Meet the Management Team

Marc Smit


"At Smit & zoon, we do business differently. With passion, know-how, and loyalty. Throughout its almost 200-year history, our family business has demonstrated time and time again its loyalty to its customers, personnel and principles as well as its professional, flexible and global approach. Loyalty means being faithful and trustworthy, sincere, frank and honest. And that defines our values precisely: to be loyal, to our customers, our principles and to each other.”


Hans van Haarst


"Our goal is to be the preferred partner for our customers in the international markets for wet-end and finishing. We are achieving that through a company-wide focus on sustainability, operational excellence and outstanding service.“


René Weltevrede

Global Director Operations

“Sustainability and continuity are key factors in our business strategy that can only be achieved by continuously improving our processes. Thanks to our qualified personnel and the high quality standards at our plants, we are able to offer our customers operational excellence.”


Cesar Knebel

Business Director EMEA

“It is our ambition to make the leather value chain more sustainable. By combining Smit & zoon’s and Codyeco’s R&D efforts and reliable customer network, we will be able to have a bigger impact on this in a faster pace. Smit & zoon will benefit from Codyeco’s in–depth knowledge of dyes, wet-end - and finishing products as well as from our customized and fashion driven approach.”


Maartje Dekkers

Global Director Human Resources

”The chemistry is in the people”. For us at Smit & zoon, that simple sentence is more than just a tagline. Our professional and dedicated employees remain key factors in our growth as a successful business. They show their commitment by supplying high quality products with the best possible service.”


Nijverheidslaan 48
1382 LK Weesp
The Netherlands

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