Vandersanden and Joseph Bricks join forces

On 21 August 2017, Vandersanden signed an agreement with Wim Heylen and Matthieu van den Berg, the founders of Joseph Bricks, to add Joseph Bricks to its family of Belgian companies. The Vandersanden Group is strengthening the capital structure of Joseph Bricks, taking on the operational management and worldwide sales of ECO brick slips.

The pressed facing brick slips from Joseph Bricks ideally complement the cut slips that Vandersanden already produces itself. Both sustainable brick slips are suitable for facades and wall facing.

 “We were working on implementing the production of ECO brick slips in our Spouwen factory, using a similar pressing process that we developed ourselves,” Jean-Pierre Wuytack, CEO of Vandersanden Group explains. He adds: “Instead of further expanding our own manufacturing operations in Spouwen, we soon reached an agreement to integrate Joseph Bricks into the Vandersanden Group.”

The Joseph Bricks factory in Maasmechelen is still in the start-up phase. The new technological ECO hand-moulded slip press developed by De Boer will come into service in September. So far, almost thirty colours that conform to the ‘Petersen’ Waterstruck Table Press process have been developed, giving the brick slips an authentic appearance.

From 2018, the extensive range of waterstruck and hand-moulded ECO brick slips will be distributed worldwide.

Vandersanden Group
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Joseph Bricks
www.josephbricks.com