Celebrating a momentous birthday while concurrently highlighting the significant success achieved by a couple inspired by the flooring industry.
For this pioneer and reputable leader to celebrate the great number of years he has served in the flooring industry is a significant achievement, but to combine such a feat with a momentous 90th birthday is truly remarkable.
Roger de Clerck celebrated his 90th birthday on 27 July 2014, and to commemorate this, Belgotex Floorcoverings distributed customized T-Shirts and a letter from Stefan Colle, (Chairman) to their staff members. Canvas prints were also designed and delivered to each branch throughout the country.
He and his late wife started Ter Lembeek in 1959 in Belgium, producing furniture fabrics via home-workers. The original name changed to Beaulieu when both Roger and his late wife expanded their product portfolio into woven carpets.
During the Sixties right through to the Eighties, the Beaulieu Group expanded exponentially and as a result became a worldwide name in woven, tufted and needlepunch carpeting, primarily for residential use, with numerous production facilities in Belgium, France, England, Germany, Canada, USA, Australia and South Africa.
In the late Eighties the decision was made to split the Beaulieu Group of Companies among the six De Clerck children, who were tasked with continuing the craftsmanship and leadership attained by their parents. Roger’s youngest daughter, Anne de Clerck, along with her husband, Stephan Colle, started their venture in South Africa under the name Belgotex Carpets, and with the support of their colleagues expanded Belgotex into Belgotex International Group.
This ongoing success is as a result of the vision of Roger de Clerck and his wife in the 1960s, and today the second and third generations of De Clercks are proud to continue the business created by their parents, parents-in-law and grandparents while collaborating with their loyal colleagues worldwide. The goal has been, and always will be, to grow and satisfy their international customer base by offering superior floorcovering solutions and competitive terms and conditions.