In 1960, the Vermandere family founded a workshop, where, among other things, the plows of farms in the area were repaired.

When at one point a local monastery was looking for a stainless steel extractor hood, they turned to the craft of the Vermandere family, and that was the starting point of the most important business unit, namely the production of tailor-made extractor hoods.

In 1995, when no further expansions were possible on the existing site in Heule, the company moved to its current location in Gullegem. In the meantime, in addition to extractor hoods, the production of custom stainless steel furniture and floor channels have also been added to the range.

After three generations of Vermandere at the helm, Karel Lafosse and Benjamin Vandorpe took over the company on January 1, 2019, and combined it with their other company Lafosse, which was started by Karel's father Paul Lafosse in 1979, and specialises in the creation and installation of professional kitchens. For some of the resalisations, visit 

In 2020 the company started producing desinfection columns ans sanitizer stations under the brandname HandsHero, to emphasize the international scope.

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