varo About us
Varo is an expert with more than 60 years of experience in the worldwide distribution of do-it-yourself material. The company offers a large range of power tools, garden tools, hand tools and accessories known by the name of its house brands Varo, Powerplus and Kreator or private labels.
The packaging and POS-material are produced in-house and an experienced team of merchandisers presents the products to the clients. Varo's professional service is translated in warranty periods up to 3 years and its own after-sales department. Furthermore specialized technicians monitor the severe quality control of all products. In that way Varo offers you the best value for your money.
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 company is now an important distributor of DIY equipment and trades European-made products and a couple of private labels from 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 has a gigantic storage area, modern offices and a welcoming showroom.
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.
In 2012, Varo opens a new office in Australia to also guarantee the presence of our brands in this region. From Australia, we work together closely with our suppliers and offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Today Varo is known as one of Europe's leading companies in worldwide distribution of hand tools, power tools and garden equipment.
The continuous search for competent suppliers results in a wide range of powertools and garden equipment, with best value for money.
Varo can count on its in-house graphics team and own digital photography studio to create all product labels and packaging, manuals, etc in a fast and professional manner.
Our sales team makes every effort to maintain a long-term relationship with each client and to maximize mutual benefit. You can count on all the necessary sales support.
Over 40.000 pallets are permanently kept in stock in our large distribution centre which covers 21.000 m2. This reserve provides the required flexibility and guarantees continuous availability and rapid national and international deliveries.
Service is of the utmost importance, which is why Varo has developed an excellent after-sales department and technical support.
Take a look behind the scenes:
Not only is close-knit, family-owned Varo close to its own employees, it also has a place in its heart for society. That is why every year we support many events, associations and schools which dedicate themselves to their fellow humans and to the environment.
Powerplus is proud to sponsor quad racer Bjorn Kik. Together with his GTINO Racing Team, he takes part in games around Belgium and the Netherlands, where he regularly reaches the podium. Each year he even holds the better results of the best pilots in the world at the European contest. He thus belongs correctly to the top of the Belgian championship!Visit Facebook Page
Hubo Limburg United
Powerplus sponsors basketball player Jordan Heath, who plays for the top-tier team Hubo Limburg United. This American certainly does stand out — at 2m10, he is tallest player on the team. Let’s go United, let’s go!Visit website
A delicate balancing act on the rings, a double somersault with a twist, … The young gymnasts from Gymplus give 100% every time they perform. Powerplus has helped and sponsored Gymplus since its creation in 2008.Visit website
Powerplus supports local running events, such as ‘Natuurlopen van Lier’ and ‘Boechout Loopt’. At a variety of distances, beginning runners, children, … all the way up to the more fanatic marathon runners put their best feet forward.Visit website
Abarth Works Museum
The largest collection of Abarth rally cars in the world. You can find them at the Abarth Works Museum in Lier. The Powerplus logo adorns many of these cars, which still to this day participate in rallies.Visit website
Varo donated several hoists and a forage cutter from Powerplus to the elephant rescue centre Elephant Haven in France. Who would have thought that you could also use our tools to care for elephants?Visit website
Varo donated a large quantity of electric tools to the Damiaaninstituut in Aarschot. These tools come in handy during the students' annual immersion trip to Gambia, where they work on a local kindergarten.Watch video
Varo has been at your service for over 50 years. We consider a professional service of the utmost importance, which is why we react quickly and accurately to the latest market developments and our clients wishes.
Up to 4 years warranty
All Powerplus tools have a 2-year quality guarantee, but for the yellow Powerplus X line you can enjoy a 3-year warranty. Get even 4 years warranty when buying tools from the green PRO range. (only valid in Belgium and the Netherlands) You
can maximise the run time of our Powerplus lighting tools, thanks to a 2-year guarantee and even 10 year guarantee on the Wocta assortment. More information about our warranty conditions.
Nevertheless, if a problem occurs with one of the electrical tools, a technical team is at your service to care for all necessary repair work. Varo has all the necessary materials and spare parts at its disposal for in-house repair work.
To stimulate the introduction of new products Varo provides its clients with its own displays, posters and presentation materials. Point of sales material, catalogues, website and all the packaging are designed in-house by our graphics department.
A merchandising team visits our client's showrooms on a regular basis. This team is responsible for installing new product concepts, guaranteeing that Varo products are presented exquisitely and ensuring the showrooms always look attractive. They are also active at various international fairs.