About Us

1976

Smidt-Imex was founded!

Smidt-Imex was founded by Charles Smidt, importer of luxury soaps, silverware and advertising mirrors for wholesale.

1976
1986

1986

Smidt-Imex acquired an advertising company and start-up of a sales department, specialized in promotional gifts and premiums. Parallel, the company started to source and buy promotional items in Asia and all over Europe.

1986
1988

1988

In-house printing company for pad and silk screen printing of premiums

1988
1998

1998

Charles Smidt hands over the management of the thriving company to his son, Stephane Smidt. Stephane is still the CEO of Smidt-Imex today.

1998
2006

2006

Start of our Hong-Kong and Guangzhou office. Nowadays more than 30 people are employed in these two offices: product and supplier sourcing, inspections and accountancy.

2006
2014

2014

With the arrival of Maxime Smidt, the third generation of Smidt starts working in the company.

2014
2015

2015

Smidt-Imex establishes a specialized License and Concepts department by hiring a new team member with over 10 years of experience in this field.

2015
2017

2017

Smidt-Imex is moving to its current location at Schranshoevebaan 18 in Wommelgem.

2017
2019

2019

A brand new website is launched to inform you even better about Smidt-Imex.

2019