Karel Maes is the founder of Maes Betonfabriek. In 1949, he started producing concrete slabs and posts in the Grachtstraat in Dessel and building up fences, sheds and garages.
For the first few years, all products were manufactured with hand moulds, until Karel finally started using a tilting machine in the 1970s. Since 1978, his sons Luc and Dirk are running the business. They in turn purchased their first slab machine, with a capacity of 300 slabs per day.
In the 1990s, production moved to Nieuwedijk in Dessel, where our company is still located today. In 2000, Luc’s sons Jelle and Senne got on board to support the production process and sales.
In 2008, we heavily invested in a fully automatic concrete plant with a double mixer, a first automatic slab machine with a capacity of 700 slabs/day and a new machine to produce posts. We further complemented our machinery park in 2012 and 2014 with an additional tipping and slab machine.
Jelle and Senne have big plans for Maes Betonfabriek. In the next few years, for instance, they will renew and expand our machinery to continue delivering high-quality products. They will also increase our company site and workforce, allowing them to continue to respond to our customers’ growing expectations. Innovation is the key word in their operating procedure!