Generations of innovation
Luyckx has been a family business since it was founded all the way back in 1952, when Louis Luyckx bought his first tractor and began taking on jobs pulling out bushes and clearing forests. Alongside his wife Céline, Luyckx grew the company from its roots in farming and forestry and began importing loading cranes from Italy in 1963.
With a keen eye for innovation, Louis Luyckx sold a large number of ‘tractor and crane’ combinations in the region, and quickly built up an international presence with Louis taking bold opportunities and Céline keeping finances firmly under control.
The second generation of the Luyckx family – Jos, Paula, and Chantal Luyckx – are still in control of the family business seventy years into its history, and are continuing the tenacious spirit of their mother and father today. To illustrate this strength of spirit, Chantal recounts that “our dad once delivered a tractor in Scherpenheuvel and came back [60km] by foot, since they still didn’t have a car,” and Jos neatly summarises: “Going the extra mile for the customer lies at the basis of Luyckx.”