Manexco in Numbers

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40 people
in the team

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+ 650 000 pairs of shoes
sold per year

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15.7 million
in turnover

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Our next step
is International Development

Our Story

Our Story

Following his passion and love for shoes, Jacques Maniet created Manexco in 1961, already being the 3rd generation of his family working in the footwear industry. The company started as an importer of Italian brands. At that time, Mr Maniet was one of the first to drive to Italy in his Coccinelle car, travelling through the country and discovering Italian factories. His sense of contact and interest in people eventually led him to surround himself with talented stylists and relevant factories, so, therefore created his own line of shoes that brought him great success.

The identity and strong image of the distributed brands undoubtedly guided the company in its development choices. With this in mind, Jacques Maniet went in 1994 in the adventure of the famous American brand Hush Puppies by getting the license for Belgium and Luxembourg. Manexco therefore ensured the creation and brand marketing on the Belgian market for the brand. Hush Puppies quickly grew and increased sales from 5,000 to 450,000 pairs of shoes sold per year.

Without hesitation, in 2011 Arnaud Vanderplancke, Jacques Maniet’s grandson stepped into the company. He also was raised around the shoes’ business from an early age and immediately took his bearings and ensured a prosperous future for Manexco. Since his arrival in the company, Arnaud has proved that he was able to fly on his own by creating a young and offbeat brand, complementing the collections developed by his grandfather. This is how the shoe brand Sweet Lemon was created in 2012.

The expertise of Manexco is now varied from design and production to distribution of shoes, either for its own brands,  licensed brands or for developping existing brands. Manexco also relies on another of its main activities which is distributing brands as an agent.

Today Manexco has a team of 40 people, sells 650 thousand pairs of shoes per year and has a turnover of more than 15.7 million euros. The next step for the company is to develop its activities abroad.

Our brands

Our strengths

Design

Thanks to its various designers, Manexco is able to offer models to reach different styles, from comfortable models to the latest trendy models. Working closely with shape-makers, sole-makers and tanners, Manexco can adapt to all types of requests.

Production

Always willing to deliver quality products, Manexco is responsible for monitoring production and quality controls within manufactories. Currently working with over 50 factories mainly situated in Europe and which production is mostly artisanal, it offers a wide range of style. The selection of manufacturers is primarily based on quality, whether for the work or for the materials used.

Distribution

With over 500 sales points in Belgium and Luxembourg, Manexco is one of the leaders on the shoe market. The entire French and Dutch Belgium is covered by 4 reps. Currently Manexco distributes ten brands and is always looking for new opportunities.

The team

Jacques Maniet
CEO Chief Executive
Arnaud Vanderplancke
General Manager
Antoine Bodart
Operation Manager
Bart Deketelaere
Sales Rep NL
Hush Puppies, Sweet Lemon
+32 (0) 473 96 79 97
Benjamin Marrion
Sales Rep FR
Sweet Lemon, Le Routard
+32 (0) 478 96 85 74
Marilyne Lannoy
Sales Rep FR
Giulia, Pataugas, Viconti, Philippe Morvan
+32 (0) 475 95 74 76
Noémie Jamar
Sales Rep NL
Sweet Lemon, Giulia, Viconti
+32 (0) 473 72 26 90
Estelle Repole
Marketing Manager
+32 (0) 2 656 06 88
Karolin Brohee
Community & Press Manager
+32 (0) 470 51 07 77
The team