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1978

Founded in November by Urbain Desmet

1979

Second generation joins the family business
Production starts on 1 January Mission: production of veneered panels, veneered furniture components, partition walls, doors and ceilings, etc

1980

First exports

1983

Focus on veneer as the basis for all products

1986

Foundation of Decospan Germany

1987

Foundation of Albion Panel Products Ltd. UK

1988

Construction of a new production site at Menen, Belgium

1990

Development of 'Par-ky' veneered floors

1995

Foundation of Decospan France

1997

Acquisition of Mecameubles in Hazebrouck (France), a manufacturer of wood veneer furniture components and development of 'Decoflex', flexible veneer

2000

Construction of a new production unit in France (Hazebrouck), merging the furniture component departments of Belgium and France at a single site

2001

Foundation of Decospan Ireland

2002

Foundation of Decospan Czech Republic

2005

Conference to mark the company's 25th anniversary: 'Wood veneer, our future'

2006

Foundation of the ID Centre

 

2007

Foundation of the DM Furnir Croatia department
Foundation of Decospan's holding company

2008

Launch of 'Shinnoki'

 

 

2009

Launch of 'Look a Like' and 'Character Wood'
Third generation joins the business

2011

Construction of a new quality center at Menen

2012

Launch of 'the OAK collection'

 

2013

Foundation of Decospan Croatia for the production of wood veneer panels

2014

Launch of 'Querkus'

 

2015

Launch of 'Clicwood' and opening Treehouse
Integration of Cabannes SAS located in Chevanceaux

2016

Launch of 'Nørdus'
Launch of 'Cabbani'