Company

The Vandecasteele Houtimport Company is located 60 miles from Brussels, and 160 miles from Paris in het heart of Europe, it is easily accessible by the road network.
The Company was founded in 1883 by Louis Vandecasteele.  In those days, wagon making was the main commercial activity.  DesirĂ© Vandecasteele, son of the founder, then added a small sawmill. 
Urbain Vandecasteele has been running the company for 60 years and has insisted on keeping the company’s family spirit.  His son Stefaan Vandecasteele has taken over the company in the year 2000 and together with his son Louis and daughter Margaux and their colleagues, he seeks to promote cordial relations with customers and suppliers alike, based on mutual trust.
To increase timber stocks further, the company is expanding its’ storage capacity by adding an extra shed of 40,000m2.  Then, Vandecasteele Houtimport will have 140,000m3 storage facility on 20 hectares. 
 
The Europe-wide distribution facilities provide efficient delivery within 1 to 3 days. A modern machining mill meets the needs of customers for high-quality timber products. The warehousing is also organized to be as flexible and efficient as possible and to give the ability to respond rapidly to orders.
All stock is bar coded and precisely located. This enables Vandecasteele to run the operation with minimal staff.
 
A large fleet of company Lorries regularly covers most of mainland Europe, responding to customers' demands in the shortest lead times possible.
 
This approach to business in satisfying the changing needs of the Industry has been an on-going success. Vandecasteele is constantly assessing market demands and updating its systems accordingly. In fact it develops new systems to manage a growing business almost monthly.
 
Vandecasteele has the resources and ability to adapt to the sensitivity of the market and bridges the gap between sources of supply in Africa, Far East, South America and North America to Europe in a matter of days.  This makes the company the first choice with many Importers and merchants.
 
Utilizing its most impressive and vast stockholding of Hardwoods and Softwoods coupled with strong environmental credentials
 
(FSC©, PEFC, TLTV, VLO, VLC, OLB) and an efficient, accurate processing of customer orders make Vandecasteele Houtimport, since 1883, one of the finest in the land.
 
The attention to customer’s needs ensures Vandecasteele Houtimport will maintain its reliability of supply of consistent product, quality and service, on time.
 
The company is a proud and humble modern day family business at the forefront of the European Timber Industry.
 
Customers and suppliers are always welcome to visit Aalbeke for a tour of the premises.