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Sidem in a nutshell

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Own production in Romania

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Our locations
sidem-hq
Gullegem, Belgium

HQ and distribution center

  • Total area 27.000 sqm
  • Built up area 12.000 sqm
  • Founded in 1933
  • Employees 50
sidem-romania
Suceava, Romania

Production plant

  • Total area 80.000 sqm
  • Built up area 32.000 sqm
  • Founded in 2001
  • Employees 280
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History

A story about evolution & innovation

Sidem is more than eighty years of experience and know-how. The no-nonsense approach of a healthy family business with the ambition of a flourishing multinational. We are the oldest brand in chassis parts and proud of it. Proud of our rich past and looking ahead to a brilliant future.

1933

Sidem, the société industrielle de décolletage et mécanique, is established in the Brussels Chamber of Commerce.

1983

Walter Verfaillie takes over Sidem in October 1983 and gives the company new energy.

1986

Thanks to the dedication and business instinct of Walter Verfaillie the small company grows into a well performing SME. Sidem relocates to its self-built warehouse in the port of Roeselare.

1991

With its first foreign production plant in Hungary, Sidem takes on an international character. Production volumes increase considerably, ensuring the growth of the company.

2001

To further increase production capacity Sidem opens a second production plant. This time in Romania, that has a strong local auto assembly industry.

2011

Sidem moves to the new, fully automated distribution center in Gullegem. The emphasis is placed on efficiency, technical expertise, innovation and environmental friendliness.

2014

Further vertical integration with the installation of our own forging facilities results in more production flexibility and reduces the time to market new references.

The story continues

Sidem embraces the future. Clear focus, smart investments and continuous improvements in our production processes allow us to maintain the highest quality standards within a flexible company…

A green world

It is impossible to imagine our society today without thinking about ecology and environmental awareness. We in SIDEM also make our contribution towards a greener world.

Applying certain very concrete measures we give tangible form to our ecological commitment:

  • Our distribution centre is equipped with solar panels producing 700 000 kWh/Year of green energy each year. This corresponds to the average annual consumption of 180 families.
  • The concrete structure and the concrete roof of our new building have a high thermal mass and a very low permeability. In combination with the superinsulating roof and the intelligent ventilation system that monitors the external temperature this gives a building with very high energy efficiency.
  • Dimmers and motion sensors between the racks and automatic sunshades in the offices ensure that substantial amounts of energy can be saved.

Besides these measures we in SIDEM are also working on a daily basis to limit the environmental impact of all our activities in a purposeful and responsible manner.