About Vetedy Luxembourg
Who we are and where we are going
Discover the history, the philosophy and the commitments of Vetedy, a family business present at the four corners of the world.
Vetedy in a few words
VETEDY is the creator, manufacturer and owner of the Softline & Technideck decking systems and Techniclic cladding systems.
The three systems with invisible fastening have proven their technicality, durability and precision over the years since Vetedy was founded in 1999.
Today, VETEDY is a family group with an international dimension, present troughout the world: Luxembourg, Belgium, Cameroon and Indonesia.
The beginning of the story
In 1998, the founder of Vetedy was asked by an architect to design a “garden floor” and realized that there was no decking system with hidden fasterners on the market.
At the request of the architect, a resinous wooden deck is then installed at the client’s place, all of course fixed in the traditional way with screws. Dissatisfied with the results and convinced that the term garden flooring makes sense, Vetedy was born on 20/12/1999. Many months of research and development followed in order to invent a system that would allow the deck boards to be fixed invisibly like a parquet floor.
Vetedy’s objective was twofold: to create the need for garden parquet (called decking) and to make the product as noble and durable as indoor parquet. At that time, Vetedy, composed of the first two letters of three names that are certainly not insignificant (Veronique, Terry and Dylan), simply wished to meet a local demand but very quickly, several customers convinced the founder to see further, bigger.
Vetedy’s international development
First international exhibition, first success. The idea of developing Vetedy internationally takes shape. Thanks to a lot of research, exchanges and especially the support of a person who has made Africa his passion, the idea of associating wood with the fastening system starts to make sense. It was especially important to find wood species that are naturally durable for outdoor and above all have an exceptional stability to overcome the constraints of an hidden and non-mechanical fixing.
After several conclusive tests, Vetedy decided to set up in Africa in order to control the quality of its wood supplies. In parallel, a small makeshift production workshop at the back of a carpentry shop is set up and a partnership with a plastic-composite injector is established for the production of the fastening clips. It is after long months of research, tests, doubts but above all perseverance and determination that the Softline system was patented in 2001. The promotion of a complete decking system with hidden fasteners then took off.
The pursuit of internationalization and expansion of the product range
The growing demand for Softline decking has led to the need of diversification of the supplies and, above all, an expansion of the range. Thus, Vetedy decides to establish itself in Indonesia and to build its production plant in Belgium.
A few years later, the Techniclic product, a hidden fastening system for wood cladding, the little brother of the Softline system, was born. The cladding solution is a big hit with Vetedy’s current customers.
The latest innovation is the Technideck, an intuitive aluminum decking system that has all the qualities needed to revolutionize the decking world once again.
The very beginning of the story….
It was originally a request for flooring for a garden that the idea of creating a decking system with invisible fasteners crossed the mind of entrepreneur Patrick Deumer.
Creation of Vetedy Luxembourg S.A.
Very quickly, the idea became a reality and a company was created. The historical activity of sales, installation and renovation of parquet is dissociated to create Vetedy, manufacturer of hidden fastening decking systems.
Development of Softline
After 2 years of research and long discussions with partners and customers, Softline was developed.
Registration of the Vetedy brand and official launch of Softline
The first Softline projects are finally born and the Vetedy brand is registered for international development.
Filing of the Softline patent
After only 2 years of local sales and presentation of the product to a few international prospects, the system is showing its full potential worldwide. It is then necessary to protect the concept at all costs.
Construction of the Vetedy Belgium production plant
Victim of its success, Vetedy invests in the construction of a 1900m² building, conceptualizes and implements a fully customized automated production line.
Constitution of Vetedy Cameroun
Construction of a sawing workshop in Cameroon to ensure our supplies and to ensure a strict follow-up of the routing of our wood.
Incorporation of a partnership company Vetedy Indonesia
In parallel to the investment in Africa, creation of a partnership to ensure our controlled supply of Asian wood species.
Tongue and groove system
A major advance in the world of decking with the integration of a composite tongue and groove system for a perfect joint between boards.
Extension of the Vetedy Belgium production’s site
Increase of the storage area by 2300m².
Techniclic patent registration and official launch of the product
The various vertical applications of the Softline system push us to innovate to facilitate the implementation on facades, walls and ceilings. The Techniclic cladding system is now available on the market.
Simultaneous investments in various production machines
Development of the land on 1500m² additional with the installation of a multi-blade, a new aspiration, a dryer with autonomous boiler and a planing line to be totally independent in the manufacture from A to Z.
Techniclic patent registration and official launch of the product
In order to give free rein to architects’ imaginations, Vetedy has added the spacer to the Techniclic range, a small accessory that allows them to play with the spacing between boards.
Construction of the building “Vetedy II
The success of the Vetedy products allows us to build the building named “Vetedy II”. It multiplies by two the production area.
Innovation: new packaging line for the decking
Vetedy innovates once again with the installation of an intelligent 4-axis robot surrounded by a packaging line for the creation of “parquet” type packages. This has allowed Vetedy to strengthen its position with its dealer customers thanks to the multiple advantages in terms of storage and logistics.
Research and development of the new Technideck product
Containment did not get the better of Vetedy… The entire R&D team focused on the development of a new product
Patent registration and official launch of the Technideck
Official launch of Technideck in March 2021. In all, almost 3 years passed between the idea and the official launch on the market.
To be continued…