Rob van den Breekel
ROB CAUGHT THE SHOE FEVER AT AN EARLY AGE
As a young boy, Rob van den Breekel caught the shoe fever, partly thanks to his grandfather, who worked in the leather industry, and his father, who worked in the shoe industry (Rob’s father is still involved in the development of samples and small-scale sample series).
Rob’s goal has always been to develop shoes and introduce original concepts to the market. Due to Rob’s passion for the development of beautiful shoe concepts and thanks to the extensive network of manufacturers and suppliers that he built up, he decided to provide this service to third parties.
The van den Breekel family has been working in the leather and shoe industry since 1977.
In 2003, Rob founded Van den Breekel Schoenen BV. It was the obvious next step, arising from his vast experience with various shoe companies, such as Ecco and Berkelmans, his extensive network of manufacturers and the increasing demand for exclusive comfort footwear concepts.
And it allows him to focus on his passion: the development and production of genuine and innovative footwear concepts.
A FAMILY BUSINESS SINCE 1977
Van den Breekel Schoenen BV is a family business that has been in the leather and footwear industry since 1977. We specialise in designing, developing and manufacturing footwear for men, women and children.
This allows our customers to focus on their core business, marketing and sales. We take care of all the processes related to footwear development, such as the development of the last, outsoles, insoles and prototypes as well as providing the appropriate sales samples and presentation samples.
We provide an all-encompassing service in the production of footwear, including quality control, monitoring the process and providing the appropriate test certificates (including REACH), if necessary.
EXCLUSIVE NEW COLLECTIONS
EACH SEASON WE DEVELOP EXCLUSIVE COLLECTIONS FOR OUR CUSTOMERS
Every season, Van den Breekel Schoenen BV develops a series of exclusive footwear collections for its customers. These collections are developed based on the needs of the customers.
We suggest new lasts, materials and colours and incorporate the latest trends. In order to ensure that the collections meet our customers’ expectations, we maintain close contact with our suppliers and visit various fairs to get inspired and stay updated on the latest fashion trends, innovative materials and most recent production technologies.
We apply this knowledge to the footwear concepts of our customers.
THE PROPER LAST IS WHAT MAKES A GOOD SHOE
Over the years, we have created an extensive collection of shoe lasts and thanks to our in-house last development department, we can rapidly create the shoe last that you need. Together with our partners, we can get the new lasts manufactured quickly.
The last is the basis of the footwear development process. We check what type of last fits the product, which means the appropriate fit and width. Your shoe may be the most beautiful one in the world, but it’s worth nothing without a good last.
PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT
REACHING THE PERFECT RESULT TOGETHER
Creativity is more than just a good design. Together with our customers, we introduce completely new concepts to the market. We are your sparring-partner that is always open for developing special projects. We love taking that extra step and we are not afraid of taking the less travelled roads.
From our office in Moergestel, the Netherlands and together with our partners in Europe and Asia we service customers from all over Europe.
Our orders mainly come from sales organisations, post orders, website orders and wholesale companies with various brands in their portfolio.
Van den Breekel Schoenen BV is the perfect solution for the development and production of footwear, freeing its customers from all worries in this area.
EXPERIENCE AND ADVICE
PROACTIVE THINKING AND PRACTICAL ADVICE
We have years of experience and an extensive network of production partners in Europe and Asia with whom we can develop every type of footwear based on various requirements and construction methods, such as cemented, Strobel, California, flexible, Blake, Goodyear and direct-injection.
We analyse and advise you on which construction best suits your concept.
YOUR PRODUCT & THE ENVIRONMENT
We are aware of the growing need for environment-friendly production. Our production methods and materials are tested for hazardous substances, such as Azo, chromium VI, formaldehyde, heavy metals and other materials that are prohibited by EU regulations.
We notice an increasing demand among our customers for the use of metal-free, vegetable-tanned or biodegradable materials.
We have experience in working with sustainable materials and also encourage their use. We can also be of help with regard to environment-friendly production and packaging methods.
REACHING GOALS TOGETHER
TRUST, RELIABILITY, CREATIVITY & INNOVATIONS
We collaborate with our customers through personal contact and offer flexible and competitive services based on the needs of our customers.
That is how we build long-term relationships with our customers and suppliers based on trust, reliability, creativity and innovation as our core values.
Based on these values, we do everything in our power to achieve the jointly defined goals. We realise that clear communication, punctuality and preciseness are essential to guarantee the success of our products.