1941

16 May: Formal establishment of  METAALCOMPAGNIE ,,BRABANT” C.V. by Marinus van Kempen and Frans van Ettro.

First MCB employee

1942

MCB moves to the Aalsterweg in Eindhoven

1945

MCB has 5 employees

1946

MCB becomes representative for Styria steel

1947

Purchase of first truck: the DT 10 DAF

1948

MCB becomes representative for BPW (axels)

1949

MCB becomes representative for Lemmerz (wheels)

1951

First edition of the MCB book

1953

MCB  12 ½ anniversary

Compagnie Métallurique BRABANT (CMB) establishment in Montegnée (Liege)

1955

MCB becomes representative for Klöckner electrodes

1956

MCB agent for Espérance Langdoz (Belgium)

1958

Office staff move to new head office on the Aalsterweg

1961

Introduction of the five-day week at MCB

Compagnie Métallurique BRABANT (CMB) moves to Ans (Belgium)

1966

MCB 25th anniversary

1969

Purchase of site Valkenswaard

Introduction of pension scheme

1971

The first five stock halls in Valkenswaard taken into service

1972

First works council appointed

1974

The second series of stock halls taken into service

1976

MCB 35th anniversary

1977

The third series of stock halls taken into service

1980

New service: MCB Service, the precursor of the Steel Service Center (SSC)

1981

The first decoiler arrives

MCB 40th anniversary

1982

The first slitter operational

Compagnie Métallurique BRABANT (CMB) moves to Awans (Belgium)

MCB opts for Emcebis (ERP)

1984

Founder Frans van Ettro (74) dies

Founder Marinus van Kempen (82) dies

1985

Start of Brabant Stahlhandel GmbH in Dormagen (Germany)

First pile driven for new office building in Valkenswaard

1987

MCB moves definitively to Valkenswaard

1989

Delivery of the 40,000th roll of band steel

Sales exceed half a billion guilders

1991

The 50,000th coil goes on the decoiler

MCB 50th anniversary

MCB takes over Hamel Metaal

Kubra Kunststoffen established

1995

The 100,000th coil is delivered

1996

Jan van Kempen (son of founder) leaves employment

Staalmarkt Nederland B.V. is established

1998

Piet van Kempen (son of founder) leaves employment

MCB sales exceed 1 billion guilders

Purchase of StrukturMetall in Germany

2000

Hub van Ettro (son of founder) leaves employment

2001

Activities in ‘Precision’ terminated

2003

MCB acquires 50% interest in Metaveld

250,000th coil in Service Center

2004

 MCB Czech Republic established

2005

Building of the Centrum Productie Bewerkingen (CPB) [Centre for product processing]

MCB takes over Metaveld

MCB Deutschland 20th anniversary

2006

Establishment of MCB Hungaria and MCB Central Europe

MCB 65th anniversary

StrukturMEtall new building

MCB Polska established

2007

Initiation of the IRIS project, a new information system for the MCB Group

2008

MCB Group takes over Testas and TS Métaux

2009

MCB Group halts its activities in Central Europe

Metaveld is sold

VALX is established

Metal2 is established

2010

400,000th coil unloaded in the Steel Service Center

Introduction of VALX axels at Valkenburg airfield

2012

Implementation of SAP at MCB Nederland

2013

Testas 20th anniversary

The MCB Group e-campus opens

2014

Head office Staalmarkt Nederland moves to Valkenswaard

2016

Entry of 1,000,000th order in SAP

MCB 75th anniversary

Hamel 80th anniversary

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