Who we are

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The idea for Materiks originated in 2010, after combining the experience, the theoretical knowledge and many years of practice concerning the posting of workers. It was possible thanks to the partnership between two highly experienced professionals: Erik Van Engeland (lawyer specialising in the free movement of goods and services within Europe, Jurixx Law Office manager), who is the founder of the Materiks company, and Mathieu Alexandre, also a Materiks founder, who had already been providing workers for several parties via temporary employment agencies and subcontracting jobs. Many years of great experience in construction works throughout Europe provided a strong foundation for the company.

It was this high amount of interdisciplinary experience that immediately proved to be the strongest point in Materiks business relations. Many contractors found it extremely useful to cooperate with suitable people having a great deal of legal knowledge (among other things).

This is why we are still running strong today.

During many years of operating on the construction market, Materiks found a great number of business partners to whom our company became a reliable third party. It became a rule that we offer our partners only the best solutions and best construction workers, so they may concentrate on the matters that really need their attention.

Our business activities are based on the freedom of movement within Europe. Within the European Union, there are rules concerning the free movement of labour, goods and services. Those rules have already been determined by the European Parliament and have been successfully implemented on the EU market. The main benefit is that citizens of one EU Member State may purchase goods or services coming from another EU Member State (see Directive 96/71/EU of the European Parliament). This also refers to services. When we carry out construction jobs (as a Polish company) on the territory of another country (such as Belgium), using our own employees, it is considered to be the posting of workers (the relevant EU Directives apply in this regard as well).

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