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ABOUT US

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VALUE
DRIVEN
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AMBITIOUS
FAMILY
COMPANY

A BIT OF HISTORY
The Potteau family founded their joinery company in 1890, which marked the beginning of a flourishing family business.
"Gérard Potteau & Zonen" formed the real beginning of POTTEAU Labo. During the challenging 1960s, the company developed into a small-scale joinery employing 12 people, which gradually specialised in laboratory furniture.
60 years later, POTTEAU Labo has become one of the largest joinery companies in Belgium, employing 180 people. Our firm works for laboratories and museums, and in public spaces, hotels and health care. We also specialise in technical doors.
  • 2018
    Confirmation of VCA**2008/5.1 & ISO 9001:2015 certification
  • 2017
    Large investment in machinery for METAL-PROCESSING department
  • 2013
    VANDEVELDE DESIGN award for our Chromosome laboratory furniture
  • 2012
    AUTOMATION of the WOOD-PROCESSING department
  • 2010
    Large investment in machinery for WOOD-PROCESSING department
  • 2009
    Installation of + 6000m² or 1200 SOLAR PANELS (25% of our consumption)
  • 2008
    Securing ISO 9001 & VCA**
  • 1996
    Furnishing luxury HOTELS
  • 1985
    Production of scenographic furniture for MUSEUMS
  • 1977
    De Coene

    In 1977, the furniture manufacturer
    "NV Kortrijksche Kunstwerkstede Gebrs. De Coene” was acquired.
    This firm was split into two companies:

    one specialised in manufacturing technical interior doors.

    The other specialised in manufacturing office furniture/in varnishing & lacquering.

  • 1975

    Establishment of MECOP (MEtaalCOnstructie Potteau).
    MECOP specialises mainly in the manufacture of metal door frames and burglar-proof door units.

  • 1972
    RESUMPTION of business activities
  • 1971
    FIRE causing significant damage
  • 1970
    Major projects
    in the HEALTH CARE SECTOR
  • 1968
    Economic GROWTH
  • 1955
    Development of
    LABORATORY FURNITURE
  • 1890
    ESTABLISHMENT of the first joinery business by the Potteau family