AVT Europe NV is a close team of about 100 technically trained people ready at the daily servies of our clients.
The seat and also current location is situated in the north of Antwerp (Essen). AVT Europe NV has developed a very flexible way of working, literally tailor made according to the costumer's needs, by executing projects for small local enterprises as for large wordwide multinationals.
NV tries with a flat corporate structure to further assist its clients in an
efficient and flexible manner. Since June 2018, AVT Europe became part of the
Vinci Energies network. The network structure of VINCI Energies will enable AVT
to accelerate growth ambitions both in Belgium and abroad.
Energies handles a decentralized policy, AVT Europe will continue to operate as
an independent business unit with a flexible and customer orientated approach.
management team exists of:
Luc VAN THILLO, managing director AVT & Cluster Manager
Maarten VAN LOOVEREN, managing director AVT & Business Unit Manager Vinci Energies.
From past to present...
In 2001 Luc Van Thillo founded AVT, or literally Automation Van Thillo. The company, with industrial automation as core activity, was located in Essen in the North of Antwerp.
The company grew significantly and small projects
became larger projects. Extra manpower was needed and the first employee was
To secure growth in the Dutch market, a new
branch at Roosendaal (The Netherlands) was set up. Furthermore, due to a
constant increase in projects and customers, the current location became too
small. AVT moves to larger premises.
important milestone in the company’s history is the acquistion of ITS AeroGo
Europe. This company was specialized in the production of hightech internal
transportsystems for heavy load handling.
The acquisition of ITS AeroGo Europe led to an
increase in activities. Again, the search for larger business premises was
initiated. In 2011 the management of AVT saw an opportunity in taking over
A²BT, a company specialized in robotics for the cardboard industry.
ITS AeroGo Europe was renamed to AVT Europe.
In order to respond the increasing demand from
China, a sales office was opened in Beijing.
In cooperation with a German partner, the joint
venture AVT Germany was founded. Moreover, AVT Europe NV took over the company Armelec
NV along with its staff, suppliers and customers. Armelec NV operates as a
sister company of AVT Europe and specializes in everything that encompasses
industrial electrical works such as the design, installation and commissioning
of medium voltage cubicles or high voltage units and the installation and
maintenance of electricity in large companies. In 2016 the company was renamed
The amount of projects kept on increasing.
Another expansion of the business premises was needed. The existing premises
were expanded by the construction of new offices and a new assembly & test
In 2017 AVT Europe acquired Contromon Solutions. This
company was specialized in measurement and analysis tools for industrial
processes. Besides the acquisition of Contromon Solutions, a sales
office in France opened. The sales office is located in the North of France and
was opened in order to optimize the service for our French customers.
Since June 2018 AVT Europe became part of the
network of Vinci Energies. The network structure of VINCI Energies will enable AVT
to accelerate growth ambitions both in Belgium and abroad. AVT Europe will continue to operate as an independent business unit with a flexible and customer-oriented approach.
The AVT group has grown significantly since the
foundation in 2001. The ambition to continue this growth trend remains strong.
In 2019 AVT Europe will further internationalize by establishing a new branch
office in the USA.
"Vision, ambition, objectives 2019":