certification iso9001

About Finipur

Finipur specialises since 1978 in the treatment of various textile fabrics (from semi-manufactures up to end-products). Using various specific and unique types of “finishing” per article and per customer, we can offer our customers a “tailor-made” R&D.

Moreover, we make our vast knowledge of the newest (innovative) materials available to you, meaning that we signify an important added value for your product. We offer our customers at tailor-made technical solutions home and abroad, we always strive for unsurpassed quality and we can ensure a very high flexibility within our manufacturing processes.

Finipur is active in highly divergent industries : technical textile, interior and outdoor textile (carpets, upholstery fabrics, curtains, bathroom, kitchen, …), automotive, train, maritime, buses (coaches), airplanes, army, sports, packaging, shoes, filters, animal farming, roofing material, show business, insulation, protective clothing, tents, baby goods, garden, nonwoven, bamboo, …

ISO - Quality

Finipur's consistent quality was rewarded when we obtained a quality label (ISO 9001). The company is proud of this ISO 9001 certificate, because as service provider we work on quality day in, day out. The certificate is an extra stimulus to keep us working with the same élan, and to ensure that every day our service gets a little better and our processes improve even further.

ISO 9001:2015 is an internationally recognised standard that requires certain demands to be met by an organisation's quality management system. For this, Finipur was subject to external audits. This quality management system certificate provides objective proof that a business satisfies all the standard's demands and that it is able to deliver products and services according to the agreements made. Once the certificate has been awarded, an external auditing agency (BQA) conducts periodic visits to check if the system still complies with the standard. This also drives a process of continual improvement.

History

Finipur is a company with a golden past, but keeps its eye on the future. Since more than 30 years we are your indispensable link in the process from manufacturer to consumer. We thank this strong position to our knowhow and our unique experience that dates back to the start of the 19th century.

  • 1908 : Foundation of Steverlynck in Vichte (activity: yarn refinement and weaving)
  • 1978 : Start of coating activity for carpets and upholstery fabrics
  • 1999 : Start of textile printing
  • 2002 : Start of laminating activity
  • 2007 : Take-over of coating activity by Finipur NV
  • 2008 : Starting up of confection department
  • 2011 : Substantive renovation works emphasising durability (such as energy savings)
  • 2014 : Takeover of laminating activities Laraco NV
  • 2015 : Removal of asbestos roofing to modernise the production halls
  • 2016 : Building new lab and R&D department
  • 2016 : Extension of offices
  • 2016 : Investment in flat tumbler
  • 2017 : Investment in belt dryer
  • 2017 : Obtaining ISO9001:2015 certificate 

Because of our year-long experience and continuous attention for quality in all stadia of the manufacturing process, we guarantee an excellent end-product that enables us to provide your product with a high added value.

Mission

As Belgian textile company we are specialised in the treatment of a large assortment of textile substrates and we are already active in the most divergent industries such as interior, outdoor, transport, military, shoes, filters,… Because of our elaborate knowledge of the newest materials, we ensure that the products of our customers at home and abroad are given a significant added value. (“we upgrade your product”)

Because Finipur is valued as a trend-setting and esteemed company by its stakeholders (customers, suppliers, personnel, shareholders …), we wish to create a captivating and inspiring working environment; we always strive for top quality and within the company, the respect for the environment and fellow man is omnipresent.

Vision

Finipur wishes to continue growing in a durable manner in the existing sectors, and strives to explore new worlds in the coming years. Reaching these aspirations will however always have to be achieved with respect for the climate where man, environment and safety are in ever-lasting harmony. We want to be a company with a future and therefore we continuously invest in research and development. We want to distinguish ourselves from the others because we do more than “just” treat a textile substrate.

We think along with our customer, we seek to short and long term solutions; we strive to continuously optimise our services, and we try to be always price-competitive, meaning that our customers can safeguard their position in the global economy and improve same; we always want to be alert to keep up with the important market evolutions and trends; we always try to inform our customers of the latest novelties and we try to reinforce the link with our end-users by ensuring that our customers get to know us (even) better …

R&D

Finipur is continuously absorbed in researching new materials, processes, applications, markets, services and knowledge. By an ever-lasting innovations process and by entering into partnerships, we try to always be one step ahead of the competition.

Thanks to a well-equipped laboratory and by concluding close collaboration agreements with universities and laboratories both at home and abroad, we try discovering new developments that we then test against the postulated demands and/or standards.

In short, Finipur positions itself as the utmost reliable partner that always strives to present its customers with “state of the art” solutions for their existing products or new developments.

People and environment

Finipur wishes to create a distinct profile of itself as durable partner, by achieving with a minimum of raw materials, energy and human effort a maximum of added value.

For this reason, we comply since many years with all legal demands. We only work with raw materials that comply with the laws in force, we invest in adequate working tools and in safe working conditions, follow a proactive environmental policy, and energy-friendly processes are continuously being implemented.

Furthermore, we strive for safe and environmental-friendly working surroundings, ensuring that our collaborators function at their best.

Because Finipur applied for the zero-dump status, no wastewater can be discharged anymore. All our process water is in other words 100% reused in the existing production processes.

In August 2012 Finipur engaged itself even further by signing the “Durable Enterprising Charter” of the province West-Flanders. By doing this, Finipur wishes to give a tangible form to the idea of durable enterprising by striving ever further to a continuous improvement of the performances environmental, social and economic level.

Our partners

To broaden our knowledge we closely collaborate with universities and laboratories and suppliers of raw materials both at home and abroad. Besides this, we actively participate in national and international research projects where we take on the role of leader or co-leader.

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