Before 1948, 'Dols' was simply the surname of Pierre Dols. He built his business by offering the very best office supplies.
In 1954, Pierre Dols settles in the Dutch-Limburg town of Sittard.
Son Pierre Dols takes the business to the next level with everything an office needs: from typewriter ink ribbons to coat racks and paper clips to filing cabinets.
The Dols tag line is now 'Office efficiency & project Furnishing' and they live up to the name by opening a second branch in Sittard. Dols' resilience and reach grows, and not only transcends national borders, the range of services also grows. The goal is not just to supply office products, but a 360° view of projects with installation and assembly to full service.
Thijs Dols joins the family business, ushering in the third generation.
With the arrival of Dries Dols, Thijs' brother, the reach of the full-service company extends to project furnishings, office supplies and office machines. The logo takes the form of an owl, looking forward to the future.
TD Holding takes over the helm from Jean Dols Holding, and the third generation now incubates all the expertise. The boundaries between the hospitality sector, retail units and also living and working environments increasingly overlap, which demands flexibility. In various projects in the hospitality sector, Dols finds a kindred spirit in Belgian-Limburg-based C&P, and the two companies not only seize opportunities together, they also notch up firm successes.
Henri De Cock sets up an import and sales company for furniture on the Belgian market. While the focus is primarily on garden furniture, the company offers a whole lot more.
Lode De Cock takes over the business following the sudden passing of his father.
While De Cock NV evolves to become a specialist in the manufacture of garden furniture, all business operations of 'Contract en Projectmeubilair' are brought within the company 'C&P Furnitures'.
Peter Jans becomes co-owner of C&P Furnitures with 49% of the shares, and helps turn the company into a major player in furniture for the hospitality sector and large companies.
Peter Jans implements a management buy-out and takes full control of the business. C&P builds a solid reputation with a wide range of designer brands and furniture. The wide range of tables, chairs, patio furniture and accessories make C&P a leading player in the hospitality and project furniture sector throughout the Benelux.
The company undergoes a comprehensive rebranding, and pulling out all the stops, leaves nothing to chance: C&P furniture & more has the wind in its sails.
The successful collaboration with the Dutch sector partner Dols inspires and intensifies. This complementarity is laid down in Dols C&P. It becomes the benchmark both as an importer, wholesaler and agent in project furniture and all the necessary accessories for office, hospitality/leisure and health care projects.
With one name and one identity, Dols-C&P now brings all products and services under the banner 'Dols'. The company has showrooms in Zutendaal and Sittard, and a branch in Ypres in West Flanders. Together with you, we are writing history