About us

About us

 

Febac Europe BV is a technical trading and consultancy company and supplier to the glass processing industry.

Febac was founded in July 2007 by Huub Naus.
He started in the glass industry in 1984 at the "Glasmaatschappij" in Heerlen (NL) as after-sales manager Benelux for Bavelloni machines and meanwhile he already works more than 30 years in and for the glass world.
From the early years, he cooperated with Bavelloni, the reputable Italian manufacturer of glass working machines. Initially as managing director of the Dutch branch in Hoensbroek, responsible for the results in the Benelux and German speaking Europe.
Later on he was involved in the start-up and management of the other branches, amongst others, in France, UK, USA, Mexico and Singapore and as such, he was jointly responsible for the growth into the at that time market leading position of the brand Bavelloni.

After his world wide technical commercial activities for Bavelloni and, after their acquisition in 2003, also as vice president sales EMA for the Finnish Glaston group (with Tamglass, producer of toughening plants for glass), he decided in 2007 to use his gained knowledge and experience to start his own trading company in glass working machines and tools: Febac Europe BV.

Initially Febac started with a small warehouse in Sittard (NL).
Especially because of the high service level towards the customer, combined with its advisory role, based upon his years of experience, Febac has, despite the economical crisis during the first years of its existence, seen a constant grow during the past years and has gained an increasing share of the market.
Meanwhile Febac in Echt (NL) has at its disposal an impressive warehouse with a surface of approx. 500 m2 and thousands of available diamond- and polishing tools, diamond drills and other supplies for the glass processing industry.

From this location, in the utmost South of The Netherlands, close to as well the German as the Belgian border, Febac supplies to end users as resellers in the Benelux and Germany, but as well in Austria, Switzerland, France and Scandinavia.
Furthermore Febac sells its products also via agents and intermediate trade, a.o. Eastern Europe, USA, Canada and the Middle-East.

For the most important brands of glass working machines the most common diamond- and polishing tools are usually immediately available from stock, always of excellent European origin.
Over 80% of the orders are shipped the very same day and often arrive already the next working day at the customers.
A significant benefit is the fact that Febac, different from other businesses in the industry, is not bound to one specific brand of tools and therefore can always recommend and supply the best available tool for a certain application.

Also various accessories (e.g. cerium oxide polishing powder and other additives, tool holders and suction cups for CNC-machines or usual consumables) are available from Febac.

Because of our long experience and presence in the glass field, we have a huge network and we can be of assistance if you need technical advice, need a technician for repair or maintenance, or if you need spare parts for a machine of one specific brand and communication with the original (Italian) manufacturer/ supplier appears to be a struggle.

Febac is well-known for its competence and reliability.
You can communicate with us in Dutch, German, English, French, Italian.

Several renowned companies already are convinced of Febac as a reliable partner and belong to our clientele such as a.o. AGC, Saint-Gobain, NSG Pilkington, Trösch, Semco, Arnold Glas, Consafis.