Jos VannesteJos Vanneste
A company with tradition tells the “secrets of linen”
N.V. JOS VANNESTE S.A. is located in Kortrijk neighbourhood, the historical world center of the flax industry. The family business is currently run by the 4th generation of Vanneste, Alex, who also intends to be a “linen expert”. The company’s worldwide renowned cottonised flax fibers and flax tops used for blending with other fibers, it’s intensive sourcing and trading of Long Flax fibers and the sells of 100% linen yarns are the results of its optimism, dynamism and know-how.
Jos Vanneste Nv stands for
Tradition, focused on the future.
A priviliged location in the world center of linen.
Continuous research, improvement & creativity with flax fibers.
Production, trading & distribution of Flax fibers and Linen yarn selling.
Just In Time deliveries in all parts of the world through a professional team of buyers and logistics team.
A wide network of well trained representatives in all textile centers.
Peter Pauwel Rubensstraat 3 Harelbeke 8530 Belgium
Spinnerij van VeurneSpinnerij van Veurne
Sint-Idesbaldusstraat 37 Veurne 8630 Belgium
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
Cesar Snoecklaan Avenue César Snoeck 30 Ronse 9600 Belgium
Rue de Ninove 90 Ronse 9600 Belgium
About European Spinning Group
European Spinning Group is a family-owned textile group with over 100 employees, located in Flanders, Belgium.
The yarns and services from our textile group have been synonymous with absolute quality for many years. A high level of internal specialization, a flexible approach towards customers, tight in-house quality control and an organization built on strong values have enabled us to conquer a vast market covering Europe, North and South America, Africa and extending to Asia and Australia.
Our guarantee of quality
We observe very strict quality standards. Over one hundred qualified employees with excellent technical training are engaged daily in the development and production of our yarns. A specialized team constantly ensures its quality in our modern laboratory.
Solutions tailor-made for the customer
Creativity in the textile industry stimulates development and innovation. Our R&D team continuously monitors new developments and researches new markets that match our existing strategy and know-how.
The result is a large range of products that are able to meet the individual requirements of the customer. Whether it is for upholstery fabrics, curtains, decorative fabrics, carpets, mattress ticking, narrow fabric, trimmings, denim and apparel, household and bath-linen or technical textiles (woven or knitted).
Our aim is to provide constant and maximum service. Short delivery times and flexibility evidence this. We seek to find the best solution in consultation with our customer. If a solution cannot be found within our own production, we call upon our specialized external partners.
As we believe we need to act now to create a better world, we are continuously integrating sustainability in our daily processes, raw materials purchases and partner selection.
Continuously investing in modern machinery, gives us the possibility to produce in an ecological, energy-efficient way with integrated waste management systems.
We also have our own Solar Energy production both in our spinning units as in our warehousing and distribution unit.
By using dope-dyed fibers in our spinning mill, we avoid conventional dyeing with all its ecological disadvantages.
This way, we save millions of liters of water.
European Spinning Group is Oeko-Tex® certified.
Our textile group is a third generation family business with its roots in the Belgian flax industry.
The importance of family values such as trust, respect and integrity is reflected throughout our daily operations. Focus on long term commitment and partnership with all stakeholders is the drive behind our organization and our competitive advantage.
Jérome Lietaer started in the flax and linen business in 1924, when the industry flourished in Flanders. In 1948, his son André joined the family business.As of 1963, André shifted the focus from flax linen to yarns and established Symaco in 1972, the foundation of our textile group. Driven by his passion for textiles and for pigeons, André explored the world to find the best raw material for the European textile industry.In 1979, the second generation, headed by André’s son Alain, expanded the textile activities with production facilities in Belgium by founding the Avelgemse Spinnerij (AVS).In 1991, AVS moved from Avelgem to a greenfield site in Spiere-Helkijn and was baptized AVS Spinning. The spinning facilities included a revolutionary open-end coloured yarn production technique and raw white synthetic yarn production lines. In 1997, the spinning mill was further expanded with the launch of Sigma Spinning, an open-end cotton spinning mill.Further external growth and synergies were realized in 2008 through a joint-venture with the UCO Yarns division from the Vlerick Group, which was in 2012 fully integrated within European Spinning Group. In order to expand the yarn service activities further, the group acquired Demtex, a beaming facility in Kruishoutem, in 2012.Currently, the third generation is active in the textile group, ready to continue the story of the family business with a passion for textiles and entrepreneurship all around the world. All activities are being rebranded under the commercial name ‘European Spinning Group’, in order to outline the strong foundations as a diversified European yarn production group.
Trading & Distribution Transportcentrum Lar 50 Kortrijk 8511 Belgium
Open End Spinning IJzeren Bareel 42 Spiere-Helkijn 8587 Belgium
Beaming Industriezone 8 Kruishoutem 9770 Belgium