Winner for Medium-sized Enterprises Namur: Eecocur, successful takeover - Companies

Winner for Medium-sized Enterprises Namur: Eecocur, successful takeover – Companies

With the arrival of a new team at the helm, Eecocur has made strong progress since 2016, relying on the motivation of its teams and the quality of its fleet of specific machines.

Pinned last year, Eecocur (for Environnement Ecologie Curage) won first place in our table for this edition. A company specializing in hydraulic works, it was founded in 1994 by Fernand Saussu in Gelbressée. Today located in the Fernelmont economic activity park, which has many Gazelles, our winner has made good progress since its takeover in 2016 by Philippe Ruelle and his partners Marc-Antoine Boucher, Gérard Delgoffe and Robert Delmez. “Three farmer friends have invested in the company,” says Philippe Ruelle, managing director, who runs it with the help of financial director Anne Lebecque and an administrative team. Between 2016 and 2020, the added value increased from 1.5 to 4 million euros and the workforce more than doubled, now numbering around 70 people.

“After the takeover of the company, major investments of the order of several million were made in order to renew the fleet of machines and the equipment necessary for our new activities”, emphasizes Anne Lebecque. Eecocur has historically specialized in hydraulic works and the installation of gabions. Over the past five years, it has developed new activities, including roads, engineering structures, landscaping and public parks, play areas and even the biological treatment of mud. “We have, for example, worked at the Rouge-Cloître in Auderghem, where we have created a playground which has been ranked among the three most beautiful in Europe, continues Philippe Ruelle. Hydraulic works now represent 60% of our activities compared to 80% previously. This historical activity has continued to develop well and has contributed to growth, in parallel with the diversification of our businesses.”

Ecological focus

“But what makes our success above all is the quality of our employees both in the office and in the field, and the quality of our recent equipment adapted to each activity. Our fleet includes around forty cranes and we are the only on the market to have a 40 ton crane with a 24 meter long arm.” Equipment and men who were invaluable last summer when the Namur company, active throughout Wallonia as well as in Brussels, intervened in the regions hit by the floods. And if Eecocur did not wait for ecology to make headlines to take an interest in it – its name attests to this – it has decided to put even more emphasis on this issue. “We want to offer our customers ecological alternatives, such as solutions for cleaning out with treatment with chalk or bacteria”, testifies the managing director.

Pinned last year, Eecocur (for Environnement Ecologie Curage) won first place in our table for this edition. A company specializing in hydraulic works, it was founded in 1994 by Fernand Saussu in Gelbressée. Today located in the Fernelmont economic activity park, which has many Gazelles, our winner has made good progress since its takeover in 2016 by Philippe Ruelle and his partners Marc-Antoine Boucher, Gérard Delgoffe and Robert Delmez. “Three farmer friends have invested in the company,” says Philippe Ruelle, managing director, who runs it with the help of financial director Anne Lebecque and an administrative team. Between 2016 and 2020, the added value increased from 1.5 to 4 million euros and the workforce more than doubled, now numbering around 70 people. “After the takeover of the company, major investments of the order of several million were made in order to renew the fleet of machines and the equipment necessary for our new activities”, emphasizes Anne Lebecque. Eecocur has historically specialized in hydraulic works and the installation of gabions. Over the past five years, it has developed new activities, including roads, engineering structures, landscaping and public parks, play areas and even the biological treatment of mud. “We have, for example, worked at the Rouge-Cloître in Auderghem, where we have created a playground which has been ranked among the three most beautiful in Europe, continues Philippe Ruelle. Hydraulic works now represent 60% of our activities compared to 80% previously. This historical activity has continued to develop well and has contributed to growth, in parallel with the diversification of our businesses.” “But what makes our success above all is the quality of our employees both in the office and in the field, and the quality of our recent equipment adapted to each activity. Our fleet includes around forty cranes and we are the only on the market to have a 40 ton crane with a 24 meter long arm.” Equipment and men who were invaluable last summer when the Namur company, active throughout Wallonia as well as in Brussels, intervened in the regions hit by the floods. And if Eecocur did not wait for ecology to make headlines to take an interest in it – its name attests to this – it has decided to put even more emphasis on this issue. “We want to offer our customers ecological alternatives, such as solutions for cleaning out with treatment with chalk or bacteria”, testifies the managing director.

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