Supermarket and hypermarket chains, DIY stores, discounters and other large retailers are
increasingly expanding across borders. This presents challenges for suppliers including own-
brand (or private label) suppliers, who need to provide uniform stock for stores which may
be thousands of kilometres apart. As a one-stop-shop for private label cleaning equipment,
Belgian company PDC BRUSH has gained a competitive edge by rapidly adapting its business
to this new trend.
Our new warehouse is lit using the newest generation of LED lighting, combining low energy consumption with high light quality. Various detectors control the luminaires so the lighting is only activated when necessary.
This lighting benefits our employees as well as the environment.
On Friday 8 December, our machines were exceptionally shut down earlier, at 4 p.m., to celebrate the inauguration of the new warehouse. We also took advantage of the opportunity to put Ann Rouseau in the spotlight again, during a small reception. She is retiring after having worked at PDC Brush for 27 years.Read more
An initial ISO 9001 audit was conducted on August 23rd. The audit controlled whether PDC Brush works according to the new ISO 9001 norm (2015). The main changes to this norm all concern higher management. PDC successfully completed this audit, obtaining ISO 9001:2015 certification.
A water dispenser was installed in the production plant at the employees’ request. We chose to install a water fountain to reduce the environmental impact as much as possible. The fountain is supplied with filtered tap water, instead of delivered water. We also decided not to dispense plastic drinking cups. Every employee received a personalised metal water bottle instead
A new ERP version was implemented in early January.
The new warehouse is currently being built.
The company will take delivery of a new high-tech brush machine in October.
Substantial changes will be implemented in the automated warehouse this year.
The company has made investments to the tune of 2.5 million euros this year
On July 7th, employees and their families were invited to the “PDC Brush Beach” event. The atmosphere was great, with plenty of sun, delicious snacks, a barbecue and even a beach club. Go-cart races were organised in the warehouses. Several employees were even spotted on surfboards.
Everyone agreed that the party was a hit.
Have a look at the photos to get a taste of the ambience.
PDC Brush has changed the baseline in its logo to “Your Partner in Cleaning Tools”, as part of the implementation of its Customer Intimacy strategy.
PDC Brush wants to engage in a long-term relationship and partnership with its customers. Together with our customers, we develop Private Label hardware cleaning solutions, which are tailored to the customer’s specific needs and wishes, in accordance with the country where they operate.
PDC Brush received an award for most inclusive company of 2017 during a conference on sustainable and workable career policy. The award was presented in the presence of Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility.Read more
All of Flanders knows that Izegem is the city to go for brushes, but we would like to point out that we also produce brushes in Roeselare. Every year, PDC Brush sells over twenty million brushes, with customers in Russia and even as far as Australia. PDC BRUSH is currently investing 1.3 million euros in a large-scale expansion programme.Read more
From June 1st, Filip will take over at the helm from Guillaume and will be in charge of the operational management of PDC BRUSH. Filip has extensive management experience, having worked for the Belgian Balta Group and the Austrian company Kronospan.
We wish Filip the best of success.
A popular saying... and also the basic idea behind the project ‘Rotary & Toekomst’ (Rotary & Future). The project introduces primary school pupils to the activities and operations of businesses near them during interactive company visits. PDC Brush in Roeselare is one of these companies. We produce brushes.View the video
PDC Brush’s mission among others focuses on progress with a sustainable investment programme. The growth in recent years and the planned growth for the future have forced us to expand our business.
From April 3rd, we will make some drastic changes to our facilities.
We wish to create more space and work more efficiently and safer in our logistics department, which is why we are building a new 2,400-square metre building.
The building shell has been completed and the concrete floor has already been poured.
Rotary organises company visits for pupils in primary education to raise children’s awareness about the fact that technology is used throughout companies, and can be very diverse, challenging and fascinating. The idea is to stimulate interested children to choose a technical study programme. This week, PDC Brush welcomed the pupils of Sint-Amandusschool in Meulebeke.View the video
PDC is investing in Boucherie’s brand-new “Ovale” machine to increase its capacity and improve the quality of its brushes. In addition to being super-fast, this innovative machine is also very ergonomic. Those operators who have already worked with the machine have already voiced their enthusiasm.
Scheduled delivery: October 2017.
Conny started working at PDC Brush on March 1st, 2004.
Conny will be remembered as a cheerful colleague and a motivated representative of the committee for prevention and protection at work, who was always ready to help others.
Conny, you will be missed.
A local TV station made a report on pupils visiting the production facilities of PDC Brush.
Noisy and polluting stand-alone dedusting installations have been replaced by a brand new centralized industrial dedusting system.Read more