Manufacturer of heating elements


As a specialized manufacturer of heating elements used in contact heating for large surfaces and volumes, 3a Telec designs and makes heating cords and ribbons, heating ropes and panels that are used to heat up a variety of objects and keep them warm, also including the human body in certain body care applications.
3a Telec manufactures prototypes and can also manufacture and produce several thousand units of the same item.

3a Telec has its own laboratory to design and test its products, and a production centre having the following capabilities:

  • resistant wire wrapping
  • thermoplastic extrusion
  • metal shield braiding
  • thermoplastic injection-moulding
  • high frequency welding
  • wiring
  • control and measurement


Founded in Paris in 1983 by the Jacques le Bourgeois, 3a Telec is based in Saint-Germain-de-la-Grange, near Paris.

After 10 years of making heating elements for household appliances (such as refrigerators, freezers and hot plates), 3a Telec diversified into making heating ribbons for protection against freezing and for temperature control of water pipes, in keeping snow off gutters, and also in the manufacture of heating appliances for body care (slimming, relaxation and revitalization).

Then, it developed heating cables for the professional refrigeration market (door frames for cold storage rooms, condensation flow, de-misting refrigerated showcases), as well as in heating cables for horticulture (heating mats for germination and cuttings).
It now also develops heated industrial blankets and sheeting for the food, chemical, automotive, cosmetics, aerospace, and telephone industries.