Our story starts in 1939, when Pieter Van de Velde produced his very first cardboard packaging for local lingerie and shoe workshops in Schellebelle.
The combination of passion, craftsmanship and entrepreneurship meant Pieter Van de Velde’s company soon grew to become a benchmark and a true quality mark in the market!
Today Van De Velde Packaging is still a family business. In the past 80 years we have grown to become an international group with 12 establishments. Despite the exponential growth we remain true to the values and ambitions with which Pieter Van de Velde set the company up so many years ago.
Being a reliable and flexible partner in high-quality packaging products and services is still our priority. We are continually in search of new technologies to package products even better, more attractively, more efficiently and more sustainably. The result is extensive know-how and a full range of services in paper packaging.
Just as years ago we deliberately choose an informal culture in which speed and efficiency are put to work. Respect for the people we work with both internally and externally is one of our fundamental values.
Van De Velde stands for…
The climate issue is only increasing the demand for environmentally friendly packaging solutions. With recyclable cardboard packaging we have a fitting answer to the excessive and harmful use of plastic. We also develop product packaging together with our customers that seamlessly fits into the logistical process.
Good packaging can contain anything. Good packaging…
…catches the eye and conveys your brand in the way you want
…keeps your products fresh longer
…protects your product against knocks, moisture, vermin, etc.
…is easy to store, transport and display
…is simple to open
…is easy to recycle
The possibilities are just about endless. You determine which aspects are important to you. We conceive, design and produce the right packaging (solution).
Already a long time in packaging
Pieter Van de Velde set ‘Cartonnage P. Van De Velde’ up in the then Schellebelle (now Wetteren), where the company’s head office is still located today. The focus mainly lies on cardboard boxes for the local shoe and lingerie workshops.
1963 - 1992
José Roman, Pieter’s son-in-law, joins the company and takes the company over with his wife Jacqueline. In 1987 granddaughter Dominique also joins the company followed in 1992 by her husband Philip. Anno 2021 they are still working at the company.
The establishment in Wetteren suffers a fire. A brand-new building is constructed with the necessary references to the rich past of Van De Velde.
Anno 2021 they are still working at the company, together with their children. The Van De Velde Packaging Group now has 12 sites spread across Europe. The ambition to be the international benchmark in cardboard packaging solutions still burns.