We believe in an organization that operates in circles, where everyone has the chance to shine in the light. If every individual gets the opportunity to develop their full potential, this will result in happiness and success. This is what we stand for. Step by step, each time better.
Our Global design team is based on three continents in multiple locations. By observing the latest trends, which the designers identify by visiting exhibitions, going shopping and perusing relevant professional literature, they create innovative collections. This way, the designers are capable of making a personal collection, up to the standards of our customers. Together with the Licensing & Marketing team, they define marketing campaigns and promote new licenses.
SALES & PURCHASING
Sales & Purchasing
At Van der Erve we specifically choose for the combination of Sales and Purchasing. This means that your sales representative is familiar with the product and production process and that our clients can enjoy favourable prices and a personal quick service.
Van der Erve gives you access to an extensive licence portfolio and an attractive product, created in a social, high-quality production environment.
LICENSING & MARKETING
Licensing & Marketing
The Licensing & Marketing team has a wide variety of tasks, ranging from creative to financial aspects. This include design approval, contract negotiation and management, as well as formulating the financial status for each licence. Together with the Design team, they monitor Oeko-Tex and Social Compliance, whilst keeping abreast of new legislation concerning product quality and testing.
The merchandising team monitors the production process from beginning til end on behalf of our customers. Working within a dedicated, specialized team, they maintain contact with both our offices in production countries and our clients.
LOGISTICS & ACCOUNTING
Logistics and Accounting
The transport of our products from production countries to our customers in Europe, is coordinated by our headquarters in Zaventem.
The accounts team manages the financial administration for the entire company.
Establishment Van der Erve
Van der Erve N.V. was established in 1985 by Rob and Ida van der Erve. Martijn van der Erve, their son, further developed the business into the fashion house for licenses and brands anno 21st century.
Although the company initially started with non-licensed clothing, a partnership with Disney helped van der Erve grow in the licensing market in 1994.
Ni hao China
After many years of production in Europe (mainly Portugal), van der Erve, similar to many others, started its production in Asia. ‘Made in China’ became a new statement.
Think west, source east
Beconnected is a Wholly-Owned Foreign Enterprise (WOFE) located in China, founded in 2008. The philosophy “Thinking West Sourcing East” is embedded into daily business with the European spirit and Asian staff.
Four years later, the time was right to also open an office in Bangladesh and was named Beconnected Bangladesh.
Beconnected Africa and Beconnected Industrial
With a focus on growth, van der Erve has now opened a new office and printing & labeling factory in Ethiopia. The official opening took place on June 16, 2015.
Happy with our past, focused on the future
Van der Erve has become a company with more than 30 employees in the Belgian headquarters and operates throughout Europe with a turnover of more than € 50 million. Beconnected is an independent agent that’s part of the van der Erve group and represent us at the Asian and African market. They take care of the van der Erve orders and serve other customers.
The “Erve – group” will continue to grow. Growth is what we stand for. Growth for our customers, partners and our people. Step by step, each time better.
The passion for our job reflects in our services
Mission and Vision
Growth is what we stand for.
Growth for our customers, partners and our people.
Step by step each time better.
Erve, the Fashion Powerhouse of licenses and brands.
A company based on brands, under license and under ownership, selling apparel through various distribution channels in all segments.
Are you dreaming of a job/internship in a corporation specialized in brands and licenses?
In that case you are the person we are looking for.
We welcome new talent and provide the opportunity to demonstrate and develop your skills.