The Group

Van Marcke is a Belgian, family-owned Group of Companies


Founded by Raymond Van Marcke in 1929, the Group is currently run by his granddaughter, Caroline Van Marcke, who was appointed CEO in 2012. Today the Group employs over 1,200 staff and has grown to become the market leader in Belgium in the specialised distribution of central heating and sanitary ware and the one of the largest suppliers in wholesale plumbing, heating and sanitary ware in Europe.

Over the last 85 years, the Van Marcke Group has expanded considerably through acquisitions, with new stores opened in Europe and the U.S. In fact there are currently 142 stores operating in 5 countries. A key to the Group’s success is the creation of lifelong working partnerships with installers, manufacturers, consumers, private builders and renovators, professional builders, architects and engineering firms.

The Group also has interests in manufacturing that include laboratory furniture and sanitary ware, as well as in packaging and transportation.