A magnet is part of a larger picture

For more than half a century, we have been designing and building high-tech magnet components and industrial magnet systems. We supply these systems worldwide to the automotive, food, recycling, metal, pharmaceutical, offshore, chemical and aerospace industry.

The history of Goudsmit Magnetics

Goudsmit Magnetics is a family company with more than 60 years of experience in the realm of magnets.

1945

Following the war, Theo Goudsmit and two brothers open a factory for punch and die work. The company - Goudsmit Bros. - manufactures products such as drawing pins, crown caps and cover buttons. Goudsmit also does punch and die work for the Philips multinational.

1950

The first steps towards magnetism. Theo Goudsmit concentrates on the development of magnetic systems. He improves existing clamping techniques and taps into a new market.

1959

Theo Goudsmit founds Th. Goudsmit Magneetsystemen and sets up business in Eindhoven. The main activities are the production and sale of magnets and magnetic systems. He is assisted by his son Martin who will take over the company in 1982.

1976

The company grows rapidly and moves to larger locations several times in the years that follow. In 1976 Goudsmit moves to the current location in Waalre.

1982

Martin Goudsmit takes over the company from his father Theo. Goudsmit by then already makes magnetic separators and filters, magnetic handling and magnetic transport systems, but now also starts manufacturing magnetic systems for the recycling industry.

1985

Purchase of adjacent building and start of export to Japan, initially for the demanding foodindustry.

1988

Establishment of Goudsmit Magnetic Supplies BV who concentrates on sales of permanent magnets for the automotive, aerospace, e-mobility, medische- en offshore industrie. Nowadays Supplies is ISO9001, ISO14001, AS9100D en IATF 16949 certified.

1989

Expansion of Goudsmit Magnetic Systems BV. The company premises grow from 8 m2 to 20,000 m2 in 40 years' time. In the same period the number of employees grows from 3 to 120.

1992

1992 Foundation of Goudsmit Magnetics UK. | 1993: foundation of Aimants Goudsmit France S.a.r.l. | 1996: Foundation of sales office in Germany. | 1997: Cooperation with Wamag Spol s.r.o. in Czech Republic. Goudsmit supplies to 80 countries around the world.

2003

Johan Goudsmit takes over the company from his father Martin. Family company Goudsmit Magnetics continues under the management of the third generation.

2009

Reconstruction of the premises at Petunialaan 19 - doubling the production capacity.

2012

Founder Theo Goudsmit dies at the age of 94. He was involved in the production until the very end and could be found in the company every day.

2014

Start of the joint venture with Ningbo Hitech Magnetic Assemblies in China.

2015

Opening of in-house test centre. This enables us to test the reliability and performance of all magnet systems used for metal separation, recycling, handling and demagnetizing. Customer specific situations can also be stimulated.

2017

Goudsmit does not have a formal hierarchy anymore, but is a self-managing organization in which all employees are esponsible expanding the company. This offers more flexibility and possibilities to develop talent.

1945

Following the war, Theo Goudsmit and two brothers open a factory for punch and die work. The company - Goudsmit Bros. - manufactures products such as drawing pins, crown caps and cover buttons. Goudsmit also does punch and die work for the Philips multinational.

1950

The first steps towards magnetism. Theo Goudsmit concentrates on the development of magnetic systems. He improves existing clamping techniques and taps into a new market.

1959

Theo Goudsmit founds Th. Goudsmit Magneetsystemen and sets up business in Eindhoven. The main activities are the production and sale of magnets and magnetic systems. He is assisted by his son Martin who will take over the company in 1982.

1976

The company grows rapidly and moves to larger locations several times in the years that follow. In 1976 Goudsmit moves to the current location in Waalre.

1982

Martin Goudsmit takes over the company from his father Theo. Goudsmit by then already makes magnetic separators and filters, magnetic handling and magnetic transport systems, but now also starts manufacturing magnetic systems for the recycling industry.

1985

Purchase of adjacent building and start of export to Japan, initially for the demanding foodindustry.

1988

Establishment of Goudsmit Magnetic Supplies BV who concentrates on sales of permanent magnets for the automotive, aerospace, e-mobility, medische- en offshore industrie. Nowadays Supplies is ISO9001, ISO14001, AS9100D en IATF 16949 certified.

1989

Expansion of Goudsmit Magnetic Systems BV. The company premises grow from 8 m2 to 20,000 m2 in 40 years' time. In the same period the number of employees grows from 3 to 120.

1992

1992 Foundation of Goudsmit Magnetics UK. | 1993: foundation of Aimants Goudsmit France S.a.r.l. | 1996: Foundation of sales office in Germany. | 1997: Cooperation with Wamag Spol s.r.o. in Czech Republic. Goudsmit supplies to 80 countries around the world.

2003

Johan Goudsmit takes over the company from his father Martin. Family company Goudsmit Magnetics continues under the management of the third generation.

2009

Reconstruction of the premises at Petunialaan 19 - doubling the production capacity.

2012

Founder Theo Goudsmit dies at the age of 94. He was involved in the production until the very end and could be found in the company every day.

2014

Start of the joint venture with Ningbo Hitech Magnetic Assemblies in China.

2015

Opening of in-house test centre. This enables us to test the reliability and performance of all magnet systems used for metal separation, recycling, handling and demagnetizing. Customer specific situations can also be stimulated.

2017

Goudsmit does not have a formal hierarchy anymore, but is a self-managing organization in which all employees are esponsible expanding the company. This offers more flexibility and possibilities to develop talent.

Magnets for sustainable solutions

Industrial magnet systems

We design and manufacture magnet systems for recycling, filtering, metal separation, conveying, lifting, fixing and demagnetization.

In addition to standard solutions, we tailor-make magnet systems.

Our experienced R&D and QA engineers calculate and simulate with special software how a magnet functions in your product.

Subsequently, we test your magnet system in our test centre. This guarantees that the supplied magnet solves your problem and meets the highest quality demands.

Magnets and assemblies

We supply ISO9001, IATF16949 and AS9120 certified magnets and magnet assemblies which entirely meet your specifications and quality standards.

Our experienced R&D and QA engineers work with the best software for high-tech FEM magnet calculations and 2D/3D simulations.

Subsequently, we test the prototypes extensively, until all parties are satisfied.

Working with Goudsmit saves you costly time in the development phase and guarantees the correct functioning and quality of your product.

Magnet inspection, maintenance and advice

Our experienced service engineers ensure the continuous optimal operation of the magnet systems delivered around the world.

This includes commissioning and maintenance of your magnets, magnet inspections and removal of undesired magnetism - demagnetization - on location.

Also for 3D magnet calculations, simulations or product testing, our service team is always at the ready for you.

This guarantees that your magnets will always function optimally, anywhere in the world.

Together responsible for design, sales and quality

Our Team - Mark Bierens - CNC turner

Mark Bierens

CNC machinist

Our team - Carlo van Wijngaarden - Service coördinator

Carlo van Wijngaarden

Service coördinator

Our Team - Peggy Ector - Communication & Promotion

Peggy Ector

Communication & Promotion

Sriskantharajah Sivalingam - Sales Magnets & Assemblies NL

Sriskantharajah (Sri) Sivalingam

Sales Magnets & Assemblies