As the daughter of Livian's founders, the passion for knitwear and the fashion industry has been in her blood. With more than 35 years of experience, Martine still uses her expertise on a daily basis to provide the best products and services for her clients. She is still highly motivated to work hard for the family company and to bring it to new heights. In November 2011, she was the one that made the decision to move the company from Belgium to Bulgaria and to build it back up again from ground. Today, Livian BG is a healthy company that produces over 40 000 pieces per year and that is extending still every year.
The Livian company history begins in 1970, with the foundation of BVBA Breigoederenfabriek Livian by Lisette Viaene & Walter Vercammen located in a small family builing at Oeverstraat, 22 Temse Belgium. Livian started with a limited number of employees and machines.
By 1972, BVBA Breigoederenfabriek Livian expands its commercial activity towards the Nederlands.
IT made its appearance and machines were controlled and piloted by computers
The family building had become much too small and Livian had to move to a brand new industial building located at the Jan De Malschelaan, 4 Temse Belgium
Martine, daughter of the founders, starts at Livian.
The company grew rapidly and reached the milestone of 30 FTE's and 15 STOLL industrial knitting machines
The first customers outside the Benelux are served in France & Germany.
Martine joined the management team and became sharehouder
The company status changed from BVBA to Livian NV
23 years after the foundation, Livian reached a Turnover of more than 1 Mio Euro.
Martine became Chief Executive Officer
In 2011, the company moved all activity towards Bulgaria. A new company Livian EOOD was founded and located G.S. Rakovski Blvd 47 4150 Rakovski Bulgaria
As of 2013 Livian started to design for luxery brands and work together with high-end fashion designers
Livian EOOD reched the milestone of 50 FTE's and more than 20 sophisticated production units
An extra production unit opened in Maestro G. Atanasov 17 4023 Trakiya Plovdiv Bulgaria
Target Turnover > 2 Mio €