Our Story

Aquanova's story began in 1948 in Maastricht under the name "Internationale Handelsonderneming Matram", founded by Mr. Jean Piereij. The initial focus was on trading a wide array of products for domestic use. The range of products for bathroom decoration soon ranked in a premium position, giving reason to grant it a label of its own: The brand “Aquanova”, dedicated to fine bathroom textiles and hardware, was born.

In 1989, Matram International NV was founded in Maasmechelen, Belgium, as a subsidiary initially dedicated to providing warehousing services for the Aquanova brand.

In 1992, after the decease of founder Jean Piereij, his son Jean Piereij Jr. took over the management. Soon after, the company names “Matram” were relabeled to “Aquanova” and all activities focused on bathroom products. In the subsequent years, all activities were concentrated in the Maasmechelen branch, while the Maastricht branch focused on Aquanova's intellectual property.

Following its move to Belgium, Aquanova focused on refining its expertise, specializing in various household items like shower curtains, bath mats, table linens etc. However, a pivotal strategic shift came about, leading the focus into the Wellness segment, particularly on bath linen and related accessories. Presently, the role of managing director is assumed by Mrs. Tamara Hecker, appointed as CEO on June 1st, 2021.

Aquanova's commitment to quality and innovation has been unwavering throughout this journey. This dedication is exemplified by its emphasis on using high-quality materials, ensuring both functionality and aesthetic appeal. We place a strong focus on design, working with designers to create products that seamlessly blend style and functionality, elevating everyday items into works of art.

In recent years, sustainability has become a cornerstone of Aquanova's ethos. Significant steps have been taken to minimize environmental impact by using eco-friendly materials and implementing sustainable production practices. This aligns with a broader vision of not only providing products that enhance the well-being of our customers but also contribute to the well-being of the planet.

Our company's product line has evolved over time to cater to changing consumer preferences and needs. From the origins as an allround supplier of home goods to a specialization in the wellness segment, our ability to adapt and innovate has been essential in our successes. Aquanova's bath towels, bath mats and accessories are not merely functional items but are designed to create a luxurious and soothing experience.

Looking ahead, Aquanova continues to envision a future where it remains at the forefront of the industry. By combining a rich history, commitment to quality and focus on sustainability, we aspire to create products that resonate with consumers seeking both comfort and style in their daily lives.

Under the guidance of the present management and the unwavering commitment of the Aquanova team, the company is ready to continue its legacy of excellence and innovation in the years to come.