Arcomet or “Ateliers de Constructions Métallurgiques” was founded by Karel Theyskens.
Design & construction of VK19, the first gantry crane.
Start of service department and rental fleet, long-term vision becomes clear.
Opening of rental branches in Berlin, Germany and Den Bosch, Netherlands.
Acquisition of Lafont & Cie, a rental company in Montpellier, South of France. Acquisition of BKL GmbH, a rental company in Cologne, Germany. Opening of a rental joint venture (50-50) in Italy.
Opening of rental joint venture (50-50) in the UK. Opening of rental joint venture (50-50) in the US.
Preparing branches for further growth. Further growth of safety oriented services within the group by creating a fully equipped “quality centre”. Arcomet orders a first batch of 230 new Potain tower cranes. Arcomet opens a new branch in Toulon, France and Arcomet Tower Cranes in London, UK. Arcomet starts up Midland Cranes in London, UK.
Arcomet doubles its fleet of cranes in the US to 100 cranes.
Opening of branches in Romania, Scandinavia.
Start up of Arcomet Asia in Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Fine tuning of logistical centres for further optimalization of service.