Marco is a dynamical company which is specialised in birth-, communion- and wedding items, as well as seasonal collections and gift packing.
With its detailed assortment at competitive prices, Marco addresses itself exclusively to the wholesale- and detail trader.
In 1978 Marc De Smet, the former representative in the chocolate business, founded a little independent store together with his wife Martha Bracke. Soon the company Marco was born.
The youngest son, Luc De Smet, joins the company.
Leen Verkest, Luc’s wife, decides to strengthen the Marco-team.
The laying of the foundation stone in August 1989 of the present company building nearby the exit UZ Gent.
The infrastructure of Marco becomes too small and has a first expansion. The warehouse as well as the showroom double in surface.
The first catalogue is realised and seems to be a big success.
Marco exists 25 years! With 14 enthusiastic employees. Extension of the depot to a total surface of 4500m².
The first floor is entirely redecorated in order that the creative team can fully aim at keeping the collections up to date. Karen De Smet, the first daughter of Luc and Leen, joins the Marco-team.
Ellen De Smet, 2nd daughter of Luc and Leen, joins the Marco-team.
Marco exists 30 years! Investment in own website and creating and realising own Marco designs.
The launch of M Design, an own brand with unique designs for birth, communion and marriage gifts. Start of the webshop.
Our new website for PC, tablet and smartphone. We extend the online ordering possibilities with the arrival of the digital ordering catalogues. All seasonal collections are now also available online.
Marco exists 40 years and continues to grow. A new website with an integrated webshop is launched to serve our customers even better.
In the future Marco strives for creating and realising even more own collections with total concepts, offering competitive prices and giving a good and friendly service. With these prospects Marco stays an established value on the market. Luc and Leen are therefore deservedly proud on their business.