Founding of Cordeel
19-year-old Ghislain Cordeel founds his carpentry business in Sint-Niklaas (Belgium). It marks the beginning of the Cordeel Group’s rich history.
The next generation
Ghislain Cordeel transfers leadership of the company to his sons Dirk and Marc Cordeel.
1970 - 1990
Expansion outside Belgium
Strong expansion of the Cordeel Group. The company goes international and now also serves clients outside of Belgium.
Cordeel in the Netherlands
First assignment in the Netherlands for Pakhoed (now Vopak).
1999 - 2003
Further growth in the Netherlands
Cordeel takes over Mabuwat. This gives the company a base in Zwijndrecht and Vlissingen. In 2003, the full integration of Mabuwat within the group is achieved and, in the Netherlands, Cordeel continues under the name Cordeel Nederland B.V
Design and Build
Cordeel Nederland builds the new headquarters for BP at Europoort in Rotterdam, the company's first design and build project.
Construction of new Zwijndrecht office
With the construction of a new, sustainable office with workshop in Zwijndrecht, Cordeel is ready for the future.
Real estate service department established
The real estate service department is established to organise plan-based maintenance, ad hoc maintenance work and small renovations.
Geelen Vastgoed & Bouw takeover
Cordeel acquires an interest in Geelen Vastgoed & Bouw, located in Neer (close to Roermond), a genuine family business with a history dating back 120 years. In 2017, Cordeel acquires full ownership.
First private development
Opening of the 3M office in Delft. This is the first project that Cordeel Nederland has developed on its own account.
New office in Vlissingen
Cordeel opens a new office in Vlissingen.
2008 - 2016
Cordeel continues to grow
Cordeel continues to grow during the crisis years and, thanks to a strong focus on long-term relationships, shows positive financial results every year.
New office in Terneuzen
Cordeel opens a new branch in Terneuzen and reinforces its presence in the south-western Netherlands.
Cordeel opens its new headquarters in the former dry dock of the Boelwerf shipyard in Temse, Belgium.
With a fresh outlook for the future
Cordeel is set to continue its current growth in an autonomous way. With a fresh outlook for the future, we look forward to continuing our support for both existing and new clients by helping them meet their storage, manufacturing and accommodation needs.