Stevens & C° has a long tradition in softwoods
Based in the port of Antwerp, Stevens & C° is a family owned company with a long history dating back to 1936. Today the third and fourth generation are in charge. Nevertheless our focus remains softwoods, but with attention for product innovation and the environment.
The company "Etablissementen Stevens & Co" is located in the heart of the portof Antwerpsince 1936.
With our offices inAntwerp’s city centre and our storage warehouses located centrally in the port (on the right bank of the historic Albert Dock) we offer our customers a rapid, high-quality transport solution.
For over 80 years, Stevens & C° is specialised in the import of softwood. This specialisation is a limitation we have consciously placed on ourselves. When you buy from Stevens & C° you know we have a thorough knowledge of the material. It also allows us to keep a wide range in stock, thus providing our customers an optimal service.
Through our specialisation in softwood, we are one of the few companies that still grades wood by hand.
For over a hundred years, the name Stevens has been associated with lumber. Cyriel Stevens Sr. was already active in the sector at the end of the 19th century, importing wood via Terneuzen. His son, Jan Stevens Sr. earned his spurs in the business at theAntwerpwood importer De Brouckère and established Houtimport Stevens in 1936. Before the war, the first warehouse was built alongside the Scheldekaaien wharves opposite the former dry docks. After the war, more warehouses were constructed, which were still used until a few years ago.
In 1946, Cyriel Stevens started a third generation. His brother, Joseph Stevens, joined him in 1950. During the post-war reconstruction years, the firm expanded its activities. In addition to Scandinavian and American softwood, after the war Stevens & C° also tapped Canadian and Russian wood sources. Since then, our offices have been based inAntwerp’s city centre, a stone’s throw from the cathedral.
In 1972, Cyriel Stevens’ daughter, Monique Stevens, joined the company and her brother, Jan, the current manager, in 1975. The family tradition is being continued by Jan’s daughter, Ann Stevens.
Our customers are mainly wholesalers and importers in Belgium and abroad.
Stevens focuses on traditional softwoods as well as more innovative products such as thermowood. We want to offer a good and ecological alternative for tropical hardwoods, which is why we started distributing thermowood over 10 years ago. As one of the most renowned distributors in Belgium we have over 12 thermally modified species in stock and this rough sawn and planed to over 40 profiles. Furthermore, we are able to offer all these species and models finished with oil, paint or fire-retardant. We want to offer our customer a full service approach. More information on thermowood can be found on our website www.THERMenCO.be.
Stevens is a distributor of Steico on the Belgian market, which allows us to offer the full spectrum of products needed for timber frame construction. We offer insulation products, I beams and LVL.
Western Red Cedar
One of the most important softwoods that we offer is western Red Cedar which we sell all over Europe. We have over 45 sizes available up to 410 x 460mm.
The list of available species consists: pine and spruce, western red cedar, canadian douglas fir or oregon pine, larch, southern yellow pine, hemlock, spruce pine fir, european douglas fir, pitch pine. Next to softwood we also offer ipe, tulipwood and oak panels.
Jan Stevens - Owner
Ann Stevens - Owner
Benjamin Meulyzer - Director Purchase and Sales
Dirk Van Luyten - Finance Mgr
Ingrid Van Biervliet - Logistic Mgr
Steven Goossens - Sales East- and West-Flanders, Brussels
Noortje Van Bergen - Sales Antwerp - Limburg
Bart Malisart - Chief Logistician
Jos Reynders - Logistician