rapidement.
Implantation de nouveaux bâtiments

Alcan-Toyo traverse le gave pour y implanter de nouveaux bâtiments et notamment son unité d’atomisation d’aluminium.

Accroissement de la production

L’entreprise investit afin d’accroître ses capacités de production, un nouveau bâtiment nommé « Soleil » sort de terre en collaboration étroite avec les collectivités locales soucieuse de conserver une activité industrielle en Vallée d’Aspe.

Certification ISO 9002
En 1995, l’entreprise obtient la certification ISO 9002.
Un capital 100% Japonais

Alcan cède sa participation à Toyo Aluminium KK, le capital de l’entreprise devient 100 % Japonais

Enjeux environnementaux

Soucieuse des enjeux environnementaux et en collaboration très étroite avec TOYO, l’entreprise investit de nouveau en Béarn et inaugure en 2014 une nouvelle unité de production située en plein cœur du bassin de Lacq (Cœur de Béarn).

Cette nouvelle unité dédiée à la production de pigments d’Aluminium passivées utilisables par exemple en solution aqueuse (à base d’eau), permet à l’entreprise d’être à la fois aux rendez-vous technologiques que lui impose son histoire et répondre aux défis liés à l’environnement. Ce procédé baptisé EMERAL© est le fruit de plusieurs années de recherches au sein du Groupe Japonais.

The group in the world

A subsidiary of the Japanese NLM Group (13,611 employees, €3.5 billion turnover in 2019), Toyal Europe is directly attached to the Powders and Pastes division of its parent company Toyo Aluminium KK based in OSAKA (3,995 employees, €680 million turnover in 2020)

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