Since 1975

Our customers have relied on our expertise for more than 40 years.

In recent decades, we have grown into the market leader in the Benelux with the best brands worldwide in our portfolio.

Looking for delivery and installation of the right equipment, machines and automated production lines? You can rely on us.

Our mission

With our passion for technology,
we want to unburden you and help you grow.

We are energetically committed to our customers, our company and ourselves, in order to find the best solution at all times. We like to give trust, which we earn back by acting honestly and taking responsibility.

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Our vision

Smans wants to be the authority in the Benelux for supporting people and companies in their ambitions in an innovative way.

While our society will continue to digitise further and faster, we ensure that the human aspect is never lost from sight.
Within a strong network of employees, customers, suppliers, partners and up-and-coming talent, we want to share our knowledge and expertise openly. This is how we strengthen and motivate each other to dare to grow and innovate.

Our strengths

Full-service partner offering proactive cooperation
Our service goes far beyond the sale and installation of appliances, machines and production lines.

We first and foremost put all our energy into providing the right advice. We analyse your needs and requirements to offer the solution to give you the best competitive advantage.

On installation we guarantee maximum automation and integration in your existing production lines.

An optional preventive maintenance contract keeps your machinery in prime condition. Should there be technical faults, our service team arrives on-site as quickly as possible.

The best brands worldwide
Throughout the years we have built up a portfolio of worldwide brands with exclusive representation in the Benelux.

Thanks to this wide product range we have the right solution for any possible requirement. You can accordingly count on independent advice for the best options.

Expertise since 1975
Smans was established in 1975 by Norbert Smans. The company soon started concentrating on electronics (SMT) and cable assembly. This focus allowed Smans to gain enormous expertise.

In 2017 the continuity of the company was assured by a management buy-out with CEO Jan Van Lieshout, technical director Nick Janssens and sales director Aad Vermaat as new partners.

Our values

All our people have a certain energy and determination. We love a challenge and give 100% to achieve the desired result.

We encourage personal development, as this enables a person to do even more for the customer and the growth of our company.

We always want to act honestly. Something goes wrong? That can happen. Then we take our responsibility. We give our word and go to great lengths to keep it.

A customer who feels that things will always be OK, that is the biggest compliment we can receive.

At Smans everything revolves around connection and trust:

  • in our customers; we prefer to be partners rather than suppliers, we want a long-term relationship
  • in our team; we always assume each other’s good intentions, everyone gets a lot of freedom and respect
  • Within ourselves; we strongly trust our gut feeling, our skills and our passion.

Thinking in terms of solutions is in our DNA, both technically and administratively. Even before an investment, we proactively search for the best result and think about how we can prevent possible problems. But we make the difference afterwards too, with a far-reaching solution-oriented service that guarantees continuity.

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expertise and experience


Our employees make the difference with their expertise and experience. We work as a close and highly motivated team to join with our customers from the electronics sector (SMT) and cable assembly to provide the right machines and associated customer service.

Nick Janssens
Technical director & Sales BE
0032 14 47 19 91

Jan Van Lieshout
CEO
0032 14 47 19 95

Aad Vermaat
Sales NL
0032 14 47 19 94

Roy van Alphen
Sales NL
0032 14 47 19 92

Bart Van Biesen
Sales BE + LU
0032 14 47 19 84

Jeroen Schuiling
Sales NL
0031 6 213 755 65

Stef Bouwens
Sales & Service
0032 14 47 19 93

Jules Bosch
Sales
0032 14 39 55 71

Dennis Baumers
Back Office
0032 14 47 19 96

Inge Peeters
Back Office
0032 14 47 19 85

Els Bosmans
Back Office
0032 14 47 19 88

Elly Van Gestel
Back Office
0032 14 47 19 87

Hanna Schoepen
Marketing & Back Office
0032 14 47 19 97

Mariska Deckers
Back Office
0032 14 42 44 01

Paul Hendrickx
Service & Projecten
0032 14 47 19 90

Kevin Van Boxel
Service
0032 14 47 19 98

Ernst Vermeiren
Service
0032 14 47 19 82

Niels Mathyssen
Service
0032 14 47 19 86

Bart van de Lisdonk
Service & Process Expert
0032 14 47 19 83

Erik Hendrickx
Service
0032 14 47 19 89

Kris Syroit
Service
0032 14 47 19 81

Kevin Engelen
Service
0032 14 47 19 80

Seppe Knaepen
Service
0032 14 42 44 01

Tibo Huijbregts
Service
0032 14 47 19 99

Stijn Smets
Service
0032 14 39 55 74

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