A class 7 primary contractor in industrial construction with branches in Lommel, Fernelmont, Eindhoven and Heusden-Zolder, edibo writes its future story, “edibo 2025”.
The shares will be redistributed and a transfer will be made from five shareholders to three, ensuring continuity for the future. Danny Ulenaers, Jo Boonen and Dirk Paerewyck will acquire the shares, each with 33.3%. Their responsibilities will be distributed as follows: Danny will be responsible for execution, internal customer relations and general organisation; Jo will be responsible for sales, marketing, external customer relations and networking; and Dirk will be responsible for the Walloon branch, edibosud. They will be supported by a dynamic management team, a new structure with a stable mix of experienced and young-thinking, construction-oriented individuals, and by their house banker in terms of capital.
Herman Swings and Thierry Vanhelden are handing over their shares: Herman will remain on the board as an independent consultant, while Thierry has chosen to leave the organisation. “We would like to thank them for their years of contribution to the growth of edibo and for helping get it where it is today”, said the remaining shareholders.
edibo was founded 40 years ago by the late Theo Custers, and since a management buy-out by the five shareholders mentioned above, the company has grown into an organisation with 130 employees and a turnover of +/-€60m – double that of 2007, the year of the management buy-out. In the meantime, edibo has worked for D’Ieteren, Essers, Katoennatie, Aveve, AB Inbev, Carglass, BMW, Porsche and more in various sectors such as automotive, logistics, production, food and pharma. edibo has positioned itself carefully in these markets, with its ISO and VCA certificates, as a reliable partner that can handle complex projects, and that is flexible and cooperative, encapsulating the motto “tailor-made co-operation”. Because all the required competencies are available in-house (we have our own steel workshop, engineering calculations department, surveyors, etc.), this flexibility and complexity can be guaranteed for our customers’ benefit without any worries. In the future, edibo wants to further expand into new markets while continuing to serve its current customers. The aim is to make maximum use of the synergy with its foundation and brickworking companies. In addition, by setting up the edibo Academy, edibo wants to invest in the further development of its staff, both in terms of technical performance and human soft skills. And all within a framework that puts staff well-being first.
All the teams are ready and raring to go!