Cordeel has a 50% shareholding in Geelen Vastgoed & Bouw in Neer (Roermond, the Netherlands) by mid-2013. A true family business with a rich history, it celebrated its 120 year jubilee in 2013. This shareholding is the first step towards a phased acquisition. This expansion means Cordeel can serve the entire Dutch market. Our expertise complements one another and in both companies the customer is the key focus.

Cordeel wants to continue growing in the Netherlands in an autonomous way. With a fresh approach to the future, we will continue to support current and new business relations [customers] in their storage, production and housing challenges. 


Cordeel expands its maintenance department in the Netherlands by establishing a separate department for planned maintenance operations, ad hoc maintenance work and small renovations — the department Property [Maintenance] Service. A turnover level of €85 million was reached as a result of continuous growth.


Cordeel in the Netherlands becomes proactive in sustainability and social engagement [commitment]. Thanks to a new office in Zwijndrecht with adjoining workshop, Cordeel is ready for the future.

More than 100 employees work at Cordeel in the Netherlands supported by their own production facilities and engineering teams. We not only realise projects in the Netherlands, we are also active in various countries in Western and Eastern Europe.


The incorporation of Mabuwat within the Group is a fact and Cordeel continues its activities under the name Cordeel in the Netherlands [Cordeel Nederland BV?] (Cordeel BV ceases to exist). Zwijndrecht is now the headquarters and Flushing the branch office in charge of projects in Zeeland. 


In order to structure the company’s continuous growth in the Netherlands, Cordeel acquires Mabuwat in 1999 and operations in Zwijndrecht and Flushing. In the first years after its acquisition, the company continued to operate under the name Mabuwat.


Having expanded rapidly in the 1970s and 1980s, the Group Cordeel realises construction projects in the Netherlands as of the second half of the 1980s. Cordeel BV is established with a head office nearby Rotterdam.


The sons of Ghislain Cordeel, Dirk en Marc Cordeel, take over the management of the company.


Mr Ghislain Cordeel founds the construction company Cordeel in Sint-Niklaas (Belgium). The beginning of the Group Cordeel’s rich history.