bhobo brush from Izegem is a "thoroughbred" brush manufacturer. Stemming from a rich industrial history and brush making tradition, bhobo brush is still one of the few family-owned brush manufacturers. Craftsmanship and tradition are integrated with modern management and true know-how. Hochepied Brushes has been a specialist for 70 years - and now more than ever, an ideal specialist partner for our European customers.
bhobo brush - a rich tradition that is ready for the future.
|1944||1944 Founding of Hochepied Brushes by Omer Hochepied and his wife Maria De Waele|
|1958||Son Erik starts working at the company. Hochepied Brushes specializes in the manufacture of wire brushes and builds a factory on Baron Street in Emelgem|
|1961||The youngest son Patrik enters the business and takes over daily management together with Erik and Maria following the untimely death of Omer in 1964|
|1982||1982 Maria De Waele passes away. Erik and Patrik incorporate the company as Hochepied bvba|
|1991||Due to health reasons, Erik ceases activity in the company. Patrik and his wife Christine Lootens now become the company management|
|1992||The company expands with additional production and storage space. The first CNC-driven wire brush machines are purchased and the company experiences exponential growth over the next several years|
|2004||60 years after its founding, Christophe Hochepied takes over the duties of his father Patrik and continues to invest in production, innovation and new buildings|
|2009||The full brush range is updated and the Bhobo brand is launched.|
|2011||The company expands again with a larger production facility and new office rooms|
|2013||Hochepied Brushes takes over the firm Brosselite and expands its line further with high-quality feather dusters. Rubber brushes are also added to the offerings|
|2016||Recent years bhobo brush grew too big for the confines of its current building so we invested in a new company facility of 3000m² in Izegem. Now that we are poised for further growth, we are situated very close to the exit from the E403 and even more accessible for you.|
|2018||Launch of the new Plubo trademark|