History of SMF Ketels
The company was founded in 1926 at the same location it still operates.
Adrianus Ketels bought the former shoe factory and made it into a tree greenery
with a specialization in chemical insect and fungus control. The service
was made available for others, and soon took off. As the service required
more technical solutions they where developed in-house.
The mechanical ambitions grew and pushed the greenery slowly in the
background. The second son of Adrianus, Henk Ketels transformed the company
into pure mechanical tool shop, and machine building operation. Many unique
projects have seen the light in this period. As technology advanced, the
company kept up with the pace, always wanting to be at the leading edge.
Pneumatics and hydraulics where the new technologies that where embraced and
used in innovative ways.
In the early 1990's his two sons Arthur and Richard joined the company. They
put in their own vision and expertise. Electronic control systems, sensor
technologies and software were added to the portfolio.
SMF Ketels today
The company is now fully owned and run by two brothers Arthur Ketels and
Richard Ketels. And although a small company, we have a team of 4 people, our
creativity and dedication make more than up for it.