For more than a century the Liebaert family has invested in human capital and new technologies.
This has enabled us to accumulate a huge amount of knowledge and become an undisputed leader in our sector.
Our vertical integration in dyeing and printing allows us to offer tailor made solutions for our high end customers.
Our ISO 14001 certificate is a proof of our permanent care for the environment.
In the past few years we have developed a new generation of high-performance fabrics, a perfect combination of technology and comfort : the famous NANO STITCH fabrics.
Liebaert, that’s four generations of entrepreneurs with an unfaltering belief in the future.
We never gave up …
Technology and components:
Aros Sweden : Drive systems
ROJ Biella Italy: Electronics and embedded systems
Protechna Munchen Germany: Vision systems
Wuxi Vandewiele China : Actuators and servo motors
Iro Ulricehamn: yarn handling and feeding
Cobble Blackburn : Gauge parts
Memminger Dornstetten Germany : knitting accessories
Vandewiele SARL : accessories
VDW Nanjijng China : diecast
Superba : Heat-Setting Solutions
Savio: Yarn Finishing
1880 – First signs of industrial activities in Marke (Belgium). Mr. Polydor Benoot starts a small company specialized in industrial process machinery servicing.
1921 – Michel Van de Wiele, in succession to his father in law Mr. Polydor Benoot, starts with the construction of weaving looms.
1984 – Start-up of a sales and distribution unit in Greenville (South Carolina),U.S.A.
1986 – Acquisition of Wittendal SA (France), thus enabling in-house jacquard machine manufacturing.
1987 – Establishment of Michel Van de Wiele GmbH in Viersen, Germany after acquisition of the know-how and industrial processes of major competitor in the velvet weaving machinery market : Güsken
1993 – ISO-9002 certified
1995 – ISO-9001 certified
1996 – Establishment of Michel van de Wiele Service Center in Istanbul, Turkey.
1999 – Acquisition of Bonas machine Company Ltd. (U.K). manufacturer of electronic jacquard machines for flat weaving machines.
2000 – Acquisition of all shares of IRO AB-sweden (including ROJ – Memminger-IRO), manufacturer of prewinders for weaving and knitting machines with production facilities in Sweden, Germany, Italy, USA, Taiwan and China
2002 – Establishment of IRO (Wuxi) Technology Co. Ltd. In Wuxi Jiang Su, China
2006 – Building of two new factories in China (production service 20.000 m²)
2011 – Acquisition of “Protechna” in Germany. Active in Quality assurance in textiles.
2013 – Acquisition of Cobble in UK. Tufting machine manufacturer
2013 – starting up of aluminium foundry in Nanjing China.
2014 – Acquisition of JTS Italy – manufacturer of harnesses for flat and velvet weaving machines
2014 – start up of first Van de Wiele extrusion line
2015 – Acquisition of “Superba SA” in France –manufacturer of heat-setting and space-dyeing machines
2016 – Establishment of Cobble – Van de Wiele LTD Co. Ltd. – Production of spare parts and gauges for tufting machines
2017 – Establishment of Van de Wiele (China) Textile Machinery Co. Ltd. – Production of jacquard machines for the Chinese market..
2019 – Acquiring a majority position in the Bejimac group, – manufacturer of textile finishing machines
2021: Acquisition of “SAVIO GROUP” in Italy – the world leader in the yarn finishing sector, operating in the design, manufacturing and distribution of winding machines, quality control devices and electronic boards for the textile industry. It has factories in Italy, China, India, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.
Innovation leader and trendsetter
Finipur is an international trendsetter in the use of technical coatings and innovative applications for finishing semi-manufactured products. At Finipur, we work with customers across all industries around Europe. We create strong partnerships with our customers, enabling us to work together to find innovative solutions. Finipur is a business with a great history but its future looks even brighter thanks to its vision to support sustainable investment in people, the environment, technology and safety.
