Set up in 1987 with the name Plasturgie du Centre, the PDCi company was then founded in 1992. Today it has over 30 employees with complementary expertise in mechanics, electronics, industrialisation methods, industrial procurement, logistics management and international transport.
Expertise in plastic products since 1987
In October 1987, after an initial career in a design office, in managing the manufacture of prototypes and managing a production workshop, and eight years in technical purchasing, particularly technical parts in plastic, followed by two years as a salesperson in the field of technical sub-contracting, André Cottard embarked on his entrepreneurial adventure.
PDCi founded in 1992
The beginning of the adventure was the creation of a sales agency in the field of transformation of plastics, PDC "design office". The business started in the family home, but it didn't take long for André Cottard to look for an office in a business centre and joined the Orléans innovation centre.
PDCi was founded after filing a patent in the field of dental prosthetics. After meeting Electronique D2, now LACIE, European leader of external disk drives, PDCi rapidly developed, becoming their sole contact, from the start through to delivery of plastic parts.
Development of mechanical and electronic engineering services
In addition to in-house technical studies, the company uses external design offices. The customer portfolio developed thanks to PDCi's ability to offer customers the production solution ideally suited to their needs.
Year after year, PDCi added new skills to meet customer demands even more efficiently. PDCi explored new technologies, new manufacturing processes, acquired new tools and thus proposed its customers an ever increasing range of services. The company invested in professional 3D printers and in an electronic laboratory with numerous items of latest-generation equipment.
2012: PDCi joins Altyor Group, established by André Cottard and Yanis Cottard
Today, PDCi has over 30 employees with complementary expertise in mechanics, electronics, industrialisation methods, industrial procurement, logistics management and international transport. Business managers, engineers specialised in complex project management, act like conductors, setting the tempo of these numerous skills to support customers, in particular French Tech start-ups, from their idea through to product manufacturing.
Thanks to them, PDCi can ensure customers that the product complies with their requirements, and on the other hand it can guarantee the technical and economic control of their project.