Passionate about the business
The company was founded in 1978 by Lieven’s father Julien Vandendriesche, and initially acted as a fresh food trucking company. In 1986 the company entered the composting business, and invested heavily in transportation and recycling equipment in the 90s. Vandendriesche bought its first Komptech machine, a Crambo, in 2003. Today there are three - a Crambo 6000 and Multistar L3 and XXL star screens.
Biomass as a growth business
“At this point we're focusing more and more on biomass processing instead of composting,” says Lieven Vandendriesche. “Volumes are increasing.” His customers are intermunicipal contractors, earthmovers, and nurseries and landscapers. He, his wife Nele and ten employees serve customers in Belgium and France.
Quality is in demand
Customers’ high quality expectations are not a problem, due in no small part to the Komptech machines. “The throughput is excellent” says Vandendriesche in praise of the green machines’ performance. “They’re also very reliable, the warranty conditions are very good and Komptech’s distribution partner Pon Equipment does a great job,” he says, referring to the good relationship he enjoys with “his” Pon Equipment staffer Michael Degelin.
Day by day, Vandendriesche demonstrates his passion for his business - his working day starts at five in the morning and goes until six at night, including on Saturday and Sunday, when he makes any repairs that are necessary. He also has a big heart for the environment, and his plant has a wind turbine that makes electricity.