How it all began
In 1880 Alphonse Robberechts started up a studio in the centre of Turnhout, where safes were made in a traditional way.
With horse and cart he went to Paris to participate in exhibitions and promote his goods.
The office furniture production
as an expansion of the range
Shortly after W.O. II Albert Robberechts, father of current CEO Yves Robberechts, expanded the range with office furniture, in particular for the Belgian government.
As of 1983 the original studio, led by the associates Robberechts-Verbeeck, became a factory with 150 employees and a total surface of 23.000 m2. They modernized the machine fleet and started cooperating with designers such as Axel Enthoven and set up an own R&D department. Retailers quickly commercialized new ranges like Cube, Porta D, Twinn, Connex and Quad.
New buildings and ultramodern factory
In the late ‘90s Robberechts experienced that further growth was no longer possible in the former buildings. In order to keep pace with the increasing domestic and external demand, management decided to acquire the last available area in the industry zone in Turnhout and to build an ultramodern factory there.
Architect Luc Nuyens based in Turnhout took care of the design. The new facility covers an area of 43.000 m2 in
which production, storage, showroom and offices are housed. The total investment amounted to 20 million euros.
With this new facility, Robberechts and its enthusiastic employees are capable of taking on new commercial initiatives and broaden its market to the whole of Western Europe and thereby secure its future. At the same time Robberechts implemented the ISO 9001 and 14001 standards.
With its policy of corporate social responsibility, Robberechts is working towards a sustainable growth in its successful attempt to align People, Planet and Profit.
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