From a local smithy
to an international non-prime steel expert
Koddaert today is a worldwide recognized authority on non-prime steel coils, sheets, strips and other steel products in different qualities (hot rolled, cold rolled, galvanized, galvanealed,…). However, our family business started as a small forge. About 70 years ago our smithy in the city of Torhout, West-Flanders, became the foundation of Koddaert nv. Two generations later, in 1983, current director Jean-Pierre Heynderick joined the company and diversified our portfolio with second choice steel tubes.
Since then, Koddaert, headquartered in Koekelare, has expanded its activities rapidly. Over the past decades we have grown into an international specialist in non-prime and prime steel products with a strong focus on non-prime galvanized, hot and cold rolled coils and the ability to deliver +10,000MT volumes.
Do you want to get to know us better? Take a look inside our company.
The success of our company is based on 5 key values:
- Transparency: We are not a trader but buy our stock directly from the mills. We make our own prime steel profile sheets in our production facilities in Koekelare, near our headquarters. All non-prime steel products are directly stored in our custom-bounded warehouse in the Port of Antwerp. From here, we ship any order to any place in the world. That way, we have full control over the quality and can guarantee maximum traceability.
- Continuity: We have a large stock and maintain close relations with mills worldwide for a continuous supply of non-prime steel products.
- Trust: We aim for long-term partnerships with our suppliers and end-customers. We see ourselves as a dedicated solution provider they can rely on at all times.
- Sustainability: We not only invest in sustainable relationships with our partners and clients. We also care about the future of the planet. Therefore, we act in respect to the environment and, to that purpose, produce our own green energy.
- Safety: We organize our work in the safest possible way, with respect for our people and the environment.
To produce steel profile sheets of the highest quality, we operate from an ultra-modern facility in Koekelare, with top notch machines and advanced means of communication. A team of high-skilled professionals gives it a 'first class treatment’. At our warehouse in the Port of Antwerp we store all non-prime steel products, from hot rolled coils to steel beams and other secondary and third choice steel.
Team of specialists
A thriving team spirit is what drives the growth of our company on the international market. The latest software applications and technical performances ensure an adequate stock management, a perfectly smooth workflow and 100% customer service. Customers feel that focused dedication of our team of specialists.
TC De Koddaert
One of the premium tennis clubs in Belgium is located in Torhout, not far from Koddaert’s headquarters in Koekelare. The warm and welcome family atmosphere, the team spirit, the ambition to perform on a high level, the personal touch… TC De Koddaert totally reflects our company values. No wonder it’s such a good match.
For some 20 years now, Kirsten Flipkens plays on the top of her game. She has the will to win, is always up to the challenge and inspires everyone who is dreaming of fulfilling their passion. Yes, we are proud sponsor of this prime professional tennis star. Belgium’s finest!