HistoryThe milestones in our company’s history
Building company Gielissen’s Bedrijven BV founded in Eindhoven by Toon Gielissen.
Gielissen enters the market for trade fairs and exhibitions with customers like the Ministry of Agriculture, Philips and the NCH, the Netherlands Center for Promotion of Trade. Bert, Toon Gielissen’s son, had also joined the business the year before.
Expansion into international exhibition stand-building.
Expansion of the company’s building on the Zoutstraat in Eindhoven.
Move from the Zoutstraat to the Hurksestraat, both in Eindhoven. The first intercontinental assignments.
Bart Wigman becomes Director of Gielissen.
Move to today’s location on the Freddy van Riemsdijkweg in the Eindhoven Airport business park.
Van Gielissen Neos Interieurprojecten founded in Helmond to handle the many interiors projects.
Director Bart Wigman acquires the shares held by the British parent company, The Melville Group, to become owner and making Gielissen an independent Dutch company.
Gielissen Neos grows and moves to a new building on the “Zuidoost-Brabant” business park in Helmond. It is still based there today.
Second building opens on the Freddy van Riemsdijkweg in the Eindhoven Airport business park.
With the acquisition of the Maci Group in Amsterdam, Gielissen Interiors & Exhibitions now has an operation in Amsterdam. Botim timmerfabriek in Deurne is acquired and from now on is called Gielissen Botim Exclusieve Interieurs. Gielissen opens operation in Düsseldorf, Germany, the first outside the Netherlands.
Meyson Tentoonstellingsbouw in Nieuw-Vennep is acquired and continues operations under the name of Gielissen Meyson Interiors & Exhibitions.
Gielissen in Amsterdam and Gielissen Meyson join forces in a new building in Amsterdam under the name of Gielissen Interiors & Exhibitions. In January, Gielissen takes over all operations, assets and inventories of Exhibit Factory in Helmond (previously Van Schijndels Bedrijven Internationale Tentoonstellingsbouw).
As business grows, Gielissen Stuttgart moves into new offices in Aichelberg.
Second German operation opens, now in Hanover. Gielissen Botim moves home from Deurne to the location in Helmond, next door to Gielissen Neos.
Another move of the German operation in Stuttgart to Göppingen.
Opening of our new operation in the Emirates (Abu Dhabi).
New operation opens in Belgium (Lier).
New operation opens in Atlanta with the acquisition of Nuance International.
In Helmond we celebrate 25 years of interior projects and a brand new ISO14001 certification. We also open our ship wharf in Helmond; Gielissen Shipyard. Gielissen USA moves to new premises in Flowery Branche (Georgia, close to Atlanta).
Gielissen Interiors & Exhibitions is renamed in Gielissen | Interiors|Exhibitions|Events with an updated corporate image & logo.