The history of our company

DKE NV is your dedicated expert in high voltage installations and electro-technical projects for industrial needs

Our story

throughout the years

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1978

Established

The company DKE NV came into existence in 1978 when Guy De Keyser founded the company Electro Guy De Keyser as a sole proprietorship.

Within the Kluisbergen region, Guy quickly built a solid and loyal customer base for electrical works in residential construction. The sole proprietorship evolved into a thriving company with a group of skilled electricians.

In the mid-1990s, Hans De Keyser, Guy’s son, joined the company. Having graduated as an industrial engineer, Hans soon assumed many responsibilities. In 1997, Electro Guy De Keyser was transformed into DKE NV.

 

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before 2000

Evolution

Not only did the De Keyser company experience substantial growth, but it also witnessed a notable evolution in the scope and complexity of the projects undertaken. The electrical installations became increasingly sophisticated and specialized over time. Collaborations flourished with renowned industrial construction firms, interior architects, and architects, fostering a dynamic synergy.

This collaborative approach not only broadened De Keyser Elektrotechniek’s expertise but also contributed to a steadily expanding roster of satisfied clients. As a consequence, the company recognised the imperative for a new, dedicated headquarters. This facility would serve as a professional hub, effectively housing the specialized work equipment and the growing fleet of vehicles, ensuring seamless operations and furthering their commitment to excellence in the industry.

In 1997, De Keyser Elektrotechniek relocated to Berchem – Kluisbergen. The facilities on Zonnestraat underwent a complete renovation, including the establishment of offices. The company’s substantial expansion prompted a heightened demand for more effective project management and advanced technical research capabilities. 

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after 2000

Expansion

In 2003, industrial engineer Koen Hamers joined the company to reinforce its team. In 2004, Hans De Keyser definitively assumed ownership of the business from his father, Guy. Together, Hans and Koen form a dynamic duo, infusing the company with a fresh entrepreneurial spirit and technical expertise, enabling them to approach the most complex projects with enthusiasm.

On May 1, 2010, Koen Hamers became a co-shareholder in the company, and since August 2011, the firm has held a recognition in Class 5, further attesting to its capabilities and qualifications.

 

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2010 - 2015

Management
Buyout

Between 2010 and 2015, a pivotal management buyout unfolded, culminating in Koen Hamers acquiring the entirety of the company’s shares. This strategic transition marked a turning point, propelling the business into a phase of sustained and robust growth. Under Koen’s leadership, the company flourished, demonstrating a commitment to excellence and a trajectory characterised by sound management practices.

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2018

VCA Certificate

On October 1, 2018, DKE NV attained the prestigious VCA certification (Safety, Health, and Environment Checklist for Contractors). This achievement underscores our unwavering commitment to prioritising safety and well-being in our work practices. It signifies not only our role as a competent and trustworthy contractor but also our dedication to the welfare of our employees.

By earning this certification, we distinguish ourselves as leaders in the industry, showcasing the right way to operate and attracting skilled professionals who appreciate our emphasis on craftsmanship and excellence. This accomplishment reflects our ongoing dedication to creating a work environment that is both safe and conducive to the highest standards of quality and professionalism.

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2022

Name Change

The transformation involved rebranding from De Keyser Elektrotechniek NV to DKE NV, with the added dimension of Raymi Pauwels joining as a co-shareholder. Guided by the dynamic partnership of Koen and Raymi, the company reaffirmed its commitment to excellence, placing a strong emphasis on quality and demonstrating professional leadership in its endeavours.

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2023 - 2024

Going Forward

Relocation to the new facility on Avelgemstraat. Leveraging the advanced and innovative features of the new building, DKE NV is poised to enhance and optimize its professional services, ushering in a new era of efficiency and effectiveness.