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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.

Our team

Luc

Luc De Smet

General manager
Leen

Leen Verkest

General manager

Karen De Smet

Design

Ellen De Smet

Purchase

Philip Van der Auwera

Purchase / Sales

Steve Galet

Sales

An Van de Walle

Sales

Nele Govaert

Showroom / Creative team

Davy Accou

Driver / Sales

Else

Creative team

Sofie

Creative team

Ronny

Creative team

Chantal

Creative team

Christophe

Warehouse manager

Dirk

Warehouse operator

Thomas

Warehouse operator

Our history

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.

1979

The youngest son, Luc De Smet, joins the company.

1982

Leen Verkest, Luc’s wife, decides to strengthen the Marco-team.

1989

The laying of the foundation stone in August 1989 of the present company building nearby the exit UZ Gent.

1996

The infrastructure of Marco becomes too small and has a first expansion. The warehouse as well as the showroom double in surface.

1999

The first catalogue is realised and seems to be a big success.

2003

Marco exists 25 years! With 14 enthusiastic employees. Extension of the depot to a total surface of 4500m².

2005

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.

2007

Ellen De Smet, 2nd daughter of Luc and Leen, joins the Marco-team.

2008

Marco exists 30 years! Investment in own website and creating and realising own Marco designs.

2012

The launch of M Design, an own brand with unique designs for birth, communion and marriage gifts. Start of the webshop.

2015

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.

2018

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.