Vande Moortel Brickworks was established in 1864 in the Scheldt Valley
in Oudenaarde. Today it is more active than ever at the same location. Guided by the Vande Moortel family, the company has grown to become an important manufacturer at the top line of facing bricks and is the Belgian market leader in clay pavers.
By maintaining this family spirit, Vande Moortel Brickworks is still an accessible company. This openness at every level ensures an extremely customer-oriented organization for private individuals and professionals.
Throughout its long history, Vande Moortel Brickworks has always integrated the latest technologies. It was one of the first manufacturers to launch ecological formats at 7 cm on a large scale, and was the first European manufacturer to produce Class A and A+ moulded bricks. By acting proactively as a manufacturer, Vande Moortel still meets the needs of the current market.
The bricks produced in Oudenaarde still meet the highest quality standards. The bricks typically score above Belgian standards, which are among the strictest in the world. For instance, the clay pavers have an extremely low level of water absorption and the facing bricks have a very high compressive strength.
Capacity and Markets
In addition to quality, Vande Moortel has also heavily invested in capacity. The brick plant currently produces 85,000,000 bricks annually. A portion of these are destined for export to neighbouring countries and markets such as Austria, Switzerland, Japan, the Czech Republic, Russia and America.