70 jaar rijke geschiedenis
Jozef Quackels, who still runs the company today, started almost 70 years ago after the end of the second World War.
“Even when I was younger, I was fascinated by the idea of building houses. I was constantly sketching designs. By coincidence I was giving the opportunity to help building a house from fundaments to roofing. The realization and completion of this project was fascinating to me. I could easily understand this project and everything seemed very logical to me.”
“Through years of experience, the development of our products is more reliable but I still seek to improve and grow continuously.”
Come to Canada
During the offensive around Antwerp, Jozef Quackels met Canadian soldiers who invited him to Canada. “Come to Canada Joe!”
An old friend expressed his astonishment about the production systems through a letter to the company. The old Egyptians build their structures stone by stone. After thousands of years, most building are still made the same way, stone by stone, brick by brick. In the production process of our houses, there is no need for a troffel, ruler or plumb. Thanks to our high technology, we can built a house in 1 day.
1990 – First German approval
Prins Filip congratulates Jozef Quackels with the export to Germany.
1988 – Presidential candidate
Governor Michael Dukakis, presidential candidate in the USA in 988 and opponent of George Bush sr., welcomes Jozef Quackels at the State House of Massachusetts.
1980 – wooden castles
Manufactured with outstanding craftmanship, these wooden castles were constructed in an industrial way and built to endure extreme colds (even long before the current energy policy).
1970 – The Ardennes and beyond
New markets were explored with great success. Daily, wooden houses found their way to the Ardennes and beyond
Our records also show assemblies in Chamonix with the Mont Blanc in the background and Jozef Quackels on the roof.
1960 - Givet
Evolution of a company.
1949 – Postwar reconstruction
After the postwar reconstruction and the expansion of the Port of Antwerp, Jos Quackels introduces his revolutionary and fast building method to international concerns.
“I was very fascinated by the methods of Taylor and Henry Ford. In our Company, we strive to organize the production process in the same way. In the last 100 years, the manufacturing time of a car has significantly decreased whereas the quality has only improved. This is one of the leading ideas of Quackels Homes.”
The former BRT (Belgian Radio and Television) also relied on the new construction methods of Quackels.
“Continuously searching for new methods is essential. This is what keeps me active. Progress is not possible without any thought. We strive to be one step ahead in the technology we use, which can result in a sound and sustainable product.”