1969  Paul Thermote & Paul Vanhalst set up their agricultural machines & forklifts repair business00

1972  Incorporation of the company Thermote & Vanhalst pvba: purchase, sales and repair of second-hand forklift

1974  Start of the rental and local maintenance activities

1980  Start setup of the cross-system according to OEM-references. TVH starts to supply parts to resellers

1989  Incorporation of TVH Forklift Parts nv. The spare parts business becomes  a separate business on its own.
          Through continual growth and global expansion, TVH has become the world leader in the supply of spare parts  for foklifts, telehandlers and access platforms

1998  equipment rental became a separate business unit with a fleet size of  250 units

2010  As the result of a combination of organic growth and small acquisitions in Belgium,  rental fleet grew to 1.700 units

2011 -  2012  The scope of work began to change dramatically with a series of acquisitions in the rental industry in Europe

  •    Acquisition of Gunco Group
  •    JLG dealer in Belgium
  •    Genie dealer in BENELUX + 14 countries in Central Europe
  •    Operational leasing + re-rent activities all over Europe
  •    Rental in Czech Republic with Statech
  •    Acquisitions of Mateco (DE, LU and PL),
  •    Gépber (HU), Romlift (RO) and KLC  (Statech Slovakia) (SK)

2014 -2015  Global expansion in equipment rental

  •    Incorporation of SEGAMAC (MX), Genie ditributor
  •    Incoporation of Aerial Lift & Equipment Sdn.Bhd in Malaysia
  •    Acquisition of Vamasa in Spain
  •    TVH Equipment becomes an independant business unit


  •     Dealer of Versalift in Benelux
  •     Dealer of Ruthmann in Belgium and Luxembourg
  •     Launch of  “Special Equipment”, a division of Gunco Bv, powered by TVH
  •     Set up of “International Rental”