Alpilex Diamond MFG

About Us


Alpilex Diamond MFG is based in Antwerp, Belgium in the prestigious Diamond Exchange Bourse. Alpilex Diamond was founded in 1983 by Alex Piller, who came out of "retirement" at the age of 81 to create the company along with his two grandsons, Vincent Gabel and Marc Ender.

The diamond business held no secrets for Mr. Piller as he had been involved with diamonds since 1918. Firstly in his home town of Nuremberg, Germany, then in Strasbourg, France and later in Lima, Peru. In Peru, he created Oro S.A., the largest gold and silver factory in South America during the 1960's and 70's. Later he settled in Antwerp where he continued to work until 1987.

Alpilex supplies diamonds in all qualities, sizes, and shapes, in both white and fancy varieties to its international client base. On top of being a supplier, we also act as buying agents and consultants for our customers.

The philosophy of the company is to develop long-term relationships with its customers, which is based on mutual trust and excellent service. We are flexible, discrete, and do our best to meet the diverse needs of our clients.

We don’t believe in vertical integration, and our clients should never become our competition. Instead, we work hand in hand with our customers and often assist our clients by training their staff, and actively advise them on their purchasing strategy.

Besides being active in the Belgian diamond market, Alpilex has buyers in the important diamond markets of Mumbai, Tel Aviv and New York. Its global buyer’s network enables the company to have access to almost any stone in the market.

We have a very international and diversified client base ranging from exclusive jewelry stores, diamond wholesalers, diamond traders and private clients. We tend to have a very close long-term working relationship with our clients. We have many clients that have been working with us for more than 30 years.

The company has an extensive experience and deep understanding of the diamond business. Our family has been active in the diamond business for more than four generations. We proved to be very flexible and pro-active since the founding of the company more than 30 years ago. Some examples:

  • We were one of the pioneers in splitting parcels of diamonds and sorting according to the clients’ need.

  • We were the first diamond company to hold a diamond exhibition in Dubai in 1996 and we are partly responsible for the development of its diamond industry.

  • We were also amongst the first diamond dealers to conduct diamond exhibitions in Slovenia, Greece and Finland.

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