70 000m² A DAY
1 400 000m² A MONTH
15 000 000m² A YEAR
Since 1978 Finipur specialises in the treatment of various textile fabrics
Using various specific and unique types of “finishing” per article and per customer, we can offer our customers a “tailor-made” R&D. Moreover, we make our vast knowledge of the newest (innovative) materials available to you, meaning that we signify an important added value for your product. We offer our customers at tailor-made technical solutions home and abroad, we always strive for unsurpassed quality and we can ensure a very high flexibility within our manufacturing processes.
Finipur is active in highly divergent industries : technical textile, interior and outdoor textile (carpets, upholstery fabrics, curtains, bathroom, kitchen, …), automotive, train, maritime, buses (coaches), airplanes, army, sports, packaging, shoes, filters, animal farming, roofing material, show business, insulation, protective clothing, tents, baby goods, garden, nonwoven, bamboo, …
As a Belgian textile company we are specialised in the treatment of a large assortment of textile substrates and we are already active in the most divergent industries such as interior, outdoor, transport, military, shoes, filters,… Because of our elaborate knowledge of the newest materials, we ensure that the products of our customers at home and abroad are given a significant added value. (“we upgrade your product”)
Because Finipur is valued as a trend-setting and esteemed company by its stakeholders (customers, suppliers, personnel, shareholders …), we wish to create a captivating and inspiring working environment; we always strive for top quality and within the company, the respect for the environment and fellow man is omnipresent.
Finipur is a company with a golden past, but keeps its eye on the future. Since more than 30 years we are your indispensable link in the process from manufacturer to consumer. We thank this strong position to our knowhow and our unique experience that dates back to the start of the 19th century.
People and environment
Finipur wishes to create a distinct profile of itself as durable partner, by achieving with a minimum of raw materials, energy and human effort a maximum of added value. For this reason, we comply since many years with all legal demands. We only work with raw materials that comply with the laws in force, we invest in adequate working tools and in safe working conditions, follow a proactive environmental policy, and energy-friendly processes are continuously being implemented.
Because Finipur applied for the zero-dump status, no wastewater can be discharged anymore. All our process water is in other words 100% reused in the existing production processes. In August 2012 Finipur engaged itself even further by signing the “Durable Enterprising Charter” of the province West-Flanders. By doing this, Finipur wishes to give a tangible form to the idea of durable enterprising by striving ever further to a continuous improvement of the performances environmental, social and economic level.
“we strive for safe and environmental-friendly working surroundings, ensuring that our collaborators function at their best.”
Since 1899 Gevaert has been manufacturing the nicest collections of elastics for the fashion industry. Throughout the years Gevaert became a worldwide brand for suspender- and beltwebbings. and it developed several other niche-products like trouser and underwear waistbands.
With a 100% made in Belgium strategy, Gevaert owns control over the entire productionsprocess and is able to guarantee a consistant quality level, as well as competitive prices.
A solid salesservice combined with a salesagentsnetwork, Gevaert ensures an optimal costumer experience
It makes Gevaert your ideal partner for your webbing needs.
A modern production plant with over 150 weaving looms, combined with a skilled staff of 50 specialists, nothing but quality can be expected. Next to narrow fabrics weaving, Gevaert can offer various webbing finishes as well as make-up options:
Digital printing – a Gevaert specialty
Any design or logo, in any colour imaginable can be printed at Gevaert, on the webbing of your choice. Starting from 400m.
FR webbing – a Gevaert specialty
Looking for fire retardant (FR) webbings? Gevaert can offer a wide range of FR woven elastics or rigids.
Tested according to ISO 15025
Ultrasonic cutting – a Gevaert specialty
Our standard make-up is offered on rolls. But thanks to the latest ultrasonic cutting machinery Gevaert can offer a precision cut, with smooth edges and exact length
Proudly made in Belgium
Gevaert was founded in 1899 by Jean-Baptist Gevaert as ‘La rubanerie de Deynze’. Already from it’s early days the company has been producing elastics for the leathergoods industrty.
