Metavan was founded in 1958 and has been situated in Wielsbeke since 2008. For years, the company was led by Francis Vanhaelewyn, who leveraged his experience in the metal sector to manufacture custom industrial reels.
Metavan evolved into a global player, known for its smooth organisation and direct communication. Consequently, the customer's personal approach takes centre stage: each reel is tailor-made and manufactured in accordance with the customer’s company-specific requirements. The customer decides what they need and when they need it - Metavan takes care of the right solution at a competitive price.
Due to sophisticated investments in the machinery, the company is ready for the future - a fact ensured by GT Invest’s acquisition of Metavan in 2020.
Corporate social responsibility means something at Metavan - something clearly reflected in the metal reel as a product, a rugged and sustainable item that is easy to rework and can be repaired and recycled more than once.
In addition, Metavan focuses on innovation in the machinery, maximising both manufacturing efficiency and the quality of the finished reels. For instance, our powder coating installation is our preferred – provided circumstances allow - sustainable alternative to liquid varnish.
Finally, we focus on safety and ergonomics in the workplace as well, evidenced by the installation of, amongst other things, an automatic hoisting system and a central exhaust system for welding fumes.
In March 2020, our customer-oriented approach and focus on quality earned Metavan ISO 9001-2015 certification. As a result, the sale, production, repair and delivery of our industrial metal reels are now recognised by SGS Belgium. Joining forces with Metavan therefore means opting not only for a flexible partner, but also for a certified manufacturer.
Metavan relies on a loyal and experienced team of professionals - a team where each and every member values high quality and flexible service.
You can count on us to rapidly manufacture your high-quality metal reels, fully tailored to all your needs and wishes.