A-kwadraat is a social enterprise that offers custom, rewarding and meaningful work to more than 500 people with a work disability. We emphasise their potential, capacities and capabilities. That emphasis on the positive is translated into solution-oriented thinking and acting in everything we do. Quality, safety and speed are an essential part of that. And you can count on us: a promise is a promise.
A-kwadraat was formed in 2019 after the merger of social profit companies Amival and Alito, hence the name "A-kwadraat" or A-squared.
From a halfway home in the Begijnhof in Turnhout, Amival grew into a thriving sheltered workshop. Since 1964, we have been combining social, economic, societal and ecological aspects into a single company. This Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an important part of who we are. Today, A-kwadraat is a social enterprise that carries out activities for a broad client portfolio: from one-man businesses to multinationals in different sectors. Something we are very proud of.
Alito was launched in 1986, under the impulse of VKW Kempen and VIBO de Ring. The objective: create sustainable employment for former pupils of special needs education schools. For 25 years, woodworking was the main focus. Since the start of this century, green maintenance has become a secondary field. Alito has focused on international customers for its wood products and on a strong local presence for green maintenance in the provinces of Antwerp and Limburg.
Since launching in 1964, A-kwadraat has always attached great importance to sustainability. Together with our staff, we build long-term commitments. With proper training, targeted support and the right tools, they can perform their duties correctly. The idea of corporate social responsibility not only determines the way we look at people. It also forms the basis of our relationship with the economy, society and the environment.