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Opening hours

  • We are operating in CET. Our local time is displayed on this page.
  • From monday till thursday: 10.00 till 12.00 and 12.30 till 17.00.
  • Except for friday: 10.00 till 12.30.
  • Appointment can be made on +32 473 370094

Company's history

Years of experience

Founded in 1947 by the late Mrs & Mr Loots, Rico Tools became a company with over half a century of experience as worldwide supplier for the diamond industry.

Nowadays, the company has made way for a new state-of-the-art, machine shop with a floor area of 1400m2, equipped with the very latest high-tech, metal working machines. Rico Tools works with a team of in-house well trained workers and only uses raw materials of the highest quality in their production process.

1947 Founded by Mrs & Mr Loots.
1958 Opening of retail shop in Antwerp.
1969 Son Robert & daughter José joined their parents and the name Rico was born.
1980 Taking over of the company by grandson Patrick Meir and first steps into export.
1983 Grandson Chris Meir joins the company.
1987 Rico starts upgrading its machine park to CNC technology.
1994 The company moves to a new development on the Industrial Estate in Herenthout.
1995 Rico changes into Rico Tools NV.
2002 Opening of Rico Tools webshop.
2009 Rico Tools nv changes into Rico Tools Belgium bvba. New management.