Wellington boot manufacturer Bekina is investing in a new head office building adjacent to their factory in Flanders.
Like the Bekina manufacturing plant these offices will feature the latest proven technologies and bring all employees of the Vanderbeke Group into this landscaped complex.
A purpose built office became essential as demand for their range of ‘built to last’ boots, including the Steplite X, continued to grow across Europe and as far afield as Canada, the USA, Latin America and New Zealand. Closer to home the demand from British farmers for Bekina boots has exceeded all expectations.
Founded 50 years ago by village shoe makers Denis and Donaat Vanderbeke, who supplied hand crafted boots to their farming neighbours, Bekina remains a family firm led by Georges Vanderbeke and son Thomas.
Remaining firmly rooted in the flat farmland of Flanders the firm moved to using polyurethane 20 years ago and developed wellington boots that are 40% lighter than rubber or PVC Wellingtons yet can last three times longer.
With many farm tasks require wellie wear in hot and cold conditions alike the air-foamed structure of polyurethane keeps feet warm in winter yet cool in summer.
Source: newsroom - meattradenewsdaily.co.uk
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