An ambitious and rapidly growing company such as Soudal, is continuously searching for new people. From 1,200 employees in 2009, Soudal has increased its workforce to around 4,100 in the subsequent fifteen years. A growth, which will continue in the coming years.

Why Soudal?

Soudal is not only showing stable growth, it also has a stable work culture with very little staff turnover. This is partly due to the pleasant and challenging working environment. Despite being a multinational, the familial character of the business culture has remained. This familial character is personified by Vic Swerts, who founded Soudal in 1966 as a sole trader and, at the age of 84, is still among the 1,200 employees in the main branch in Turnhout on a daily basis. His personal motto form a good guideline for everyone at Soudal: 

“Dream, reflect, venture, act and persevere”

Vic Swerts, Chairman

Working at Soudal

For Soudal people are its key capital. This capital has plenty of opportunity to grow. Those who roll up their sleeves and show internal entrepreneurship, will be given much freedom to follow his or her direction. This is offered within a broad range of profiles, from chemists to process operators, engineers, manual labourers, logistical staff, marketers, lab technicians, representatives and researchers, at a national as well as an international level. A rich diversity of positions with differing job descriptions, but with one common goal: To ensure Soudal grows in its products, markets, expertise, effectiveness and as a company.

This common goal creates a winning mood, which can be felt across the entire company worldwide, and is maybe best symbolised by the many successes of our international showcase; the Lotto Soudal cycling team. Working at Soudal means that you are in a small way becoming a colleague of well-known international cycling stars such as Thomas De Gendt, Caleb Ewan, Tiesj Benoot and Tim Wellens!

“We are given the required tools and the freedom to start projects from scratch.”

Veerle Dirckx, R&D chemist

“The communication lines are short, decisions can be made quickly.”

Wim Verhoeven, Sales Director Belux

“Employees will not only find an interesting, innovative working environment in an international context at Soudal, but also a pleasant working atmosphere.”

Luc Thys, Marketing and R&D Directeur

“In this dynamic climate you are given many opportunities to continue to grow and there are many training options”

Ben Geenen, Sales Coordinator Export

“We organise drinks, birthday parties, walks, a Christmas party, international sporting events etc. We work hard, but we also want to have fun.”

Dirk Coorevits, Managing Director

“We are one big family.”

Hilde Marynissen, General Administration and Invoicing


Looking for an interesting challenge with promising career perspectives? For a specific list of our vacancies please visit or click here. You can also be proactive and send us a spontaneous application.

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