History

History

History

Louis Luyckx and his wife, Céline, founded Luyckx in 1952. Along with selling top-quality products, their greatest challenge was to develop an effective after-sales service, because that was the guarantee for establishing long-term relationships with their customers. Today the torch has been passed on to the next generation.

However, Luyckx works across borders and follows its customers into all four corners of the world. In doing so, Luyckx established a second base camp in the Middle East. At present, Luyckx has grown into becoming one of the most important national exclusive distributors of machines for the civil engineering, goods handling and agricultural sectors with leading, reliable and innovative brands. The years of close cooperation with Hitachi in the strong market position Luyckx and Middle East Crane have today.

1952 Luyckx is founded. Louis Luyckx, together with his wife Céline Vermeiren, starts to work in forestry. Quickly they saw new opportunities arising in the sales of agricultural machinery in the Antwerp region. Luyckx continued to expand and made a name for itself in the agricultural sector.

1963 From agriculture to goods handling. Luyckx mounts its first crane on the back of a tractor in 1963. The rest is history. Innovation was already running in our blood. By mounting cranes on the back of tractors, Luyckx moved into the construction world.

1967 – The start of the exclusive distribution of the hydraulic excavators of Hydromac. Many of our loyal Pesci customers followed us and ordered a first hydraulic excavator. Thus Luyckx built a loyal clientele in the world of civil engineering.

1977 Luyckx grows…, literally and figuratively. Gradually the 2nd generation had been taking over and now continues the activities.

2012 Middle East Crane, a second branch for Luyckx in the Middle East, is established.

2013 Middle East Crane strengthens the relationship with Hitachi-Sumitomo by signing the agreement to become a distributor for the Hitachi-Sumitomo crawler cranes in the UAE territory.

2016 – Middle East Crane becomes the official Hitachi distributor in the UAE.