Initially, the company of Pottery Van der Cruyssen-Janssen was located in Melle, where exclusively terracotta pots were produced for the horticulture sector in Belgium.
Due to the growing use of plastic pots, multiple models and shapes were developed, as well as a bigger focus on export. So the company was able to survive as the sole Belgian producer.
As the company grew, we opted for a relocation to an industrial site, this alongside the already acquired clay guarry in Maldegem-Kleit.
A completely new production line was launched, in accordance with the most modern technologies, attuned to innovative products used in several European countries and thus VDC Ceramics Factory was born.
As a producer of a natural product, we put a particular emphasis on having a responsible relationship with our environment.
Since we are located on our clay quarry, no extra transportation is required.
Production-waste gets recycled during the production process and the drying rooms are heated via a process that recuperates the heat from the baking process, using the purest energy power, natural gas.
In addition, we have our own solar panel installation, providing us with green energy.