Our B.I.G. story

Since our founding in 1959, we have continuously built on our future.

True to our roots as a family business, our employees, innovation and sustainability are at the heart of our activities.

Our purpose

Shaping sustainable living, together

People's living choices heavily impact the world around us and we want to make sure they have enough sustainable options to choose from. Even more, we want to make the sustainable choice the easy choice. This purpose will help us to maintain focus going forward and will be the glue to unify our international teams.

Our mission

Enhancing how every generation lives and works

As a global family business, Beaulieu International Group develops and co-creates - in an innovative, entrepreneurial and sustainable way - flooring and material solutions to enhance the quality of living and working for every generation.

Our history

To trace B.I.G.’s origins, we have to go to back 1959, when we diversified our business from flax cultivation into textiles.

The company has experienced solid expansion in the last decade, driven by autonomous growth and a number of strategic acquisitions.

More than 60 years later, we are a seasoned, privately-owned industrial group and a global top 5 player in flooring and material solutions.

Today, B.I.G. is headquartered in Belgium and employs over 4.700 people worldwide. We have production sites in 17 countries across Eurasia, America and Oceania and serve customers in 150 countries

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The beginning

1959

Roger De Clerck founded Ter Lembeek in Wielsbeke.
The company manufactures upholstery fabrics
in the beginning often produced by home weavers.

The name

1964

The name "Beaulieu" is born during a visit to an exhibition at Ayre-sur-Lys in northern France. An exhibition about the Lys, the river in which flax is rotted. The Leie flows out of the town through the famous "Beaulieu" gate, thus establishing a link with the region's glorious flax past.

Oscar of the Export

1982

Roger De Clerck received the "Oscar for the export industry" from the hands of the then His Royal Highness Prince Albert, Deputy Prime Minister Willy De Clerck and State Secretary André Kempinaire.

Division of the business

1991

Roger De Clerck and his 6 children divide the enterprise in 6 smaller groups.

Becoming one Group

2005

4 of the groups reunite as Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.)

Internationalisation

2012-2018

The company has experienced solid expansion in the last decade, driven by autonomous growth and a number of strategic acquisitions.

HQ at Waregem

2020

Beaulieu International Group's headquarters are in Waregem, Belgium. In 2020, the company moved its international headquarters to a new office complex overlooking the E17 highway intersection with Waregem.

Third Generation

2021

With Caroline De Clerck becoming a Board member, the third generation is at the helm of Beaulieu International Group.

Our people

"A small company mentality with the benefits of a big group. That’s a win-win!"

Elini Buyssche
Supply Chain Manager - Berry Yarns (Komen - Belgium)

"You sign up for an open, no-nonsense culture, where everyone is included."

Joost Cabbeke
Operator - BerryAlloc (Wielsbeke - Belgium)

"What I like most? The opportunity to develop knowledge and share experiences in an informal and unpressured environment."

Claude Deman
Health and Safety Advisor - Beauflor (Wielsbeke - Belgium)

The I in B.I.G.

Sustainability

Our organisation