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Vic Van Rompuy starts a wholesale hardware business, known as VARO, in Mortsel, near Antwerp.
VARO enjoys continuous growth and when daughter Let Van Rompuy joins the team, the development of the company continues: the storage area is expanded and the offices are modernised.
The company is now an important distributor of DIY equipment and trades European-made products and a couple of private labels form the growing Asian manufacturing market.
Grandson Jeroen Nys takes over the company.
VARO now focuses strongly on the ever-growing Chinese and Taiwanese manufacturing markets. New markets are being targeted and the company takes an enormous leap forward.
Our sister company Varo Iberica Bricolage is set up to develop our brand and presence in Spain and Portugal.
To support the distribution outside Europe, Varo opens a new Sales and trading department in Hong Kong.
Move to the new industrial estate in Lier, VARO's base of operations.
The location is foreseen of a gigantic storage area, modern offices and a welcoming showroom.
end 2006
Varo opens a new office in Shanghai, from where we can closely monitor the Chinese production market.
A specialized team takes cares of the quality control (QA/CQ) of our products and verifies the production of packagings.
Today Varo is known as one of Europe's leading companies in worldwide distribution of hand tools, power tools and garden equipment.
Copyright 2011 VARO - Vic Van Rompuy nv