Our Company

For the origin of the taxi company De Meyer we have to go back to 1923. It was grandfather Georges De Meyer, who founded the business " Taxi De Meyer" in the direct surroundings of the railway station of Oudenaarde in 1923.

Georges had been working for years as a driver at Gevaert's company at Oudenaarde. He had to drive customers and visitors to their hotel or to the station regularly and so he was caught by the taxi microbe. At a given moment he decided to buy a car for his own (a Minerva), and this was the beginning of the taxi company.

Also his son Roger had acquired a taste for it. After a tough and experienced drivercarreer at the army, he joined the taxicompany in 1949. His first car was a "De Soto familale" of 1950.

In June 1983 it was his son Erik who also started in the company. Ever since this period only black Mercedescars are used. Different types of Mercedes have been used until now (E220, E290 TD, E250 D, E300, E220 TD, ...).

At the beginning of 1990 the youngest son Dick also joined the taxi company. Beside many local drives, Taxi De Meyer is also asked more and more for trajects to the airport. Also the fleet of ceremonial cars is being more extended. From 1995 Dick starts as a master of ceremonies for the company.

Since there was a larger demand for taxis as well as ceremonial cars, we have nowadays 10 taxicabs and 2 minibuses. Together with colleague taxicompanies we can serve our customers punctually and we are ready for the next generations "De Meyer".

Picture: Grandfather Georges and his son Roger at a marriageceremony near the Church of Bevere.