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Victor Vande Vyvere and Clémence Roels are a farming couple in Meulebeke. After Victor dies in 1917, Clémence finds herself alone with their 9 children. Clémence takes the brave decision to send her 4 sons and 5 daughters to the local college and boarding school.
In 1945 the 3 brothers Gerard, Robert and Herman Vande Vyvere create Matexi, the Maatschappij tot Exploitatie van Immobiliën. They buy large tracts of agricultural land and sell it in smaller parcels to farmers who, in this way, are able to acquire their own farms.
In 1962 the 3rd generation comes on board with Gerard´s son, Christian Vande Vyvere. Robert´s son Bernard follows in 1965 and Herman´s son Philippe joins Matexi in 1973. They remained active in the company until 2002, 1990 and 2006, respectively.
In 1994, it´s the 4th generation´s turn. Gaëtan Hannecart, husband of Bénédicte Vande Vyvere, Christian´s daughter, joins the family business in 1994 and Bruno Vande Vyvere, Christian´s son, follows suit in 1996.
With 75 years of experience and know-how, we are the market leader and have the strength required to carry out the most challenging real estate projects, at home and abroad. Moreover, for over 20 years Matexi has been a pioneer and market leader in complex, inner-city redevelopment projects.