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Timeline

We design products for now and the future

1919

Establishment of the company van Elderen & Co in Aalst, The Netherlands Production of milk sieves, watering cans, funnels, buckets and cigar tins.

1948

Establishment of independent sales organisation in Belgium

1957

Construction of a factory in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands

1963

Opening of a third factory in Overpelt, Belgium

1964

Takeover of EGAM in Roden, The Netherlands

1966

Establishment of an independent sales organisation in France

1969

Brabantia turnover rises above NLG 35 million

1973

Establishment of independent sales organisation in United Kingdom

1975

Establishment of independent sales organisation in Switzerland

1977

Takeover of Johann Breitenstein GmbH in Emmerich, Germany
Start of own production unit in Great Britain

1979

Brabantia turnover breaks the NLG 100 million barrier

1982

Opening of the ultra-modern plant in Emmerich Establishment of independent sales organisation in Italy

1994

All Brabantia production units certified according to ISO 9002 standard (Brabantia Emmerich ISO 9001)
Establishment of sales office in Denmark, Brabantia Scandinavia

1995

Brabantia starts a new, highly market-oriented export concept, resulting in the appointment of a large number of newly selected partners/distributors. In conjunction with existing partners/distributors, the new concept is introduced in each country/region.

1996

Establishment of sales organisation in Asia Production units, sales and all central services such as International Marketing Communications, Product Development, Administration and Computer Services are combined, to form Brabantia Nederland BV.

1999

All warehouses centralised in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands Customers from the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, France and Germany will be supplied by this central warehouse.
As required these customers can be invoiced in Euros.

2000

Establishment of sales organisation in Spain

2001

New multi-product production unit in UK
Establishment of sales organisation North and South America

2002

Establishment of production unit in Zhuhai, China

2003

Establishment Brabantia inc, USA Establishment of sales organisation Sweden

2004

Doubling of production and storage space at Brabantia Overpelt, Belgium
Establishment of sales organisation in Poland, Brabantia Central Europe
Transfer production Emmerich (Germany) to Overpelt (Belgium)

2005

Transfer production Roden to Valkenswaard, The Netherlands
Move centralised warehouse from Valkenswaard (The Netherlands) to Overpelt (Belgium)

2006

Product development has been integrated in the divisions Valkenswaard (The Netherlands) and Overpelt (Belgium)

2007

Realization phase 2 production unit Zhuhai, China

2008

Establishment of production unit in Talsi, Latvia
Establishment of sales organizations in Portugal, Finland, Austria, Baltic States, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania

2010

Realization phase 2 production unit Talsi, Latvia
Opening of the first Brabantia Concept Store in Riga, Latvia

2011

Opening of the first Brabantia Concept Store in Eindhoven, The Netherlands