The Company

Spring 2016

Tanguy Le Bihan, naval architect, decides to set up his own composite production and prototyping structure, specializing in hydrofoils designs, to find an alternative to the solutions mostly used up to now, located abroad (Maghreb or Asia), unsatisfactory in terms of quality / costs / delays.

“Foil Valley” – BZH

This structure is located in France, in the heart of the “Foil Valley”, in Brittany. In close proximity to Brest, near Lorient, at 15 minutes from a multitude of diverse sailing playgrounds, Foil and Co is in constant contact with a formidable incubator of ideas and innovations in the field of sailing, and allows a fast R&D process in all discretion.

High technology

We are competitive compared to our foreign competitors because we have deployed human and material technical means to quickly develop and produce parts requiring the biggest precision. 3d Carbon wide format printer, 3 axis CNC tolerance 0,01mm and process minimizing human intervention, always with the aim of optimizing cost quality.

Background

Tanguy Le Bihan

Brestois, in love with all that floats. Passionate about naval architecture, regattas and cruises, he created in 2006 the TLB naval architecture consulting firm with a large number of very varied studies in pocket (from 8 to 30 m).
Since 2014 Tanguy is involved in the design of foils on all supports, kitesurfing, windsurfing, multihulls with engines, monohulls …
In 2016 he decided to launch the Foil and Co adventure to propose a complete solution, from development to production, in France, to companies wishing to embark on the foil adventure.

Marc Ménec

Marc has more than ten years of experience in the R & D departments of Olympic sailing teams, on yachts for such prestigious races as the America’s Cup, the Volvo Ocean Race and others.
Expert in the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD), particularly 3D modeling, he has gained valuable experience in CFD, Composite, Naval Architecture, Building Methods and Project Management.
In 2014, Marc founded IS & 3D ENG to offer its expertise to customers requiring 3D engineering services as part of the development of advanced technologies. He joined Foil and Co in 2016 for the engineering part 3D and design

Julien Le Bihan

From Lorient Electric boats to Dubai’s wooden boat, a professional career as project manager and then project manager allowed Julien to discover the shipbuilding industry. And since the age of 9, when he was posing my feet on his first Tiga Swift, his passion for sliding sports never diminished.
Married and father of two children, Julien applies himself to inculcating values of respect for others and protection of the oceans. Good sound to move heads there (Julien mixes in his lost hours and the turn is played!)

Fabien Bordas

After a mechanic training in the Merchant Navy, then 3 years experience in various groups on La Rochelle, Fabien joined the National Navy as naval engineer (orientation workshop machining / welding), the last 5 years the club will Nautical navy in Brest.

Passionate about the sea and the 4×4, Fabien bringshis handyman / “Gyro Gearloose” in the service of the adventure Foil and Co. in 2016

Jeronimo Scalabrin Da Silva

Brazilian of origin, cradled in the ocean since its birth, it fell madly in love with Brittany and adopted it.
After a career as a high-level athlete in Olympic windsurfing in the 1990/2000, thanks to the incredible environment and local Brestois resources, he leaves to make his professional weapons across South America.
He has worked with major global groups such as AB Inbev, Coca Cola, Shell, in supply chain supervision and design, process control and lean management.
On his return to France, thanks to his network and experience, he assumed the European distribution for the current Olympic class in windsurfing, a model which is nowadays a reference for water leisure products.
Jeronimo is very sensitive to the human, relational and environmental values ​​that are an indispensable key to success in modern markets.
Today, he puts all his skills at the service of Foil and Co, to transform the company into a reference management and service to its customers.