Procotex Corporation is the Belgian headquarter of a family owned business (four brothers Douchy) with daughter companies in Lithuania, Turkey and France.
The challenge of today is to develop a sustainable global economy: an economy that the planet is capable of supporting indefinitely. The previous and today’s generation were often blamed: “in meeting our needs, we are destroying the ability of future generations to meet theirs”. The second generation of the family behind Procotex is proud to acknowledge that their commitment to sustainable profitable growth also has to take into account the broader economic, environmental and social impact of our products and operations.
The products of Procotex are, from its origin, sustainable proven. Which fibre can be more sustainable than flax? A European local natural fibre: zero irrigation, zero ogm, source of carbone, zero waste, thermoregulating, light, bio degradable, generates biodiversity through rotation. Flax is the most ecological fibre existing. On the other side, by recycling other natural fibres, synthetic and technical fibres we are saving a huge amount of precious resources and energy consumption. Procotex emphasizes employee engagement because engaged employees tend to be more productive and loyal which is a valuable asset of our company.
Sustainable manufacturing requires an ongoing process of improvement, a process which we continue to pursue in the next years. The investment of a 1 MW photovoltaic electricity power station on the site of Dottignies (B) in 2017 delivers one third of its energy consumption and helps to increase the sustainable philosophy of the group.
Our goal: to be a top global company for sustainable fibres, to drive innovation in people’s lives and culture at a cheaper price than virgin (less sustainable) fibres.
Sustainability and conservation of raw materials will always be the cornerstones of our corporate philosophy.
For more than 3000 years, Belgium has been the global centre for flax fibres of exceptional quality. The company Procotex, situated in the heart of the flax region, trades and processes flax fibres for various industrial branches such as the spinning sector, the paper industry, the sanitary world and the composites industry.
Procotex recycles both natural, synthetic and technical textile waste. Procotex is a global sustainable recycled fibre supplier across diverse applications, markets, materials and product lines.
Procotex has always played a leading role in the sale of used carpet machines (Vandewiele, Neumag, ...) and other textile fibres such as acrylic fibre intended for the spinning of carpet yarns.
Procotex can rely on the commitment of 200 enthusiastic employees and generates a turnover of around EUR 50 million.