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Our History

THE HISTORY OF A STEADY DEVELOPMENT

Antwerp 1926. The Van Aerden workshop started manufacturing tools for strapping different types of wooden crates. The distribution onto the Belgium-Luxembourg market was ensured by the company Cerclindus, founded in 1935. The aftermath of the war and the trends in packaging allowed this company to make great technological advances: it invented several packaging and marking systems and has been commercializing pneumatic fastening tools since 1956.

A CONSTANT EXPANSION
The eighties were marked by an exceptional growth of Cerclindus, due to the successive buy-outs of companies specialized in packaging, industrial and DIY fastening. In 1986 it bought notably the French company Sofragraf and its subsidiaries. The Van Aerden Group was born. This long and rich experience has enabled the Group to build up its financial solidity and to take a privileged position on the European packaging and fastening markets.

RESPONSIVE TO THE MARKET
Since its formation, the Van Aerden Group has remained with a policy based on an observant response to the market's demands. Along this line, it combines a capacity for innovation with strict management. As a service towards the customer, the closely cooperating marketing, research and production departments subscribe to an expertise approach and a continuous improvement. This policy is a perfect match for the Group's ambition of constant growth and gives it the necessary means for conquering new international markets.

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