Deinze, the city where it all began, is situated near the river Lisse. Also called ’the golden river’, as it was the center of the blossoming flaxindustry in Belgium. A region that remained worldfamous for it’s textile industry.
Gevaert is proud to be part of this rich heritage.
Because the consumer is paying more and more attention to socially and ecologically responsible production of clothing and accessories, we now offer an origin label, which indicates that the used tire has been produced at Gevaert.
The Gevaert origin label is available in 3 sizes so that a custom label can be used for each accessory.
For more information, please contact the sales department. They will be able to inform you more about this.
Quality above all!
Gevaert is making sure that customers can expect nothing but quality products. It all starts with a selective purchasing policy, followed by an overall quality-vigilance throughout the production steps. Quality is no coincidence at Gevaert.
Always on the look-out for new trends, Gevaert is making sure to offer its customers just what they are looking for. The innovative nature of its collections is highly appreciated worldwide.
It’s good to be green!
Located in the heart of Flanders, we comply to one of Europe’s toughest environmental legislations, next to the current REACH regulations. On top of that our ökotex-certificate proves that Gevaert ranks human ecology at nr1.
Beauty is the driving force behind our design process. With her products, she wishes to tell a story that inspires people and that makes them smile. When you buy a Lotte Martens product, you know you are holding a precious piece of textile, assembled with love.
Our atelier is not only a creative laboratory, but also a knowledge lab where innovative inks and printing procedures are developed. Our design process is a constant search for innovation, which makes us leading in Flanders in terms of textiles.
Our prints are designed with passion and a strong sense for colors and textures. All lotte martens products are of high quality, made with love and dedication for the profession. We are always looking for market gaps and ways to bridge them in a corporate social responsibility.
Creation & inspiration
Atelier lotte martens is a manufacturing company with a focus on production and design. We create fabrics that inspire others to create. Buy your fabrics, get inspired by our tips and sewing patterns, and make your own unique garment!
Local & sustainable
All lotte martens products are hand printed in a small atelier in Leuven, Belgium, by highly valued craftspeople with poor job abilities. We use ecological inks and our production is zero waste: all fabric and ink leftovers are reused for new products. This way we contribute to a circular economy.
No pre-bought prints, no child labour in foreign countries: every step in the production process, from the first design to the final touch, is completed with the greatest care. Because our fabrics are printed by hand, they are all slightly different and thus unique.
About Lotte Martens
Lotte Martens is a Belgian textile designer driven by the desire to create beauty.After obtaining her master’s degree in textile design at the Maastricht Academy for Fine Arts and Design, Lotte worked there as a professor and head of the Fashion department. In 2014 she founded her own company with the ambition to establish unique and innovative textiles. She strives to combine beauty with durability, thus creating unique fabrics that inspire people all over the world.
UTEXBEL – the belief in European Textiles for the future !
Our passion leads towards our “raison d’être” : YOU
Founded in 1929 in Ronse, Belgium, UTEXBEL is a vertically integrated textile group, leader in the public tenders, industrial protective workwear fabrics, casual wear and technical textiles.
With pride and professionalism, UTEXBEL offers the best yarns and fabrics to cater for all needs, respecting the environment and the well-being of both the workers and the end-users. Within all its decisions, UTEXBEL seeks a constant improvement of health, safety, quality, efficiency and care for the environment.
THE UTEXBEL MISSION
UTEXBEL develops, produces and commercialises yarns and fabrics with multiple high level functionalities according to the customers’s specifications, which contribute to its own satisfaction and to the end user’s security, health and comfort. The group leads several cooperative projects with key partners in the fields of sustainable development, quality and logistics.
PASSION – PROCESS – PROGRESS
Quality guarantee is at the centre of our daily preoccupations. Our products are valued by discerning customers, worldwide. An irreproachable quality , permanent improvement and a high level of customer service are the key elements in all our activities.
8000 tons of spun yarns produced yearly
13 millions meters of fabric produced yearly
5% of the turnover invested in R&D
20% of all yearly investments have a social or environmental character