Alphonse Robberechts starts in Turnhout with a studio where he makes safes. He traveled to Paris by horse and cart to take part in exhibitions and to promote his products. Arthur Robberechts continues his activities.
Albert Robberechts establishes a new branch in Beerse and expands the range with sturdy, high-quality office furniture, mainly intended for the Belgian government.
Yves Robberechts and Karin Verbeeck are building a new branch in Turnhout. They modernize the machinery, work together with designers and launch new ranges.
Move to an even larger building on the Steenweg on Gierle in Turnhout. The factory has 150 employees and covers an area of 23,000 m².
In the late 1990s
In order to meet the increasing domestic and foreign demand, the shareholders decide to build a state-of-the-art factory in the Turnhout industrial zone with an area of 43,000 m² for production, storage, showroom and offices.
The Robberechts Group is taking the new factory into use and can take new commercial initiatives here and expand its sales area to all of Western Europe.
Olivier Robberechts is taking over as director.
He says goodbye to safes and shifts the focus from mass production to piece production.
Due to digitization that is becoming more and more urgent, as a result of which the demand for storage cabinets has decreased significantly, it is decided to invest in the production of our own desk frames.
Further digitization is realized through the implementation of a new ERP package, whereby a shop floor and a warehouse module are put into operation.
This is a big step towards the digital factory according to Industry 4.0.