Who and what is the Bijnen Meubel Group?


Family Van de Voorde


In 1928 Father Louis Van de Voorde started a wooden shoe production company in Clinge with five employees. The business flourished. When Father Louis van de Voorde shortly after the war died at the early age of 47, eldest son George continued the company, along with mother Mathilde and employees. In the 50’s, most people exchanged their clogs for shoes, but George van de Voorde could go on manufacturing wooden shoes until 1968. Not clogs to wear, but wooden shoes as a souvenir. Besides the wooden shoes they shifted to health sandals and clogs later. Etienne, the youngest brother of George, came to work in the company in the late 60s and his attempts of manufacturing  a magazine rack appeared to be a legitimate prediction. This was the beginning of " Van de Voorde Meubelindustrie  from Hulst".



Frans Bijnen


Mr. Frans Bijnen (2013 †) founded the company Frans Bijnen Meubelen (FBM) in 1974 in Veldhoven. He specialized in the wholesale of traditional small furniture. Over the years, the company developed into an all-round supplier of various furniture styles and products.


Mr. Bijnen decided to stop with FBM in 1996. At that moment Van de Voorde Meubelindustrie, which was one of the suppliers of FBM from the mid 70’s, took over the company.



In 2000 the company Frans Bijnen Meubelen moved from Veldhoven to the parent company in Hulst. On the new business park in Hulst a completely new plant with warehouses was built on an a  30,000 m2 site, of which 16,000m2 built. This move arranged a short connection between the warehouse  and the furniture production.




With all collection brands together there is a large collection of over 60 furniture ranges including cabinets, coffee tables, dining tables, dining chairs, sofas, chairs, coat racks, bed frames etc. etc. in various styles from modern to romantic and at divergent price levels. These standard collections are partly supplied from stock within 2 weeks and some are customer made manufactured. Whether it's a small series or a huge project, luxury furniture or a vandal-proof, at the Bijnen Meubel Group, the customer is important and every order is perfectly realized.

In addition to standard programs, there is also the possibility of production of "customized mass production" for third parties. Ask us about the options possible.